The sandy beaches lining the banks of the Murray River are a perfect spot to enjoy a swim, while giant red gum forests add a pleasant backdrop to the water. Take a canoe and paddle around on the river, or have a water skiing lesson and see if it’s really as easy as it looks. A river cruise provides a peaceful afternoon on the water, or jump on a fishing charter to try your luck catching an elusive Murray Cod.
Head deeper into the forests to discover the shy native wildlife. You’ll see plenty of kangaroos, but keep your eyes peeled for a koala or a kookaburra in their natural habitat. The hiking is spectacular, but you can venture deeper into the wilderness down one of the many four-wheel-drive tracks. Get up close to Australia’s native icons at the Ulupna Island Flora and Fauna Reserve, stopping in at one of the local wineries on the way to sample their tasty handiwork.
In the centre of town have a picnic lunch at the River Foreshore Park, where the playground and grassy park make for an ideal spot to relax. Tocumwal Railway Store has an impressive model railroad and you can’t miss the special effects that make this display come to life! No trip is complete without visiting Chrysties Museum, one of the best collections of truly random items in Australia. They claim to have one of "everything" produced in the 20th century, so check it out and see if it’s really true!
Love flying? Then the Sport Aviation Centre is for you. The premier gliding and ultralight complex in Australia, take a joy flight or let a pro guide you through some hair-raising aerobatics. If you prefer golf, why don’t you test your skills on a magnificent 36 hole championship course?
257 km from Melbourne, a visit to Tocumwal gives every visitor a taste of the laid-back hospitality Australian country towns are renowned for. The beauty of the natural environment lends itself perfectly to many outdoor activities, all that’s missing is you! Book great Tocumwal accommodation and come visit today!
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