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Food & wine

From wineries and cellar doors to hatted restaurants, country pubs and farm gates, the Murray River region's list of eateries and boutique producers grows with each passing year. Share an opulent lunch overlooking the river, savour a dinner to remember at Stefano's in Mildura, or start the evening early at rustic local vineyards and country pubs.

Trailbound

Follow the Echuca Moama Food and Wine Trail or The Farm Gate Trail for the chance to sample the best produce of the region. From local wines and fresh fruit and vegetables to artisan chocolates and sweets, there's plenty on offer for self-caterers to stock up on.

Summer harvest

Blessed with a sunny, Mediterranean climate, the Murray is the centre of Australia's dried fruit industry. It's also the state's largest wine-producing region, boasting over two-thirds of the state's total wine output.

Choose from a huge range of fruit fresh straight from the fields at street-side stalls and farmers' markets. The Hume Murray Farmers Market in Wodonga is a regional favourite, as is the fortnightly Sunraysia Farmers' Market in Mildura. Farmers' markets are also a great place to pick up preserves, jams and all kinds of gourmet treats.

Freshwater delights

Tuck into a plethora of freshwater fish plucked straight from the Murray River. Pop into food stores and cafes in towns along the river to taste delicious river fare, including yabbies, Murray crays and the famed Murray cod.

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Wineries

Mitchelton Winery

Sample elegant estate-grown wines at the cellar door, enjoy seasonal cuisine at the restaurant, and check out the sweeping views from Ashton Tower.

Restaurants

American Hotel Echuca

Relax with a bite and a drink at Echuca-Moama’s oldest pub, an award-winning renovated hotel that includes a deli, grill, courtyard and rooftop bar.

Restaurants

Stefano's

Leaving your menu choices to the whim of the chef could be daunting if the chef was any other than Stefano de Pieri with his flawless, awarded taste.

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Restaurants

Thanks to Mildura chef Stefano de Pieri, many visitors have discovered the fine food of the Murray.

Rutherglen wine region

Spend a few days around Rutherglen exploring the cellar doors and sample the iconic fortified wines.

Local produce

Pick up local fruit, vegetables and gourmet produce at markets and cafes throughout the region.

Murray Darling and Swan Hill wine regions

Encounter bold and resilient winemakers, and sample traditional and alternative wines.

Goulburn Valley wine region

Explore the sprawling Goulburn Valley wine region, an area stretching from Seymour up to Echuca.

The Farm Gate Trail

Tour the region at your own pace and visit unique farms and local producers along the way.

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Things to do

Tours

Tour the Murray River and discover lush farmland and desert landscapes, red gums, historic paddle steamers, and sample local food and wine.

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History and heritage

Board a paddle steamer, explore pioneer homesteads, and learn about indigenous tribes who have lived in the area for over 40,000 years.

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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.

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Art and culture

Linger in a local museum or gallery to glimpse iconic artworks and local art, brush up on riverboat history or experience life as a pioneer.