Food & wine
Step into a diverse, sun-blessed region teeming with wining and dining possibilities. The Murray River is the area's lifeblood and numerous restaurants and cafes provide a stunning riverine backdrop to your dining experience. Self-caterers can stock up on local goodies and chose their own grassy patch on which to picnic down by the riverbank.
Indulge in a huge range of fresh, perfectly ripened fruit found in towns, at streetside stalls and farmers' markets in the Murray region. Transformed by 19th-century irrigation from a virtual desert into one of the nation's most fertile agricultural areas and blessed with a warm, Mediterranean climate, the Murray is now the centre of Australia's dried fruit industry. It's also the state's largest wine-producing region – over two-thirds of the total wine production originates here.
Fresh from the river
Tuck into a plethora of fresh water fish plucked straight from the Murray River. Pop into foodstores and cafes in towns along the river to taste delicious river fare, including yabbies, Murray crays and the famed Murray cod.
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.
Welcome to Victoria's food bowl. Pick up local fruit, vegetables and gourmet produce at farm gates, markets and cafes throughout the region.
Discover excellent wineries producing easy drinking red and white table wines, of which chardonnay is a speciality, in the Swan Hill region.
The Goulburn Valley wine region is a huge area stretching from Seymour in central Victoria up to Echuca on the Murray River.
Encounter bold and resilient winemakers, and traditional and alternative wines, in the Murray Darling, where most of Victoria's wine is produced.
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.