Journey south then east on Perricoota Road towards Echuca Moama. In just 20 mins you can turn off to the right at the Five Mile picnic area, near the boat ramp on the Murray River. Break open some of the supplies you’ve picked up along with way (go easy on the mead!) and enjoy an impromptu afternoon picnic by the river.
If you’ve got bikes, go for a ride at the nearby Five Mile mountain bike trail in the Murray Valley Regional Park. There are 7km of purpose-built trails suitable for all skill levels.
You’re only six or seven minutes from Moama, but – if you’re not all wined out – it’s worth a small diversion for tastings at St Anne’s Vineyard (look for signs on the left) and Morrison’s Winery (on the right) as you near Moama. Fans of the best of British (think pork pies, streaky bacon, black pudding, pork sausages and even haggis) must stop at Pacdon Park; a roadside factory shop for their locally farmed produce.
And finally you’re in the twin towns.
Take a short drive down through Old Moama, on Chanter Street, to see the Old Telegraph Station building and historic Captains Cottage. Both are open to the public on the second Sunday of every month, but even if they’re closed, it’s an interesting place to explore. Old Moama was the site of Maiden’s Punt, a service that carried people and goods across the Murray. Near here, Maiden’s Junction Inn was the busiest stock market in Australia in the middle of the 19th century.