Get off the beaten track a little. Unwind and slow down to a more peaceful, rhythmic pace of life and explore the best of Australia’s legendary outdoor lifestyle dictated by the peaceful ebb and flow of the majestic Murray River.
Enveloping the Murray, Oven and Goulburn rivers as well as Lake Mulwala, this lesser known but beautiful region is blessed with plentiful amounts of sunshine year-round and is affectionately known as Sun Country on Murray.
Central to this region is of course the Murray River and no stay in Sun Country would be complete without experiencing this waterway first-hand. Whether you want to sit back and relax, whilst enjoying the atmospheric bygone times of a red-gum fuelled paddle steamer, take a luxurious catamaran cruise or an eco-tourism experience to discover the remarkable flora and fauna found here, your choices are endless.
There are national parks and rugged bush, woodlands, and wetlands to explore. Whilst for food and drink lovers there is a plethora of exceptional local produce waiting to be sampled on the Murray Farm Gate Trail.
Connecting all of these experiences are the small towns and villages of Sun Country; they’re found on both sides of the river so turn off the highway and take time to immerse yourself into local life. Spend time talking to the locals who are proud to call this region home and experience a taste of real country-town Australia.
- 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.