Barooga lies in the Riverina region of New South Wales, just north of the River Murray, and forms part of the border with Victoria. Barooga is linked by a swing bridge to its twin sister town Cobram, just across the river. Right in the heart of the ‘food bowl’ of the Riverina, the Barooga area is renowned for its wine and agricultural produce – particularly fruit and dairy. You can follow the region’s Farm Gate Trail and relish the cheeses, berries, stone and citrus fruits, and then check out the local award-winning wines sold at local cellars dotted along the Murray Valley Highway. Drive through yourself or take a wine tour and sample to your heart’s content. You can also shop for local specialties in the town markets or Barooga Mall, the main shopping area.
What visitors love about Barooga is being so close to the mighty Murray River. Not only is this stretch of the river stunningly beautiful, but it is also the focus and backdrop for a huge range of activities. Fishing, swimming kayaking, water skiing… there’s all that and a 36-hole course at the Cobram-Barooga Golf Club as well as bike trails through the bushland.
Beach, anyone? Seriously, there are sandy beaches along the river. Thompsons Beach, just opposite Barooga, is the largest and is a brilliant venue for summer night markets. With native bushland in the background, the spectacular sunsets have to be seen to be believed. Why not catch one while you cruise along the Murray River or on nearby Lake Mulwala?
The natural beauty stretches beyond the river. Stroll through the Botanical Gardens, choose a bushwalking track and just immerse yourself in the surroundings. If you want to venture further, consider checking out some of the nearby towns. Corowa is less than an hour’s drive away and has a superb Federation Museum. You can experience the atmosphere of days gone by and see its collection of colonial and Aboriginal artefacts. Just over an hour away is the river port of Echuca, which means the ‘Meeting of the Waters’, where the Goulburn, Campaspe and Murray Rivers meet. Its fascinating collection of paddle-steamers tells the story of Echuca’s place in the region’s history.
So, dip your toes in and enjoy the Barooga experience. Book your flights to Albury and your Barooga hotel with us below and come on in, the water’s great!
Hotels in Barooga start at AU$110 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.