Echuca Wharf, The Murray, Victoria, Australia
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History & heritage

Discover the Murray's rich Aboriginal history going back thousands of years, and learn how the riverboat trade route and colonial-era feats of engineering transformed the region into the vibrant Murray region we know today.

Ports and paddle steamers
Imagine back to a time where the Murray's ports were alive with paddle steamers and riverboats carrying cargo, traders, and colonial era residents up and down the Murray River. Today daily cruises operate out of Echuca, Mildura and Swan Hill. Hear about life as an early settler on the sound and light tour at the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement, or stop by the first Australian-designed gaol in Wentworth.

Mungo Man and Mungo Lady
Discover the Murray's ancient Aboriginal heritage. The Murray region is imbued with thousands of years of Aboriginal settlement, with the remains of its oldest residents – the Mungo Man and Mungo Lady – found to be over 40,000 years old. Visit the Barmah Forest heritage and Education Centre in Nathalia to learn about the lives of Indigenous Australians and join a tour of the majestic Mungo National Park with a local Aboriginal guide to learn about the area's historical significance.

Mildura's Chaffey Trail
How did two Canadian brothers end up turning Mildura into the lush agricultural oasis it is today? Find out by following the Chaffey Trail in Mildura. Visit the Rio Vista museum, a mansion originally built by William Chaffey surrounded by river views and parkland. Take a detour later on to Chateau Mildura, a winery established in 1888 by the entrepreneurial brothers.

Rich Albury heritage
Be inspired by charismatic Albury, the largest city along the Murray River and often considered the gateway to the Murray due to its close proximity to Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Wander through the lively city centre on a self-guided Heritage Walking Tour. Download the app and spend a day exploring 21 sites spread across 13 locations, from the historic railway station and Beehive Buildings to the botanic gardens and old Waterstreet Hotel.

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PS Ruby

PS Ruby Fotherby Park

Wentworth

PS Ruby Fotherby Park is a paddle steamer that has been lovingly restored to her former glory. Built in Morgan, South Australia in 1907, it was the...

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WB Chaffey Statue in Deakin Avenue, representing his vision for the future

The Chaffey Trail, Mildura

Mildura

From $1 - $1

The Chaffey Trail is the story of how Mildura became an irrigated oasis in the midst of an arid land and Australia's First Irrigation Colony. Trace...

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Lake View House

Lake View House

Chiltern

Lake View House is the childhood home of Henry Handel Richardson, pseudonym of Ethel Florence Richardson, author of 'The Getting of Wisdom' and...

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Wentworth Wharf

Wentworth Wharf

Wentworth

Originally built in 1879 the Wentworth Wharf plays an essential role in Wentworth's rich history. The wharf was originally built using local timber...

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Departing Karadoc

Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway

Red Cliffs

From $4 - $60

The Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway was formed in 1994 under the auspices of the Red Cliffs Rotary Club to operate the restored Kerr Stuart...

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Dow's Pharmacy

Dow's Pharmacy

Chiltern

Built in 1859 and bought by Hilda and Roy Dow in 1929, the unique Dow's Pharmacy displays a fascinating history of a country pharmacy with its...

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Private Mactier - VC Memorial Garden Tatura

Private Robert Mactier Statue

Tatura

The Robert Mactier statue is situated in the VC Memorial Garden in Hogan Street in Tatura and was unveiled in October 2014. It acknowledges the...

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Ferguson Tractor Monument

Wentworth

Ferguson Tractor Monument is the world's first monument to a Tractor. The monument was established by the people of Wentworth in honour of the TEA20...

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Wentworth Courthouse

Wentworth Courthouse

Wentworth

Wentworth Courthouse is National Trust Listed and is still in use for local court sessions. The Wentworth Court House was opened on 13 April 1880. It...

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Old Wentworth Gaol

Wentworth

From $4 - $20.50

The Old Wentworth Gaol took three years to build from 1879 and while it was not a place of comfort it was considered a slight step up from the usual...

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