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 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.