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Top 6 Picnic Spots in River Country this summer

Top 6 Picnic Spots in River Country this summer

Lets be honest, you can’t beat a good old fashioned picnic. Embrace eating outdoors this summer and enjoy some quality time catching up with friends and family. Take your picnic to the next level and stock up some local produce; with local charcuterie, small goods such as pork pies, fresh fruits and chutneys; or drop by one of the many provedores or bakeries in the region and grab gourmet salads and ready made meals. Check out our Foods, Paddocks and Produce guide for inspiration.

Once you’ve got your delicious hamper sorted, grab a picnic blanket, some sunscreen and head out for the great outdoors.

Moama Beach
Moama Beach offers visitors one of the best places to access the Murray River for swimming and recreation. Swim in the shadow of the iconic bridge that links New South Wales and Victoria. Feel the history as you take in stunning views of the historic Echuca Wharf and wave to the paddle steamers chugging past. Choose a spot on the sand or on the maintained grassed area in the shade, making this the perfect space to enjoy a family picnic by the river.

Moama Adventure Playgrounds and Botanic Gardens
Spend quality time with the whole family and make treasured memories of fun and adventure! The Playpark is a community built project designed for children from babies to teenagers with features to stimulate physical, social and imaginative play experiences. Find a picnic bench or a nice shady grassy spot. Adjacent to the park is the Moama Echuca Botanic Gardens, where you can reconnect with nature as you take a leisurely stroll through the uniquely designed arid and semi arid Australian landscapes. Public toilets and undercover BBQ’s are nearby.

Edward River Bridge Picnic Area
Enjoy a riverside family barbecue at Edward River Bridge picnic area at Mathoura. The sound of the birdlife and majestic river redgums makes this quite a special area. As the picnic area is located in a Regional Park, you can even bring your dog along so thew whole family can enjoy a fun day out!

There’s plenty to explore in the area including nearby Gulpa Creek Walk, accessible kayak launch or bring your fishing rods and drop a line into the river.

Lake Moulamein
The lake covers 15 hectares and is one of Moulamein’s most popular attractions and makes for a tranquil picnic setting. Relax under one of the three shelters or take advantage of the free gas barbecue. Indulge in some wildlife spotting with an abundance of birdlife on the lake or drip your feet in for a paddle.

Riverside Park Barham
Riverside Park is adjacent to the Murray River, the Barham boardwalk provides a viewing area along the river and provides accessible, safe access for people to enjoy the river. There is plenty of grassy area to spread out your picnic blanket or find a shady spot.

The nearby fenced children’s play park makes it ideal for young families or bring your bikes and go for a ride along the boardwalk and riverside path afterwards.

Mensforth Park Tooleybuc
Next to the Murray River and with the historic Tooleybuc Bridge as the picture perfect backdrop, Mensforth park is a superb rest spot if you are travelling through the region.

The park features a new playground including flying fox, picnic benches and expanse of grass to spread out a picnic rug. At the nearby Bridge Keepers Cottage there is an outdoor kitchen, bbqs and undercover deck area.

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