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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.

Autumn Highlights

  • Get Active: Autumns mild weather is prefect for getting active, explore Barham's Federation Reserve or stretch your legs with a gentle walk along 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.

  • 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. Get on your bike and cycle Barham Riverside walk are prefect to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful autumn scenery.
  • Celebrate seasonal delights and fresh produce: The Murrabit Market, with over 80 stalls selling local produce, hand made crafts, plants plus more, the market is held the first Saturday of the month. Dates for this autumn include: 2nd March, 30th March (Easter Saturday), 6th April and 4th May.

  • Indulge in the local artisan produce and boutique wineries: Barham vines is snuggled in perfectly amongst vines and the river redgums. The natural bush setting is literally untouched, perfect for relaxing with a glass of red with a group of friends. Restdown Wines offers organic, low-sulphite wines, treat yourself to a tasty share platters from the Restdown Kitchen Garden and gourmet local producers, seriously good for the soul. Witness the bountiful harvest of autumn and stock up on seasonal produce at Bundarra Berkshires, Barham Avocados and Redgum Grove's farmgate stall.
  • 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.
  • Rocking Events Calendar: This autumn Barham host's a buzzing calendar of events. Return to Rock and Roll with CluBarham, featuring four fun-filled days of amazing rock n roll music. Experience culinary delights with Feast, Forest Farm, showing the best of Barham's culinary delights over two days.
  • Historic Charm: 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.
  • Tee Off: 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.

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