We always welcome visitors who come to enjoy the kinds of events only regional Australia can offer. State orchestras and laneway festivals are fine, but wait until you share the pure fun of events in River Country! The Perricoota Pop and Pour Festival is exactly as much fun as it sounds, while the Wakool Sheep Races (the Melbourne Cup of the bush!), Mathoura Speed Shear Competition, Wakool Show, and the Moulamein Gourmet Fare offer slices of community life that we are proud to share. Visitors from neighbouring regions, big cities and countries far and wide are welcomed with a generous smile.
4. Blooming lovely!
From spring to summer, these late months are the best time to enjoy our region’s famed botanic gardens. And the two main attractions offer a wonderfully unique taste of native Australian plant life. These are botanic gardens like you’ll find nowhere else in the world!
Just a few minutes’ drive from central Barham, the Barham Federation Botanic Reserve is a community-led initiative that provides habitat to over 125 species of plants that are local to our region, plus mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds.
Moama Botanic Gardens is another striking display of the local plants and trees that make River Country so unique. An ‘arid’ garden may sound dull, but the astonishing life, colour and diversity on show surprises everyone who visits. There are picnic facilities too.