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History, Arts and Culture

With its river trade creating booming townships, the Murray was central to the development of inland Australia in colonial times. The region has seen its share of explorers and bushrangers, and has provided life-giving nourishment and spiritual sites to locals for 40,000 years.

The Murray forges through world-renowned wetlands, the world’s largest river red gum forests and bird-filled lake systems to starkly beautiful outback plains of sandhills, saltpans and Mallee scrub. It’s a rich cultural history in some of the most striking natural settings in the world.

You’re in an ancient place with a living heritage. Experience legendary trials and triumphs in historic towns and museums, on tours and riverboat cruises, and in heritage areas. Experience the Murray's history.