Into the heart of the Riverina
Our trail starts at Picnic Point near Mathoura. Head there direct from Echuca Moama (45 mins) or slow down and enjoy the River Forest Trail on the way.
If you’re coming from parts further west, this trail can also be done in reverse order, starting in Moulamein.
Picnic Point – the trail begins
Picnic Point is on a hairpin bend in the Murray that also sees the beginning of the Edward River. Start the day exploring the history of the Timber Cutters’ Run, then launch your kayak or tinny from the boat ramp – there’s good fishing here.
Sight birds including the eastern great egret, musk duck, yellow rosellas, superb wrens, pelicans, egrets and purple swamphen at the Reed Beds Bird Hide – offering informative signage and fun interactive displays just a few minutes back on the road to Mathoura.
Pick up a pastry and coffee in Mathoura and head back to the eastern edge of town to explore the beautiful, relaxing scenery on a walk along the Mathoura Heritage Trail, which highlights the history and ongoing importance of redgum logging in the area. The trail takes in the Mathoura Railway Station and railway sleepers, the main street, Pastoral Hotel, the old water tower, the Red Gum man and the Soldiers Memorial Gardens.