Murray River Regions & Event Calendar




MURRAY RIVER EVENT CALENDAR

June

Swan Hill June Racing Carnival
www.countryracing.com.au

South Australian Country Music Festival - Bamera
www.riverlandcountrymusic.com
 
Riverland Balloon Fiesta 2011 - Renmark
www.visitrenmark.com

Corowa Country Music Roundup
www.corwarsl.com.au

Rutherglen Winery Walkabout
www.rutherglenvic.com

July

Winter Blues Festival Echuca - Moama
www.winterblues.com.au

August

Tourism Murray River Cycling Classic
www.caribou.net.au/tour_of_murray.html

September

Mildura Country Music Festival
www.milduracountrymusic.com.au

The Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph - Mildura
www.ouyenvanillaslice.com.au

Rutherglen Wine Show
www.rutherglenvic.com

October

Australian Inline Wine Show - Swan Hill
www.inlandwine.com

Deniliquin Ute Muster
www.deniutemuster.com.au

Corowa Festival of Dance
www.visitcorowashire.com.au

Applause Festival - Albury
www.alburycentral.com/applause/main.htm

November

Mildura Jazz Food & Wine Festival
www.artsmildura.com.au

Port to Port Bike Ride
www.port2portcycling.com

Go North Arts Festival - Swan Hill
www.gonorthartsfestival.com.au

Australian Alternative Varities Wine Show - Mildura
www.aavws.com

December

Cod Opening Fishing Classic - Yarrawonga - Mulwala
www.yarrawongamulwala.com.au

Kerang Boxing Day Races
www.countryracing.com.au

South Australia
South Australia's section of the beautiful Murray River contains plenty of water for you to enjoy a river holiday!

Whether you're into high-energy watersports like waterskiing or jet boating, or prefer more laidback choices like a leisurely houseboat holiday, or fishing, the wide expanses of the Murray River are the ideal holiday playground for you.

The Murray River is an Australian icon. More than a hundred years ago, paddle steamers used to venture up and down the length of the river, transporting agricultural produce from riverside townships.

While the age of the paddle steamer trade has gone, the river towns (and a few of the steamers themselves) remain and they'll offer you a warm welcome.

Some Murray River towns in South Australia include Renmark, Berri, Loxton, Barmera, Waikerie, Morgan, Blanchtown, Swan Reach, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend and Goolwa. You'll find Marina's within and around these towns. Search for a houseboat using the search function.

Victoria / New South Wales
Victoria's incredible diversity and natural attractions will surprise even the most seasoned traveller. Its compact size puts so many rewarding experiences with easy reach, making it ideal for day trips or extended tours.

The mighty Murray River forms the border between New South Wales and Victoria before heading south to the ocean. Unwind and enjoy the region's renowned slow food, wine, golf courses and temperate climate. Hire a houseboat and explore sandy beaches, bushland and red gum forests.

The Murray River flows down from the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales into the Southern Ocean in South Australia, 2530 kilometres in length. Some river towns include Mildura, Balranald, Robinvale/Euston, Swan Hill, Echuca/Moama, Yarrawonga/Barooga, Corowa/Howlona, and Albury/Wodonga.

Getting there:
To the Murraylands
From Adelaide - take the South Eastern Freeway (M1) to Murray Bridge
From Victoria - take the Princess Highway (A1) or Western/Dukes Highway (A8) through Tailem Bend.
From Sydney - travel via the Mallee Highway (B12) to Pinnaroo.

To the Riverland
Fromm Adelaide - take Main North Road to the Sturt Highway (A20).
From Victoria - take the Sturt Highway (A20), travelling via Mildura, to Paringa then Renmark.
From Sydney - take the Mid-Western Highway (24) to the Sturt Highway (A20).