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The Murray, NSW: Discover the Best Family Attractions!

Looking for a fun-filled family adventure in New South Wales? Look no further than the Murray River region. With its rich history, charming towns, and abundance of water activities, this region has something for everyone

The mighty Murray River. Image Rob Blackburn Destination NSW
The mighty Murray River. Image: Rob Blackburn / Destination NSW


The Murray River region of NSW has been inhabited by humans for over 40,000 years and is a haven for adventure and water activities. The mighty Murray River gives this region its character – a rich heritage, agricultural background, and warm country charm, and the Murray region can be easily explored by car from Sydney, or fly into Albury.


Albury-Wodonga, Echuca, Moama, Howlong, Culcairn, Henty, Holbrook, Tocumwal.

Famous for...

Known for its citrus orchards and berry farms, the region is home to some of Australia’s largest stone and dried fruit industries. Thanks to the Murray River, it is also known for paddle steamers, houseboats, fishing, kayaking, waterskiing and – the legendary Murray Cod! The area is also home to a semi-desert, lakes, rivers, Red Gum forests, bushland, and national parks including the famous Mungo National Park.

A slice of Murray history at Echuca. Image iStock
A slice of Murray history at Echuca. Image: iStock

5 of the best family attractions

The BIG Murray Cod at Swan Hill. Image Creative Commons
The BIG Murray Cod at Swan Hill. Image: Creative Commons

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The Murray

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For more information on the Murray region of NSW, including events, click here.

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