Spring is a great time for travelling and the Murray River region has so much to offer. You don’t have to be a water sports enthusiast to enjoy the river. While there are plenty of options for water-skiing, paddling and boating, you can also cast a line and try your luck at fishing or relax with a glass of wine from the local wineries matched with delicious local produce. Be sure to include a historic paddle steamer ride along the Murray.
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Peaceful, quiet and tranquil are appropriate descriptions of Blanchetown Riverside Holiday Park, set in a large lawn area right next to the first lock built on the mighty River Murray in 1922, and also within four minutes walking distance of the oldest hotel built on the Murray. Park near the exclusive sandy beach right on the edge of the River Murray where you can swim, fish, canoe along tranquil waters and watch the passing pelican parade and experience the peace and quiet which is the essence of the Blanchetown Riverside Holiday Park.
Renmark takes its name from the Aboriginal word meaning “red mud”. The town was founded in 1887 following a joint agreement between the state government and Canadian engineers George and Ben Chaffey. The brothers were instrumental in helping to establish the system of irrigation still in use on the Murray today. Renmark is Australia’s oldest irrigation settlement. Three kilometres outside Renmark is the McCormick Centre which includes an interpretive model that shows the enormity and importance of the Murray-Darling Basin. There’s also an abundance of local produce to taste and you can even find the largest rose garden in Australia.
BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park
Loxton, situated on the southern bank of the Murray River boasts unique attractions, a nationally recognised golf course, wine tasting, numerous festivals and events, beautifully maintained gardens, and a variety of nature-based activities such as swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing and bushwalking. A short drive away you can wander Banrock Station’s winery and boardwalks where you can discover the Murray’s backwaters and sample the wines that ‘help save our earth’.
Loxton Riverfront Holiday Park
Mildura will overwhelm your senses. Its expanse of exciting landscapes is a multi layered tapestry of colours, textures, tastes and experiences. From meandering rivers and lush farmland to vast tracts of red desert cratered with shimmering salt lakes, Mildura is a place of such diversity it’s difficult to believe you can have it all in one holiday. Indulge in some of the region’s well known restaurants and soak up the unique pioneering history of tiny Mallee towns surrounded by more than a half a dozen national parks linked together in spring by a carpet of wildflowers.
BIG4 Mildura CrossRoads Holiday Park
BIG4 Mildura Deakin Holiday Park
Golden River Holiday Park
With two fantastic BIG4 Parks in Swan Hill, there are holiday options for everyone. Located about five kilometres from each other, the two parks offer unique experiences for all visitors to the region.
Swan Hill is at the heart of the Murray and offers the opportunity to take a trip back in time and experience the daily life and labours of the riverland settlers at the unique Pioneer Settlement Museum trip. You can take a famous paddle steamer trip and explore the most unspoilt natural section of the rivers 2756 kilometre journey or be challenged by some of the most picturesque golf courses in Australia. You can also try your luck in one of the many native fish rivers in Australia within an hour of Swan Hill.
BIG4 Swan Hill
BIG4 Riverside Swan Hill
Echuca-Moama, the paddle steamer capital of Australia is an ideal holiday destination. Only 2 hours north of Melbourne, uncover the early history of the region at the Port of Echuca. Experience the Murray River, the centrepiece of the towns. Travel in a paddle steamer, go fishing, swimming, canoeing or waterskiing. You can also use Echuca-Moama as your base to explore nearby towns, magnificent red gum forests, wetlands and fauna parks.
A Shady River Holiday Park
The twin towns of Yarrawonga-Mulwala, separated by the Murray River, boast a large and beautiful man-made lake that attracts holiday makers from all over the world. With a pleasant climate year round, Yarrawonga-Mulwala is the perfect place to play a round on the largest public access golf course in Australia. As well as this, why not enjoy a cruise, or even take water skiing lessons on Lake Mulwala. Families can even head to the amusement park, where there are rides and games to keep everyone entertained. For enjoyment at a slower pace, visit the serene surroundings of the forest or take a walk around Chinamans Island.
Lakeside Holiday Park
Albury and Wodonga sit either side of where the nation’s busiest highway crosses our greatest river. As a meeting point of contrasts and cultures its significance stretches all the way back to the first Aboriginal inhabitants who gathered here long before the arrival of Europeans. The area offers outstanding parklands, botanical gardens and unique swimming holes.
Boathaven Holiday Park
Borderland Caravan Park
Shepparton is situated within the rich dairying, fruit growing and agricultural region of the Goulburn Valley, with the area responsible for producing around 25% of Victoria’s rural output. Major attractions include SPC Ardmona which have factory sales supermarket open to the public, located five kilometres west of Shepparton and across the Goulburn River in Mooroopna.
BIG4 Shepparton East Holiday Park
BIG4 Shepparton Parklands