Morning: Start the day with coffee and a superfood smoothie bowl at Nourish Sushi & Juice Bar or something tempting from one of Deni’s bakeries and cafes.
Exploring town by bike is fun and easy! Borrow bikes for free at the Visitor Information Centre then head to McLean Beach (you can also hire bikes at the Holiday Park there) then ride along the 'Beach to Beach' bike trail that follows the river through town into the Murray Valley Regional Park (2.6km).
Visit the Information Centre along the way, where you can visit the Peppin Heritage Centre, which tells the history of the Peppin Merino, houses an original school room, the Wanganella Gaol, and so much more.
Then follow the Town Walk map to the Island Sanctuary, a natural bushland island that boasts unique native flora and fauna, including kangaroos and over 100 varieties of birdlife. Also in the sanctuary is the burial site of 'Old Jack', who suffered at the hands of the notorious Melville gang of bushrangers when they paid Deni an unwelcome visit in 1851.
Continue further on your choice of cycle trails through the forest and along the river, surrounded by birdlife and native wildlife in their natural habitat.
Afternoon: Back in town, linger over a long lunch in the shade of the broad umbrellas and trees at The Crossing Café on the banks of the river – where there’s a big lawn for the kids to play barefoot.
With so much activity in the morning, a quiet afternoon at McLean Beach is ideal. Build sandcastles, play in the water, read a book and simply enjoy life.
Evening: Get cleaned up and head into town for dinner. After a big lunch, maybe try something lighter at a pub, club or one of the casual local restaurants.