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From Albury Wodonga you have the opportunity to travel north or south of the Murray. Travelling south allows you to discover the wine region of Rutherglen. While in Rutherglen you can discover the great wine of this region along with fine foods and cheeses. Rutherglen is a great place to relax in good accommodation and is just a short trip from Melbourne or Canberra. If you head north of the Murray you'll go through the small town of Howlong in NSW and Corowa. Corowa is the birthplace of Australia's Federation in 1901. A beautiful part of the Murray where you can experience the river at a peaceful and slow pace. Around Corowa you'll find great waterways and billabongs where you can relax and enjoy the river.
Heading west you'll wind you're way either along the Murray Valley Highway and end up in Yarrawonga, or on the NSW side you'll discover it's twin town Mulwala. Sitting on the first of the weirs from the Hume Reservoir is Lake Mulwala. With a capacity of 117,500 ML, Lake Mulwala is an inland aquatic paradise. Continuing on you'll find Cobram Barooga and then onto Tocumwal. Tocumwal is a little jewel along the Murray. Sitting in NSW, Tocumwal offers all you need for a great river experience so it's worth a visit.
Continuing on, the Murray passes through the small town of Barmah. The Barmah National Park are on the Murray River flood plain between Echuca Moama and Tocumwal, about 225 km north of Melbourne. Together they make up the largest River Redgum forest in Victoria. Equally, the area could be called a wetland as much of it is frequently flooded. Just a short trip from Barmah you'll find the historic town of Echuca and it's border town Moama in NSW.
By now we're entering the classic steep banks and Redgum area of the Murray. Visit the Port of Echuca to discover the early history of the region when Echuca Moama was a bustling riverport. See the remains of what was once a 332m-long wharf that catered for 240 vessels in one year during its peak operation (1872). Re-live the pioneering days of steam by boarding one of the operating paddlesteamers. PS Pevensey was a star of the small screen in 1982-83, in the mini-series All The Rivers Run. You can also hire a houseboat, go fishing, swimming, canoeing or waterskiing. You can also use Echuca Moama as your base to explore nearby towns, magnificent Redgum forests, wetlands and fauna parks - all just two and a half hours from Melbourne.
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