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Family Activities

Family getaways are the perfect opportunity to reconnect, spending time together away from the day-to-day rituals of everyday life.

Whether you've got a weekend, a week or even longer, it's fun and rewarding to explore new places and enjoy new experiences together. Here in River Country, there are endless possibilities: from camping under the stars to floating down the river, and from eating fresh local produce to cycling local paths and tracks.

No matter where you're based or where you choose to visit, there's a family-friendly adventure waiting for you.

Barham Koondrook

  • Cruise the pristine Gunbower Creek aboard the Wetlander: breakfast, lunch and dinner cruises are offered.
  • Enjoy a picnic and a play at Barham Riverside Park before strolling along the river on the Redgum Statue Walk, which features chainsaw carvings of local pioneers and animals.
  • Bring your bikes and enjoy riverside views along the community-built Barham Boardwalk.
  • Burn some energy at the Barham Skate Park, featuring a flow bowl area and fun street obstacles.
  • Fuel up with tasty mains and a kids' menu at cluBarham.

Moulamein

  • Visit the famed Big Tree on the banks of the Edward River; it's believed to be between 500 and 1000 years old, is a culturally significant meeting place for local Indigenous people, and has a girth of 11.6 metres.
  • The Moulamein River Walk, along the Edward River and Billabong Creek, has signs that explain the natural and historical significance of the area.
  • Moulamein Lake on the northern edge of town is a safe spot for water activities and has shady trees and picnic facilities.
  • The Moulamein Court House and Mooloomoon Shearing Shed offer fascinating glimpses into the towns history.
  • Bond with the kids by teaching them to fish; impress everyone by landing a Murray Cod.

Echuca Moama

  • Paddlesteamers are always a hit, with cruises departing regularly; buy tickets and explore the modern open-air displays at the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre.
  • Five Mile mountain bike trail in Murray Valley Regional Park is suitable for all ages and is one of the best places for biking in the region; picnic facilities make for a fun day out.
  • Try stand up paddleboarding (SUP); either bring your own, or hire equipment from one of the local suppliers (lessons and tours also available).
  • Moama Adventure Playpark is a large, modern park designed for kids ranging from babies to teens, and features all-abilities equipment, shade and barbecues.
  • Play a fun round of mini golf at Rich River Golf Club; there's also meals available at the CafĂ© Lounge with an adjacent kids' play room.
  • The Rich River Golf Club, Moama Bowling Club and RSL are all family friendly and have children's play areas.

Mathoura

  • Kayaking and canoeing is a great way to enjoy each other and the glorious natural environment, with the Murray, Broken and Tullah Creeks, and Moira and Barmah Lakes all within easy reach; Hire boats from either Echuca or Barmah.
  • Grab a map from the Visitor Information Centre and take the family on a trip through time along the Mathoura Heritage Trail, visiting historic landmarks that make Mathoura the town it is today.
  • See beautiful and stunning scenery along the Gulpa Creek boardwalk and at the Reed Beds Bird Hide - see how many birds you can spot!
  • Pack the tents and give bush camping a go with grounds at Edward River Bridge, Swifts Creek and many more waterside spots. Cast a line for a family fishing competition, and catch your own dinner.
  • Glide through the world-heritage listed Barmah Wetlands aboard the MV Kingfisher, along the 'Barmah Choke' and surrounded by the world's largest river red gum forest.
  • Eat at the Timbercutters restaurant - sit outside and enjoy the autumn sun, cold drinks and tasty woodfired pizzas.

Tooleybuc

  • Enjoy a hit of mini golf at the Tooleybuc Sporting Club, with 18 holes of fun, and lighting so you can play on into the evening. Stay for dinner too.
  • Pay a visit to Andrew Peace Wines; grownups can enjoy the cellar door, and there's a barbecue and pizza oven available on request.
  • See the amazing Giant Mallee Root (the biggest stump in NSW and the second largest in the world according to Guinness World Records) and learn all about the rare and endangered Dinosaur Ant at the Tooleybuc Sporting Club.

Discover River Country ... where the best memories are made.