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Murray River Regions & Event Calendar

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).



Swan Hill June Racing Carnival

South Australian Country Music Festival - Bamera

Riverland Balloon Fiesta 2011 - Renmark

Corowa Country Music Roundup

Rutherglen Winery Walkabout


Winter Blues Festival Echuca - Moama


Tourism Murray River Cycling Classic


Mildura Country Music Festival

The Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph - Mildura

Rutherglen Wine Show


Australian Inline Wine Show - Swan Hill

Deniliquin Ute Muster

Corowa Festival of Dance

Applause Festival - Albury


Mildura Jazz Food & Wine Festival

Port to Port Bike Ride

Go North Arts Festival - Swan Hill

Australian Alternative Varities Wine Show - Mildura


Cod Opening Fishing Classic - Yarrawonga - Mulwala

Kerang Boxing Day Races