Touring the Murray
Leg 1: Albury Wodonga to Echuca-Moama
242 km/150 miles, about 3.25 hours
The Murray River winds its way from its mountain source to the town of Wodonga, a major inland centre that, with its sister city Albury, straddles the river at the Victoria–New South Wales border. Wodonga is popular with water sports enthusiasts for its close proximity to both the river and the capacious Lake Hume.
Head east 90 minutes upstream to the river's source and Corryong, the town where the Man From Snowy River legend was born. The road back to Wodonga passes by Tallangatta, and the gateway to some of the best freshwater fishing in Victoria.
Downstream from Wodonga is the famous wine centre, Rutherglen. The fertile ground and mild climate produce crisp, modern-style whites and robust red wines, plus its famous muscats and tokays. Call in at the Rutherglen Wine Experience & Visitor Information Centre to sample wines produced by leading wineries, including All Saints Estate, Brown Brothers and Gehrig Estate.
Half an hour downstream is Yarrawonga-Mulwala. Fish for Murray cod, improve your golf handicap at the largest public-access golf course in Australia, water ski, or just relax on the banks of Lake Mulwala while enjoying the famous temperate climate.
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.
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.
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.
From waterskiing, wakeboarding and canoeing to paddle-steamer rides and houseboat trips, experience the Murray region from out on the water.
Welcome to Victoria's food bowl. Pick up local fruit, vegetables and gourmet produce at farm gates, markets and cafes throughout the region.