Morning: At Cottages on Edward, you’ll love the breakfast basket delivered to your door.
After breakfast in bed, drive into town and wander the boutique shops, checking out town sculptures and historic sites along the way.
If it’s market day (second and fourth Saturdays of each month), you’re in luck. Head to Waring Gardens for the Naponda Farmers Market or Lions Community Market for fresh produce, crafts, plants and more. Pick up some picnic supplies at the market (or arrange a stunning, custom-made takeaway grazing box from local business Graze by Jade) and, starting at McLean Beach, stroll along the beautiful riverside Beach to Beach Walk.
You’ll skirt the edge of town as you follow the path through the fascinating Island Sanctuary, before reaching tranquil Willoughby’s Beach after around 40 minutes. Spread out your blanket and relax as the Edward River flows by and the birds sing in the trees.
Afternoon: Relaxed and well-fed, it’s time for some adventure. Stroll back into town together and collect the car, before driving out to the Hay Plains – one of the three flattest places on the planet – north of Deniliquin on the Cobb Highway. Around 40 minutes from Deni is the Black Swamp: stop by and view the Headless Horseman sculpture which forms part of The Long Paddock Touring Route. The sculpture celebrates the mythical headless horseman, who was said to appear and frighten camping drovers in the area from the 1850s.
Evening: On the way back to Deniliquin, turn off for the small village of Wanganella. The Wanganella General Store, on a lovely bank of the Billabong Creek (known as the longest creek in Australia) serves home-style meals and drinks. Stop in for an early dinner and a chat with the locals before the short drive back to your accommodation.