Make a beeline for the twin towns of Barham and Koondrook for twice the riverine adventure. Spend long days golfing and fishing to your heart's content or revel in nature's bounty on a wander through ancient red gum forests and wetlands.
Tee off at the Barham Golf and Country Club. The par 72 layout is carved from a natural bush setting with a stream winding through most of the holes. For a glimpse into the golfing past of pro golfer Stuart Appleby, head down to nearby Cohuna Golf Course and play a round where Appleby spent his formative years on the lush, green fairways.
Summer time brings summer fun in this water-sports playground. Take a drive out to the Kerang Lakes district, an area perfect for water-skiing, canoeing, wakeboarding and swimming.
Cast a line for golden perch and Murray cod in the Murray or enjoy a picnic at the Barham Lakes Complex, four interconnected artificial lakes surrounded by grasslands, picnic facilities, a walking track and a swimming area with a beach.
Spot birds on your way through the tall river red gums of the Gunbower Island State Forest, a 65,000-acre flood plain that is internationally recognised as a wetland of significance.
The Kerang Lakes district, boasting 57 lakes within a 40 kilometre stretch, is another twitchers' favourite. Camp out under the starry night sky, watch the sun set over the water and wake to the sound of nature all around.
Wander along the tourist walkway at the Arbuthnot Sawmills, in operation since 1889 and get an understanding of the region's history on the Long Paddock Touring Route and the Backroads Trail. Sample local delicacies, hear Dreamtime stories and learn about the days of the early settlers.
Things to do
Whether a novice or a serious angler, come cast a line for the famed Murray cod, trout or golden perch in the rivers and lakes of the Murray region.
Venture into the diverse terrain of the Murray region – farmland, red gum forests, wetlands and even desert – and cross paths with the local fauna.