Swap the daily bustle for a world of relaxation on the banks of the beautiful Murray River country. A hidden gem surrounded by stunning NSW countryside, the picturesque town of Barham is a gateway to scenic sunset cruises, waterside dining and boutique wineries. There are plenty of attractions to explore in this gorgeous country hamlet. 

Outdoor and riverside activities

Couple enjoying the scenic views across the Murray River along the Koondrook Barham Redgum Statue River Walk, Barham.
Enjoy the scenic views across the Murray River along the Koondrook Barham Redgum Statue River Walk, Barham. Image from Visit River Country

Nestled in the scenic southern Riverina region of NSW, Barham is the perfect place to relax with a cruise, kayak or fishing experience on the Murray. Enjoy the meandering river on a relaxing cruise with Wetlander Cruises. You can also explore at your own pace by hiring a kayak and paddling the beautiful waterway near the historic Barham Bridge over the Murray River.

A stroll along the riverbank boardwalk at Barham Riverside Park is another great way to explore the town. This trail showcases the intertwined history of Barham and its twin town Koondrook, situated on the opposite side of the river, with carved redgum statues and information boards that mark the Koondrook Barham Redgum Statue Walk

Enjoy a walk on the green? Take in a round of golf surrounded by breathtaking natural bushland – cluBarham’s championship 18-hole Barham golf course is one of the major golfing destinations on the Murray River. The club’s lawn bowls facilities now also include two state-of-the-art, nine-rink synthetic surfaces. Grab a bite afterwards at the club’s restaurant. 

Food and wine experiences

Couple enjoying food and drink outdoors in the vineyard at Restdown Wines, Barham.
Enjoy a glass of wine in picturesque vines at Restdown Wines, Barham. Image from Visit River Country.

Known as Australia’s food bowl, the Riverina region is renowned for its high-quality food and wine experiences. Tantalize your taste buds at Barham Vines, a small-batch winery set in picturesque vines and river redgums. You’ll savour the delights of local food and delicious reds at this charming vineyard.

For a scenic food and wine touring route, follow the Backroads Trail through Barham and the surrounding area. This drive showcases providores and cellar doors such as Restdown Wines. For a taste of another famous local delicacy, get in touch with Barham Avocadoes to sample their delicious wares. Feel like a great pub meal? Don’t go past the Barham Hotel.

Culture and shows 

Couple enjoying a ride on a paddle steamer along the Murray River
Take a ride on a paddle steamer along the Murray River. Image from Destination NSW.

Barham has a rich paddleboat and agricultural history. Explore its rich past at the Boarder Flywheelers Heritage Museum, where you will find artefacts used by the farming community along the Murray Darling Basin. This museum has also preserved historical items ranging from household goods to old-world hospital, laundry and dining room displays.

There’s plenty of local music to enjoy as well. Don’t miss the annual Barham Balladeers in late May or the exhilarating Country Stampede Festival every July. Both these musical events run across a weekend, bringing together some of the best of country music acts. In August cluBarham also hosts the Rock N Roll Festival, featuring four days of rockin’ live music.

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!

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