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Self-drive & touring

Make your own way to Deni, and stay a while

Whether you’re in the family car, a motorhome or towing a caravan, the entire area around Deniliquin and along the Edward River is an ideal place to stop for a day or three. Say hi and take a look at what the locals are up to.

Set up camp

Riverside caravan parks are a great place to set up for a couple of nights in Deni. With everything from camping spots and powered sites to three-bedroom villas, every taste is catered for. And you’re spoilt for choice with four great riverside parks in Deni.

If you’re happier sleeping under the stars in your tent or RV, there are lots of camping grounds near town and in nearby national parks.

Out and about

Whether you’re interested in guided town walks, mountain biking, art or cultural attractions, you’ll find it in Deni.

We’re home to around a third of all bird species in Australia; a fact celebrated on a grand scale with the stunning bird mural on a water tower in Scott’s Park in the heart of town. This and more can be seen by taking the self-guided town walk using a map available at the Visitor Information Centre.

You’ll need a car (or, preferably, a ute) to visit the site of the famous Deni Ute Muster, held annually in October. Even when the iconic event isn’t on, the massive gates at the front of the venue are well worth a look. And speaking of utes, you might also notice the Ute on a Pole when strolling through town.

After days of driving, Deni has the perfect antidote: stretch your legs on the lovely Beach to Beach walk from McLeans Beach through town to Willoughby’s Beach. At around 40 minutes each way, it’s a terrific way to relax as you follow the path of the Edward River through River Red Gums and wetlands.

History

Fans of Australian colonial and Victorian-era history will not want to miss the Peppin Heritage Centre. With changing local and touring exhibitions, there’s always something new and interesting on display. But history buffs will be drawn to the heritage museum and a Federation-style classroom, with displays showing and telling stories of life in the area more than a century ago.

History of a different nature is on show north of town at the Black Swamp. Take a drive out to the Hay Plains – one of the flattest places on Earth – and stop by the marvellous Headless Horseman sculpture. This folk history yarn warns campers that their sleep might be disturbed by the terrifying arrival of this ghostly apparition, just as people say happened way back in the 1850s.

Food and drink

With lots of lovely restaurants, pubs and clubs, and fast food options, you won’t go hungry during your visit to Deniliquin. If you’re keen to mix with locals out on the land, head up for a meal at the 150 year old Booroorban Royal Mail Hotel. This orange-rooved oasis is hard to miss – it’s the only building on the main street!

While you’re staying at Deni, and before heading off on your journey, be sure to enjoy a tasty meal, sweet treat and a coffee or two at one of Deni’s welcoming cafes.