5 Ways to Travel the Murray River (and what to do along the way!)

The Murray River is Australia’s longest river and probably the most well known. There’s no shortage of ways to traverse the Murray River, and there’s plenty to do along the way, so we’re sharing some of our favourites!
 
Kayak
The Murray moves at a leisurely pace meaning it’s perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and boating. You can book a guided tour from many of the riverside towns or simply hire a kayak and make your own way through untouched landscapes including lagoons, wetlands and billabongs. You can follow one of the canoe trails like the Edward River Canoe Trail from Mathoura to Deniliquin or enjoy a different perspective of the region from the water through Gunbower National Park, before you stop off at one of the walking trails such as the Junction Island Nature Reserve.
Kayaking in the Murray River, Image by Visit Victoria | 5 Ways to Travel the Murray River (and what to do along the way!) | Discover Victoria

 
Drive
You can drive the length of the Murray River from Mildura to Corryong, stopping at tiny country towns along the way. This is The Man From Snowy River country, which makes it not only beautiful but also iconically Australian. Stop by Rutherglen, one of Victoria’s most famous wine regions, Yarrawonga which is home to spectacular cod fishing, Echuca for a paddleboat cruise and the pioneer town in Swan Hill. Be sure to make a booking for the famous Stefano’s restaurant when you arrive in Mildura.
 
Cycle
Saddle up the pushy and ride the Murray River! It’s a great way to take in the sights but also get to beers at the other end of the trail a little faster. There are purpose-built mountain-biking trails are at Nail Can Hill in Albury and the Five Mile in Murray Valley National Park north of Moama if you’re more into an adrenaline rush than a scenic tour.
Bike Riding at the Murray - Image via Visit Victoria | 5 Ways to Travel the Murray River (and what to do along the way!) | Discover Victoria

 
Walk
The Murray River winds through national parks that feature beautiful walking trails. The Junction River walking trail starts where the Murray River meets the Darling River and you can stand at the point where the two meet. Gunbower National Park, Murray Valley National Park and Yanga National Park all feature marked bushwalking trails. For a touch of history while you stroll, the Hume and Hovell Walking Track follows the explorers’ route out of Albury. Lastly you can take a stroll past the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk which features stunning sculptures by Aboriginal artists.
Walk the Murray by www.murrayriverwalk.com.au | 5 Ways to Travel the Murray River (and what to do along the way!) | Discover Victoria

 
Paddleboat
Paddleboats are a Murray River institution. They’ve owned the waters for more than 100 years and taking a ride on one is like stepping back in time. You can watch the boiler being stoked and listen for the distinctive steam whistle from a number of different locations along the Murray River including Echuca Moama, Mildura and Swan Hill. If all that paddle boating has helped you work up an appetite, head to Morrison’s Winery which is accessible via a wharf to winery tour from Echuca.
Paddle Boats by @aussie_escapes via Instagram | 5 Ways to Travel the Murray River (and what to do along the way!) | Discover Victoria

 
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