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Barham - Koondrook

The twin towns of Barham (NSW) and Koondrook (Victoria), located on the mighty Murray River ooze charm and character galore and offer many choices for a day trip, weekend or extended holiday.

Beyond the expected country hospitality and charm, the towns feature national parks, state forests, picturesque recreation areas and a scene of natural activities and boutique food, wine and cultural experiences.

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 the many unique markets and events nestled along the river, and you’ll quickly see why Barham Koondrook has much to offer the seasoned traveller or the occasional visitor.

Summer Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in nature – explore the national parks and state forests, hire a kayak, go bushwalking, camping or fishing.
  • Join the action of the Koondrook Barham Fishing Competition. Register on 28 February 2020 and spend the weekend trying to land a 30kg Murray Cod! Fishers can compete on the water or from the riverbank.
  • Explore the wide range of cycling and walking trails through the bush and pretty township, including the beautiful Barham Boardwalk.
  • Grab your lilo and a life jacket and join the fun of the annual Great Aussie Lilo Race on Australia Day, 26 January. After a barbecue breakfast at Riverside Park in Koondrook, register to join the fun, then prepare for action when the race kicks off at 11.30am.
  • Jump on board a relaxing river cruise along the Murray River from Barham or Gunbower Creek aboard the Wetlander.

Must Do’s Anytime

  • Wander the Barham Koondrook Red Gum Statue Walk, which has over 15 red gum statues spread along the riverbank depicting local people and wildlife.
  • Discover the local artisan produce and boutique eateries, and explore the many wineries and farm gates along the Backroads Trail.
  • Visit the Border Flywheelers Museum with artefacts celebrating the farming community along the Murray Darling Basin.
  • Laze and graze at River Daze – a music, food and wine event on the banks of the Murray on the first Saturday in March.
  • Head to one of the clubs for great food and entertainment.

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