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Introducing The Murray

The mighty Murray is Australia’s longest and most important inland waterway and arrayed along its shores are some of Victoria's most captivating towns. It’s a stirring place of wineries and orchards, bush camping, balmy weather and river red-gum forests.

The Murray changes character constantly along its 2400km route. Here, history looms large in towns like Echuca and Glenrowan, food and wine dominate proceedings around Rutherglen and Mildura, and national parks enclose soulful desert expanse in the far west. It's a world of picturesque river beaches, of paddle steamers that were once the lifeblood of Victoria's inland settlements, and of unending horizons that serve as a precursor to the true Outback not far away. It's an intriguing, if relatively far-flung mix, one that enables you to follow in the footsteps of some of Australia’s earliest explorers who travelled along the river.