Get ready for adventure at every turn on the ultimate Murray River road trip. You’ll find plenty to recharge the soul as you explore one of Australia’s most iconic waterways, where charming riverside towns are matched with outstanding food and wine, rich history and incredible cultural heritage. 


Come visit the town of Mildura. Image from Visit Victoria.

Mildura is the perfect place to swap the bustle for lush river country, delicious local produce and a bounty of culture. Get to know the historic river over a meal on a local historic paddle steamer cruise aboard the PS Melbourne, built in 1912, or the P.V. Rothbury built in 1881. You’ll also find plenty of fun things to do in Mildura at the Mildura Arts Centre, home to theatre productions and acclaimed touring and permanent art exhibitions. 

Where to stay

Kickstart your road trip with sparkling river ambience at one of the many centrally located accommodation options in Mildura. 

Swan Hill 

Be sure to stop by the Swan Hills Pioneer Settlement. Image from Visit Victoria.

220 km/2.5 hrs from Mildura

Step back in time amongst living gold-rush heritage. One of the best places to visit in Swan Hill is the Pioneer Settlement, where you can explore historical buildings, ride on a horse-drawn carriage, and experience the acclaimed Legends of the Malee Light Show. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the region at the Swan Hill Riverside Park where walking and cycling paths meander through the park’s woodlands and along the riverbank. 

Where to stay

Stay close to all the best Swan Hill activities at The Comfort Inn Lady Augusta, ideally situated near the river. Quality Inn Swan Hill is also within walking distance of the Pioneer Settlement. 


Sunset dinner at Restdown Wines vineyard, Barham. Image from Visit River Country.

75 km / 55 mins from Swan Hill

Sunset cruises, verdant local wineries and riverside dining. Did we mention avocados? Barham is a gateway to rich Murray River experiences. Take a tour on the Backroads Trail through Barham and visit the local providores and vineyards such as Restdown Wines. The award-winning Barham Avocadoes treats visitors to abundant avocado produce, ranging from Hass to Mexican varieties.

Where to stay

Relax with all the best things to do in Barham at your doorstep. Comfort Suites Clubarham Golf Resort is an idyllic destination nestled on the banks of the Murray River. Comfort Inn Clubarham also offers a perfect ambience.


Mooving Art in Shepparton. Image from Visit Victoria.

190 km / 2 hrs from Barham

This vibrant riverside town is nestled in ‘the food bowl’ of Victoria’s Goulburn Valley. Taste the region’s delicious fresh produce at leading restaurants such as Bicaro’s Ristorante Bar Forno.

The Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will satisfy other appetites with incredible artworks and exhibitions from local and international artists. Take a stroll through the picturesque Victoria Park Lake and delve into the town’s Indigenous heritage at the Kaiela Arts Centre

Where to stay 

Discover some of the best activities in Shepparton by staying in the heart of the action, at one of the town’s leading hotel options


97 km / 1 hr 5 mins from Shepparton

Hidden waterfalls, award-winning produce and boutique shops. Wangaratta is a charming town that serves as the gateway to the renowned wine regions of King Valley and Rutherglen. Indulge in wine tastings at an abundance of local cellar doors, where you can sample award-winning varietals. You’ll find great restaurants in Wangaratta – savour contemporary tapas-style culinary delights at the acclaimed The Atrium restaurant

Where to stay

Enjoy the best things to do in Wangaratta with convenient access to Atrium Restaurant and local attractions at The Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway.


Grab your bikes and tour the town of Albury. Image from Visit Victoria.

73 km / 50 mins from Wangaratta

This historic river city perfectly blends natural beauty and vibrant city life. Don’t miss the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) – one of Australia’s leading regional art galleries and a contemporary art centre that is home to incredible international art and photography exhibitions. Stroll along the Murray River foreshore and relax in the serene Albury Botanic Gardens, or hire a kayak to explore the tranquil waterways. 

Just across the river, you can walk, bike, or relax on Wodonga’s scenic riverbanks. For a taste of local history, visit the Albury Wodonga Bandiana Army Museum, displaying a vast collection of military artifacts. Wrap up your trip with a scenic drive through the surrounding countryside, taking in the breathtaking vistas of the Murray River region.

Where to stay 

Discover a huge range of fun things to do in Albury and Wodonga by staying at the stylish and comfortable Quality Resort Siesta

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