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Sun Country: The Murray River

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Sun Country on the Murray Aquatic Playground

Visit Sun Country on the Murray and get off the beaten track. Unwind and slow down to a more peaceful, rhythmic pace of life. Explore some of Australia’s outdoor lifestyle, guided by the peaceful ebb and flow of the majestic Murray River.


Sun Country envelopes the Murray, Ovens and Goulburn rivers, as well as Lake Mulwala. This lesser known region is blessed with plentiful amounts of sunshine year-round. It is affectionately known as Sun Country on Murray.

Murray River

Central to this region is the Murray River. No stay in Sun Country would be complete without experiencing this waterway first-hand. Enjoy the atmospheric bygone times of a red-gum fuelled paddle steamer. Take a luxurious catamaran cruise or an eco-tourism experience. Discover the remarkable flora and fauna found here, your choices are endless.

Adventure and activities

There are national parks, rugged bushlands and wetlands to explore. For food lovers there is exceptional local produce on the Murray Farm Gate Trail.

Country town Australia

Connecting all of these experiences are the small towns and villages of Sun Country. Towns are located on both sides of the river. Turn off the highway and take time to immerse yourself in local life. Spend time talking to locals who are proud to call this region home. Experience a taste of real country-town Australia.

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Sun Country on the Murray

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Be Inspired

  • Explore Barmah National Park, home to the world’s largest River Red Gum Forest. Not only is it an adventure lover’s playground, it is home to around 220 native bird species.
  • Follow the huge number of walking trails and cycle tracks that criss-cross the region.
  • Whet your appetite and explore the edible delights of the Murray Farm Gate Trail.
  • Learn more about life from a bygone era on the Tungamah Heritage Trail, the Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre and at Byramine Homestead.
  • Hire a kayak or canoe and take a silent glide on the backwaters, creeks, and lagoons. Guided tours with local operators are a great way to explore.
  • Spend a day meandering through quaint country towns and see majestic artworks on grain silos as you follow the North East Art Trail.
  • Throw a line in the water for your own catch of the day. With over 50 popular fishing spots there’s plenty to choose from.
  • Challenge yourself to a day of golf on any of the championship golf courses with a total of 216 holes to conquer in our region.

Visit Towns of the Sun Country on the Murray Region

Create your experience in the Sun Country on the Murray Region

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20 Facts About Sun Country on the Murray


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