Welcome to Murray River
Prior to European colonisation, the Murray was home to Meru communities. Then came shallow-draught paddle-steamers, carrying wool, wheat and supplies from Murray Bridge as far as central Queensland along the Darling River. With the advent of railways, river transport declined. These days, waterskiers, jet skis and houseboats crowd the river, especially during summer. If your concept of riverine serenity doesn't include the roar of V8 inboards, then sidestep the major towns and caravan parks during holidays and weekends.