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.