The Murray region is aptly named after the mighty Murray River, which spans an impressive 2,508km long, making it Australian’s longest river. Along the river is Wentworth, which was once Australia’s busiest inland port. Today, you can still take a ride on riverboats or aboard the PS Ruby paddle-steamboat. You can also hire your own houseboat to double as a great fun and accommodation.
Further along the river, claiming 175km of the banks, is Corowa. Known as ‘the birthplace of Federation’, the region still holds much of its heritage, both of the settlement towns and the indigenous Bangerang people who thrived on the rich surroundings of the river.
If staying on a houseboat isn’t your style, there are plenty of hotels and motels to recharge your batteries. For the caravan trekkers, there are some comfortable parks to stop for the night (or week).