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Leg 3: Echuca-Moama to Albury Wodonga
244 km / 152 miles, about 3 hr
Echuca-Moama is the paddle steamer capital of Australia. Relax in one of Echuca-Moama's B&Bs or cruise the calm waters of the river in a houseboat, enjoy quality local produce and wine at first-class restaurants, and explore the nearby Barmah Wetlands, where you can skipper a cruise boat or admire the largest single stand of river red gum left on earth.
The sandy beaches and expansive 365-kilometre shoreline of nearby Lake Hume make it a popular destination for sunbaking, picnicking and fishing.
Corowa's superb 27-hole golf course rates in Australia’s top 100. Further west across the border at Yarrawonga is the 45-hole Yarrawonga and Border Golf Club, the largest public golfing complex in the Southern Hemisphere. Nearby is the Cobram-Barooga Golf Club and Rich River Golf and Country Club.
A 40-minute drive downstream takes you to picturesque Rutherglen, one of Australia's oldest wine-growing regions. The Rutherglen Wine Experience & Visitor Information Centre is a good place to sample the region's famous fortifieds, tokays and muscats.
Albury Wodonga is a thriving modern city with a leisurely country style. Featuring a mix of stately heritage buildings, parks and treelined streets, the famous Murray River flows between the twin cities and through a magnificent unspoiled landscape of rolling valleys, hills and lush farmlands.
Spend a few days in and around Rutherglen exploring the 21 cellar doors in close proximity. Sample the iconic fortifieds and a new breed of wines.
Welcome to Victoria's food bowl. Pick up local fruit, vegetables and gourmet produce at farm gates, markets and cafes throughout the region.
The Murray is a year-round golfing haven that stretches from Albury to Mildura. Tee off on a course along the banks of the beautiful Murray River.
Dining options abound in the Murray region. Cruise on a paddle steamer to wineries and restaurants, dine at riverside cafes or in a cosy country pub.
The Murray River is home to over 350 different species of birds.
Boasting a warm climate, cultural festivals, great dining and myriad water-based activities, Echuca-Moama is the perfect family getaway destination.
A modern city with a country style, Albury Wodonga is a charming mix of heritage buildings, vibrant shopping precincts, and fine food and wine.
Located on the Murray River, the twin towns of Cobram and Barooga offer a relaxed lifestyle set amid fine agricultural land, rich in fruit and dairy.
Discover the taste of history with a fresh palate in Rutherglen, a historic wine growing area invigorated by a crop of young winemakers.
The twin towns of Yarrawonga-Mulwala are home to beautiful Lake Mulwala and popular with golfers, anglers, water sports fanatics and bush walkers.
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