Well known for its spectacular river red gum forests, the Murray region is full of places to find furniture, home wares and art made from the iconic red gum. Gourmands will take great pleasure in the speciality food shops and cafes stocking local produce by the jarful.
Red gum to order
Renowned for its dense and lustrous auburn glow, red gum is ecologically harvested and milled in the region. Join a guided tour of the Arbuthnot Sawmill in Koondrook, west of Echuca and head to the town centre to find wood-turners and furniture makers that design and build to order.
Echuca and Swan Hill
Browse through art galleries and boutique shops along High Street in Echuca-Moama. Housed in heritage buildings these boutiques are packed with fashion clothing and shoes, books, antiques, Aboriginal art, original paintings, jewellery, wrought ironwork and furniture. Swan Hill is also a great shopping destination boasting gourmet food, specialty outlets and larger chain stores.
Mildura has a reputation for stylish shopping in a picturesque setting. Find countless speciality shops scattered throughout Mildura along with two major shopping precincts – Mildura City and the recently renovated Centro Plaza. Stop by the regular Sunday market at Langtree Mall for an extra splash of colour to your shopping experience.
Take a walk through the Albury Central Shopping Precinct where you'll find Myer and other big brands, and then stroll down Dean Street and explore its nearby arcades. Pick up a creative gift at the Albury Art Gallery shop, find vintage items at Little Gooseberry Studio, or visit Little Nest to pick up some cute wooden toys for the kids.
Find handcrafted furniture and home wares made from red gum, and antiques and gourmet produce, in the region's galleries, boutiques and markets.
Visit bountiful markets in Victoria's food bowl. Stock up on the local fruit, vegetables, olives and nuts, fish and gourmet goodies on offer.