Barham is a quaint little town located in the Riverina district of New South Wales, right on the Victorian border between Echuca and Swan Hill. Only a couple of hours north of Melbourne
, Barham is a welcome spot to get a sense of real Australian hospitality. Come experience a peaceful environment on your next escape from the city, while you enjoy fishing, plenty of nature, and a laid-back lifestyle that will have you wanting more! All you need is a great Barham hotel, and you're one step closer to your next holiday.
The Barham Lakes Complex is fantastic. With plenty of walking trails through the interconnected lakes offering endless spots to throw a line in, you'll definitely have a great day here. Discover beautiful parks and lots of places for a picnic, while the BBQ facilities provide an easy way to cook up your catch. You couldn't ask for a fresher meal! The banks of the Murray River are another good fishing location, and with local anglers regularly pulling in golden perch, silver fish, catfish and the elusive Murray Cod, it's just waiting for you to try your luck.
Barham Bridge is fantastic to see, which is a heritage-listed crossing that was constructed back in 1904. It recently got an upgrade, and the new addition of a lift motor means paddle steamers can now cross underneath and head through to Echuca
. The Bonum Sawmill gives a great insight to the historical local industry, and you can check out their facilities on a guided tour. Love golf? Play a round on the Barham Golf Club. It's a championship course and one of the best along the Murray River. The Golf Club also offers lawn bowls and tennis courts so you can get your fill of sports before enjoying a nice meal and relaxing by their beautiful pool.
Koondrook State Forest lets hikers and nature enthusiasts see some of Australia's native wildlife in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for emus and kangaroos, as well as hundreds of different species of birds – so don't forget your binoculars!
Sitting just 300km north of Melbourne, Barham is a quiet town that's perfect for a weekend retreat, and a welcoming place to stop on a tour of Australia. Come and experience a real ‘Aussie’ small town and book your Barham accommodation today. A great holiday is calling!
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