Match the gentle pace of the river’s flow by exploring the region on foot. From a stroll around our larger towns indulging in a spot of window shopping to more organised and challenging hikes, the Murray has something for every speed.
There is no shortage of signposted walking tracks, from the easy 2-hour Wagirra Trail in Albury to the more challenging 10km Camel Pad Track downriver at Hattah-Kulkyne National Park. For keen bushwalkers, Gunbower National Park, Murray Valley National Park and Yanga National Park in particular have some excellent marked bushwalking trails, while the Hume & Hovell Walking Track follows the explorers’ route out of Albury. It’s 426km to Yass, so pack a picnic lunch and a water bottle!
For historical town walks, visit a local information centre for up-to-the-minute tips. Self-guided historical walks are on offer at Corowa, Howlong, Murrabit and more. Or combine top-grade produce, history and nature on the 4km Rutherglen Gold Battery walk, which sets off from the Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre.
Cycling and horse riding are wonderful ways to explore the region at your own pace – you can stop at countless spots along the river and go exploring. Excellent purpose-built mountain biking trails are at Nail Can Hill in Albury and the Five Mile in Murray Valley National Park north of Moama.
Many of the region’s walking trails are perfect for picnickers and day-trippers looking to explore on their own steam and at their own pace. The short ride to and around the Wonga Wetlands is a lovely way to spend an afternoon just out of Albury, while the lovely Wahgunyah River Walking and Cycle Trail allows you to explore the river bank, vineyards and a charming café. In every town – and in plenty of places in between – cyclists will find no shortage of well-maintained tracks to explore.
And animal lovers can opt for a horse trail ride from Echuca, or through the Barmah forest for a real back-to-nature experience.