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Barham - Koondrook

Charm, character and year-round river activities await visitors to these twin towns.

Barham (NSW) and Koondrook (Victoria), located on the mighty Murray River, are easily-reached options for a day trip, weekend or extended holiday.

Not surprisingly, many activities here are based around the iconic Murray River including wetland cruises, fishing, camping, bushwalking, boating and canoeing. Combine these with a diverse and exciting range of eateries, a collection of individual country retail shops, niche farm-gate experiences and our many unique markets and events, and you’ll quickly see why Barham Koondrook has much to offer anyone looking for a refreshing change of scenery.

Spring Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in nature – explore the national parks and state forests, hire a kayak, go bushwalking, camping or fishing.
    This part of the Murray River rewards anglers with the odd Murray Cod, golden perch, silverfish and catfish, while dobbers can land some very tasty yabbies. A track through the caravan park leads to a boat ramp and sand bar which form a safe swimming hole. Further on, Riverside Park is a popular picnicking area.
  • Explore the wide range of cycling and walking trails through the bush and pretty township, including Riverwalk and Botanic Reserve.
  • Stretch your legs with a gentle walk along the community build boardwalk at Barham Riverside Park. Riverside Park is also a start of the Koondrook Barham Redgum Statue Walk where the history of the twin towns is depicted via 17 chainsaw carved redgum statues and information boards along the banks of the river and across the border town of Koondrook.
  • Take in some retail therapy! Barham hosts a collection of individual country retail and niche shopping experiences. If you are looking for some chic homewares or trendy fashion pieces Barham has plenty on offer.
  • Jump on board a relaxing river cruise along the Murray River from Barham or Gunbower Creek aboard the Wetlander.
  • Discover the local artisan produce and boutique eateries, and explore the many wineries and farm gates along the Backroads Trail. Barham vines is snuggled in perfectly amongst vines and the river redgums, a funked-up shipping container come cellar door is an absolutely cracking spot to gather with good friends, eat good food and drink good wine. If you would prefer to enjoy at home
    purchase local wines and produce at Bundarra Berkshires, Barham Avocados and Redgum Grove. While out on a Murray River walk in Koondrook be sure to call into the Long Paddock Food Store. Located in the heritage area of the town, diners can enjoy delicious fresh local produce, great coffee, a seasonal menu and friendly service.

  • Did you know bridges are not just functional, they can also be scenic and engineering attractions? Take a moment to stop and admire the iconic Barham Bridge over the Murray River. Built in 1904, the Barham Bridge is historically significant and rare, being only one of two of this design type.
  • Visit the Border Flywheelers Museum with artifacts celebrating the farming community along the Murray Darling Basin.
  • As one of the major golfing destinations along the Murray River, Barham Golf is the idyllic location
    for your next golfing escape. Nestled amid natural bush surrounds lies a sequence of magnificent
    grass greens and challenging bunkers that make up a visionary 18-hole championship golf course.
    Barham Golf Resort also ofters fully self-contained units and caravan ensuite sites. If bowls is more
    your niche, social Bowls competitions run at the Barham Bowls Club Tuesday and Saturday
    afternoons and visitors are most welcome and encouraged to participate and they also offer a great meal.
  • What better way to spend a Spring day than sharing good wine and food with family and friends? Barham Vines is a stunning, small-batch vineyard in picturesque Barham. The natural bush setting is literally untouched, perfect for relaxing with a glass of red and so good for the soul. Snuggled in perfectly amongst vines and the river redgums, the funked-up shipping container come cellar door is an absolutely cracking spot to gather with good friends, eat good food and drink good wine.

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