Cobram has a population of about 5,500. After World War Two, the government chose the area for soldier settlement. Italian immigration peaked shortly afterward, leading to heaps of new farms and orchards. The Murray River runs through Cobram, and its banks flourish with gum trees and wildlife.
Try out some of Cobram’s delicious fruits, cheeses or wines on a tour of the Farm Gate Trail. You can drop in on as many or as few local producers as you like. Cobram has a charming town centre based around streets like High and William Street, with green parks to have a picnic in and shops and cafes to explore. Even beach lovers don’t have to miss out, as long as you don’t mind a beach next to a river. Thompson’s Beach is the biggest inland beach in Australia and a great place to swim or kayak the Murray. There you’ll find a bridge to Quinn Island Wetland Sanctuary, a 40 hectare island with its own billabong and plenty of native birds. For a closer look at the rugged, unspoilt natural habitat that surrounds the river, take a Murray River cruise.
When the sun goes down, you have plenty of options from dinner at a local restaurant to partying in one of Cobram’s bars or clubs. If you’re in town at the right time, you might be able to catch the Cobram Night Markets as they bring the grassy shores of Thompson’s Beach to life with stalls and entertainment.
While you’re in Cobram, make some time to cross the Vermont Street Bridge into Barooga. While you’re in this attractive little town, play a game of golf at the Cobram Barooga Golf Club, visit the Barooga Botanical Gardens or check out Barooga Mall, a strip of local shops in the heart of town.
Wot are you waiting for? Book your Cobram accommodation and maybe a flight to Melbourne to experience the natural beauty of this riverside destination.
Hotels in Cobram start at AU$84 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.