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Overview

Tocumwal

Visit this historic town on the Murray River and find beautiful river beaches, spectacular red gum forests, and the 'World's Biggest Codfish', a seven metre-long landmark on Tocumwal Foreshore Reserve that celebrates one of the area's most famous pastimes.

Swim, ride, walk and paddle

Tocumwal is the perfect place to enjoy the best of the Murray. Take your pick of 24 riverside beaches close to town and soak up the outdoor lifestyle. Pitch a tent and then stretch the legs on a bushwalk. Sign up for a horse riding trip, cast a line for Murray cod or watch native birds in the trees. And then hit the water for some canoeing and swimming.

Faces in the trees

Keep an eye out for myriad species of native birds on a quiet bushwalk by the river, or visit the nearby Ulupna Island, a flora and fauna reserve, to see koalas and kangaroos in their natural habitat.

Heartland

Tocumwal takes its name from the Aboriginal word, 'Tocumival', meaning 'deep hole', a reference to a waterhole in the area sacred to local Aboriginal tribes. When settled, it was used as a river port, and it quickly became a major transport centre for the region's agricultural products.

During World War II, Tocumwal Aerodrome also became the largest RAAF training base in the Southern Hemisphere and was used as a training base for liberator bomber pilots.

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Things to do

Tocumwal

Local produce

The Big Strawberry

Remember when you were a kid, when strawberries were ripened on the plant in the sun and how good they tasted? Visit the Big Strawberry and taste...

National parks & reserves

Barmah National Park

Take a trip out to the Sun Country and discover an adventure lover's paradise, which is home to the largest River Red Gum forest in the world.

Outdoor activities

Camping

Set up camp in the Murray region and enjoy the mild climate and spectacular wilderness areas. Or join a camping tour with a local Aboriginal guide.

Water sports

Canoeing and kayaking

There's no better way to connect with the river than to be in it. Enjoy the rush of white water or slow down with a serene ride in a flooded forest.

Nature & wildlife

The 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.

Outdoor activities

Scenic flights

Take to the skies in a scenic flight and revel in sweeping aerial views of the vineyards, orchards, lakes and rivers of the Murray.

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Things to do

Nature and wildlife

Venture into the diverse terrain of the Murray region – farmland, red gum forests, wetlands and even desert – and cross paths with the local fauna.

Outdoor activities

Walking and hiking

Discover the spectacular national parks, abundant wildlife, and magnificent waterways of the fascinating Murray River region on foot.

Outdoor activities

Fishing

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.

Water sports

Waterskiing

Head to the Murray River and strap on a pair of water-skis or a wakeboard. If you prefer to watch, several waterskiing events are held in the region.