Nestled along the banks of the mighty Murray River, the picturesque town of Barham in New South Wales offers a delightful escape for those seeking a tranquil and authentic Australian holiday experience. With its idyllic landscapes, friendly locals, and a plethora of activities, Barham promises to leave every traveller with unforgettable memories. If you’re planning a two-day vacation in Barham, let this guide help you make the most of your time in this charming destination.
Day 1: Embrace Nature and Local Delights
Morning: Take a walk along the Murray River
Start your day with a rejuvenating walk along the scenic Murray River. The Barham River Walk showcases stunning views of the river, vibrant birdlife, and lush greenery. It’s the perfect way to connect with nature and set the tone for the rest of your trip. After your walk, head to one of the local cafes for a hearty breakfast. Delight in a classic Aussie brekkie of avocado on toast, or try some mouthwatering homemade scones. Don’t forget to pair it with a steaming cup of coffee to keep you energized for the day ahead.
Afternoon: Spend your afternoon exploring the nearby attractions
.Visit the nearby Perricoota Vines and indulge in a wine-tasting session. The region is renowned for its wineries, and you can sample some of the finest wines while enjoying the scenic vineyard views. As the day starts to wind down, take a leisurely stroll through the Barham-Koondrook Bridge. The bridge connects Barham with its twin town of Koondrook, Victoria. The structure offers breathtaking sunset views over the river, creating a perfect setting for some memorable photographs.
Evening: head to a local pub for dinner
For a relaxing evening, head to one of the local pubs or restaurants for a delicious dinner. Barham offers a range of dining options, from traditional pub fare to gourmet experiences. Savour the flavours of the region, and if you’re a seafood lover, don’t miss the chance to try some fresh Murray cod or yabbies.
Day 2: Immerse yourself in Culture and Recreation
Morning: Get out and about
Kickstart your second day with a visit to the Barham Museum, where you can explore the town’s history and gain insights into the region’s past. The museum houses a collection of artifacts, photographs, and exhibits that showcase the rich heritage of Barham. For outdoor enthusiasts, the morning is an excellent time to enjoy the river. Take a boat tour or hire a canoe to explore the waterways. The Murray River is not only stunning but also offers opportunities for fishing and birdwatching.
Afternoon: Get your golf on
After a morning on the river, enjoy a picnic by the water’s edge. You can purchase fresh local produce from nearby markets or delis to create a delicious spread. Relax, soak in the natural beauty, and make the most of your peaceful surroundings. If you’re an avid golfer, consider spending your late afternoon at CluBarham Golf. It boasts an exceptional 18-hole championship golf course, meticulously redesigned by the renowned Ross Watson, offering an unparalleled experience for golf enthusiasts. Even if golf isn’t your thing, you can relish the serene atmosphere.
Evening: immerse yourself in the local arts scene
As your trip comes to an end, immerse yourself in the local arts scene. Attend a performance at the Barham Services Club or a community theatre event. Engaging with the local arts will give you a deeper understanding of the town’s culture and creativity.
Where to stay:
Base yourself close to the heart of town with all the great things to do in Barham right on your doorstep. For an unforgettable experience, Comfort Suites Clubarham Golf Resort is a golf lover’s paradise. Stay-and-play options are available, as well as a restaurant, undercover outdoor camp kitchen and BBQ area, and heated saltwater pool – all surrounded by stunning bushland.
Located in the heart of town, the Comfort Inn Clubarham is within walking distance from shops, restaurants, and riverside attractions – as well as two on-site restaurants, including a bistro and Chinese restaurant. The club also offers a range of entertainment options, including live music, trivia nights, and special events. There are plenty of things to do in Barham NSW!