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Outdoor activities

For lovers of the great outdoors, The Murray River region is a sun-kissed wonderland full of striking natural landscapes and winding waterways. With the river making its way through the heart of the region, there are countless opportunities for all kinds of watery fun, from water skiing, boating and kayaking to fishing and canoeing. There are plenty of options for landlubbers too with great bushwalking trails, renowned golf courses and cycling routes to try.

Splashing around

Spend a few relaxing days navigating the river in a houseboat, take a ride in a historic paddle steamer or explore the reserves and wetlands in a canoe. Find a secluded spot on a river beach to soak up some sun, enjoy a picnic lunch or try your hand at a spot of fishing. Need something a bit more strenuous? Strap on a pair of water-skis or join a white water rafting adventure.

Outback wilderness

Make your way beyond the lush, green riverbank to the vast Australian outback – the stuff of pioneer legend and the home of ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime stories. Explore the rugged terrain on foot or join a 4WD or four-wheel motorbike tour. 4WD enthusiasts will love the 354-kilometre River Red Gum Drive that takes in the Gunbower, Barmah and Murray Valley national parks. Set up camp in the wilderness and sleep under the stars, or see the stunning scenery from the air in a hot air balloon or a joy flight.

Grass is greener

Bust out the golf clubs and make the most of the region's excellent riverside golf courses – designed by some of the biggest names in the game. Tee off surrounded by beautiful natural bushland and stunning river views.

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Outdoor activities


See more of The Murray region by bicycle, and enjoy leisurely rides along the mighty Murray River.


The Murray is a golfing haven with courses along the banks of the beautiful Murray River.

Walking and hiking

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

Water sports

Enjoy white water thrills, paddle through flooded forests, or the captain of your own houseboat.


Cast a line for the famed Murray cod or golden perch in the rivers and lakes of the Murray region.


Set up camp in the Murray region and enjoy the mild climate and spectacular wilderness areas.

Four-wheel driving

Experience the remote splendour of the outback by 4WD and explore a vast network of dirt tracks.

Scenic flights

Take a scenic flight ride and enjoy spectacular views of the Murray's vineyards and rivers.





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Things to do

Road trips

Discover this diverse region with a self-drive tour through its national parks, its bustling towns with heritage sites, and along the Murray River.

Nature & wildlife

Wildlife and zoos

Head to the Murray to see kangaroos, emus and colourful bird life, including the waterbirds that inhabit the wetlands and rookeries year-round.

Nature & wildlife

National parks and reserves

Escape to the Murray region's unique and diverse national parks. Explore desert landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, lake systems and red gum forests.

Things to do

Family activities

Bring the kids and soak up the endless sunshine by getting out on the water, hitting the local trails and exploring the Murray’s colourful history.