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Springtime on the Murray

The Murray River courses through our region, supplying water for farming, boosting the region’s amazing wetlands and providing recreational activities all year round. Fishing is off the agenda in Sun Country during spring: due to breeding cycles and supply, prize catches like the Murray Cod and Murray Cray are not to be fished along much of the river’s length, but from the Yarrawonga weir through the Sun Country all the way west to Tocumwal, no fishing at all is permitted.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that enjoying life on the water is off limits. Mild days are perfect for recreational boating and waterskiing, and sunny days later in spring are warm enough for a swim, with Thompson’s Beach in Cobram just one of many popular spots to paddle and splash.

Bright sunny days and lengthening afternoons also make spring an ideal time to cruise our waterways, with knowledgeable commentary and glorious options. Cruise, dine and marvel at the clear sunsets on Lake Mulwala with a cruise on the P.S. Cumbaroona and the M.V. Paradise Queen.

Glide through the beautiful Barmah Forest on the Kingfisher Cruise. See the wildlife – including 236 bird species, 50 mammals, and more than 500 plant species – learn about the ancient geology that shaped this unique environment, and catch a glimpse of the rich indigenous history of this truly stunning place.

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