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Leg 3: Echuca-Moama to Albury Wodonga
244 km/152 miles, about 3 hours
Echuca-Moama is the paddle steamer capital of Australia. Relax in one of Echuca-Moama's B&Bs or cruise the calm waters of the river in a houseboat, enjoy quality local produce and wine at first-class restaurants, and explore the nearby Barmah Wetlands, where you can skipper a cruise boat or admire the largest single stand of river red gum left on earth.
The sandy beaches and expansive 365-kilometre shoreline of nearby Lake Hume make it a popular destination for sunbaking, picnicking and fishing.
Corowa's superb 27-hole golf course rates in Australia’s top 100. Further west across the border at Yarrawonga is the 45-hole Yarrawonga and Border Golf Club, the largest public golfing complex in the Southern Hemisphere. Nearby is the Cobram-Barooga Golf Club and Rich River Golf and Country Club.
A 40-minute drive downstream takes you to picturesque Rutherglen, one of Australia's oldest wine-growing regions. The Rutherglen Wine Experience & Visitor Information Centre is a good place to sample the region's famous fortifieds, tokays and muscats.
Albury Wodonga is a thriving modern city with a leisurely country style. Featuring a mix of stately heritage buildings, parks and treelined streets, the famous Murray River flows between the twin cities and through a magnificent unspoiled landscape of rolling valleys, hills and lush farmlands.
With so many renowned farms, dairies, orchards and vineyards, it's no wonder the Murray region boasts some of Victoria’s best dining destinations.
Spend a few days in and around Rutherglen exploring the 21 cellar doors in close proximity. Sample the iconic fortifieds and a new breed of wines.
Welcome to Victoria's food bowl. Pick up local fruit, vegetables and gourmet produce at farm gates, markets and cafes throughout the region.
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.
The Murray River is home to over 350 different species of birds.
Boasting a warm climate, cultural festivals, great dining and myriad water-based activities, Echuca-Moama is the perfect family getaway destination.
A modern city with a country style, Albury Wodonga is a charming mix of heritage buildings, vibrant shopping precincts, and fine food and wine.
Reconnect with the great outdoors and revel in the relaxed lifestyle of Cobram Barooga, a town surrounded by rich farmland and river landscapes.
Discover the taste of history with a fresh palate in Rutherglen, a historic wine growing area invigorated by a crop of young winemakers.
The twin towns of Yarrawonga-Mulwala are home to beautiful Lake Mulwala and popular with golfers, anglers, water sports fanatics and bush walkers.
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