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Golden Autumn Memories in North of The Murray

The gentle months of autumn are the perfect time of year to head North of the Murray, to pitch a tent, light a campfire by the water’s edge, and to slow life down.

It’s the season for welcoming cool, crisp mornings and glorious sun-kissed days on the Murray River, or by our well known lakes where time slows its pace, inviting you to linger just that little bit longer.

There is so much to embrace, savour and experience north of the border, with water-based activities still very much on the agenda, perhaps a round or two of golf, or a spot of fishing on a quiet river bend. From the banks of the Murray to the plains of the northern country, this region promises a treasure trove of unforgettable moments - from cycling and walking trails, and food and wine events, to our magnificent natural landscapes, big skies and wide-open countryside perfect for roaming wild and free.

Start designing your very own adventure today, and join us North of the Murray to make your own golden autumn memories.

Cycling and Walking Trails

The arrival of cooler autumn days makes this the best time of year to hit our walking and cycle trails, particularly the newly established Corowa to Mulwala cycle trail. Suitable for all ages and all levels of riding fitness, this 43km family-friendly trail skirts the northern banks of the Murray River and Lake Mulwala, and is a sealed and flat track, ensuring enjoyment for all.

On your journey you’ll be treated to front row viewing of native habitat, world class bird-breeding areas and of course, fresh country air. There are numerous opportunities for walking, fishing and recreational boating at either end of the trail, as well as a smorgasbord of food and wine options to satisfy your hunger and thirst after some time in the saddle. Bike hire is available in both Corowa and Yarrawonga and don’t forget to download a copy of the trail map before you set off.

This is just one of the many cycle and walking adventure trails on offer North of the Murray, with others including the Corowa Wetlands and Rail Trail, Nulla Nulla Swamp and Redlands Hill Trail, Redland Hills Reserve Track, Corowa Central Trail, Gorman Park Mulwala and Kyffins Reserve and the Lakeside Walking Trail.

Pack the bikes or walking shoes for the whole family and choose your own trail adventure!

Easter and Events

Getting away with the kids for Easter is an experience that creates lifelong memories, and North of the Murray is an ideal destination to experience this autumn. There is so much on offer at this time of year, but you might be just as content with lazy days eating hot cross buns from a local bakery, or star gazing at night, toasting marshmallows by the fire.

There are rivers to cruise and hidden waterways to discover, golf games to be played and gorgeous local towns to browse and fully slow your pace. We also have excellent weekly markets in many local towns, where you can fill your picnic basket, as well as a fabulous offering of festivals and events.

Outstanding Food, Wine, Whisky and Chocolate

As well as the many food and wine festivals and events happening North of the Murary this autumn, there are a plethora of options to fill your tummy, esky and picnic basket. From superb restaurants and cafes, to local wines, fresh regional produce and excellent country pubs and clubs, you will not go hungry. Check out this extensive list to plan breakfast, lunch, dinner - and everything in between.

Starting with breakfast, be sure to include ½ Acre Coffee Lounge and Nursery in Howlong on your list where they offer an all-day affair in an eclectic setting, a gorgeous bunch of local flowers and great coffee of course! Like most discerning travellers, we’re tipping that you and your crew will be on the hunt for great coffee North of the Murray and your options are endless - check out the full list to ensure you're caffeinated for a big day of adventuring.

For lunch, why not pack a picnic and take a road trip along our amazing sculpture trail that meanders through the beautiful countryside.

And as evening falls, you’ll find an assortment of delicious dinner options across the region from pub fare to Italian and Chinese.

If you’re a lover of history and food, be sure to visit the 1920s flour mill where the Corowa Distillery resides - home to Australia’s first whiskey using locally grown ingredients, and featuring a whiskey tasting room, chocolate shop and cafe onsite.

There is so much to see and do North of the Murray this Autumn, not to mention to eat, drink and experience. Come for a weekend, a week, or the entire Easter school holidays. We can’t wait to show you around.

More Inspiration

Be sure to check out our other trails and experiences: The Shearing the Rams Trail, Art and Sculpture Trail, Corowa to Mulwala Cycle Trail.