One of the world's longest navigable rivers, the Murray River stretches 2,700 kilometers from the Great Dividing Range to its mouth at the Coorong. It is dotted with historic riverfront settlements and national parks that support a diverse array of native wildlife.
Want to experience life on the Murray River during the 19th-century? Don’t miss a visit to the Pioneer Settlement Museum in Swan Hill. Wander its atmospheric streets lined with beautifully restored buildings and take a cruise on a traditional paddle-steamer.
Explore one of the many national parks that line the Murray River, including the wetlands and river red gums of Barmah National Park. Go birdwatching in the Gunbower Island State Forest and witness the pink-tinged lakes of Murray Sunset National Park.
See the mighty Murray as it flows into the Southern Ocean on the edge of the Coorong National Park. This wildlife hotspot is home to grey kangaroos, wombats and emus, together with Coorong mullet within its protected lagoon.
The Murray River can be visited from one of the many towns along its banks by either driving or walking if you’re staying close enough. You can also hire a houseboat to explore the river at your leisure.