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The Great Outdoors of NSW – Family Fun in the Murray

The mighty Murray River Image: Rob Blackburn/Destination NSW

The mighty Murray River Image: Rob Blackburn/Destination NSW

Location

The Murray River region of NSW has been inhabited by humans for over 40,000 years and is a haven for adventure and water activities. The mighty Murray River gives this region its character – a rich heritage, agricultural background and warm country charm, and the Murray region can be easily explored by car from Sydney, or fly into Albury.

Towns

Albury-Wodonga, Echuca, Moama, Howlong, Culcairn, Henty, Holbrook, Tocumwal.

Famous for …

Known for its citrus orchards and berry farms, the region is home to some of Australia’s largest stone and dried fruit industries. Thanks to the Murray River, it is also known for paddle steamers, houseboats, fishing, kayaking, waterskiing and – the legendary Murray Cod! The area is also home to a semi-desert, lakes, rivers, Red Gum forests, bushland, and national parks including the famous Mungo National Park.

A slice of Murray history at Echuca. iStock

A slice of Murray history at Echuca. iStock

5 of the Best Family Attractions

 The BIG Murray Cod at Swan Hill. Image: Creative Commons

The BIG Murray Cod at Swan Hill. Image: Creative Commons

Stay and Play – the Murray

For more information on the Murray region of NSW, including events, click here.

For more fantastic NSW destinations head to visitnsw.com

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