No need to decide between a river cruise or a beach getaway when you can have both at the twin towns of Cobram and Barooga, located on either side of the Murray River. Work up an appetite on the golf courses and fishing spots before sampling amazing local produce from surrounding farms.
Relax and recharge on the stretches of sandy river beaches between Yarrawonga and Barmah. Thompson's Beach, Australia's largest inland beach is shaded by towering river red gums during the day and is floodlit in the evenings, making it the perfect spot for fishing, water-skiing and canoeing in the daytime and a family BBQ at night. Hire a houseboat from Coobram Barooga Boat Hire and live on the water as you move to a different beach each day, or walk around Quinn Island to see the abundant wildlife.
Tee off on the greens
Play a round of golf at the Cobram Barooga Golf Club's famous Old Course or at the modern links-style West Course for wider fairways and larger greens. Alternatively, head off to the Barooga Sports Club to try out the 18-hole golf course and bowling green for a quiet game of bowls.
Situated in the heart of Victoria's 'food bowl' and the largest stone fruit producing area in Australia, Cobram is home to the familiar Murray Goulburn – Devondale dairy brand. Set out along the Farm Gate Trail for local produce, direct from the producers. Foodies will have a chance to stock up on strawberries, cheese, stone fruit and citrus, and then sample award winning wines at local cellar doors.
Things to do
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.
A mountain stream in its upper reaches, the river turns into a meandering river lined with magnificent forests of red gum and sandy beaches.