The Murray River is a stunning, iconic wonder. It forms the border for New South Wales and Victoria and encompasses various landscapes. The great thing about the Murray River is that it stretches more than 2,500 kilometres long, meaning you can find your own quiet paradise anywhere from the Victorian alps to the sandy shores of Goolwa Beach, South Australia. Even if it’s peak period for school holidays, you can escape the crowds for a few weeks by the Murray River.
Hire a campervan from Melbourne, travel north and stay at one of these places.
Echuca Holiday Park
Stay riverside to the Murray River, while also being within walking distance to the historic Port of Echuca (see pictured). One of the best things to do while in town is to jump on board paddlesteamer to learn about the area’s history, dating back to the 1800s. Echuca Holiday Park also has great BBQ and entertainment facilities, including a shared lounge and tennis court.
Lake Hume Tourist Park
Travel just over three hours north of Melbourne and you’ll find a picturesque gem on the Murray. Lake Hume Tourist Park offers lakeside accommodation, perfect for families looking for a relaxing getaway. It’s also a great spot for water sports. But you’re also close enough to the border city of Albury if you’d like to duck into the centre for shopping or dining.
BIG4 Yarrawonga Mulwala Lakeside Holiday Park
Here you’ll find yourself staying right on the shores of lake Mulwala. You’re close to the boat ramp if you want to launch your boat on the lake and go out fishing for the day. Yarrawonga is most famous for water skiing. Many locals even call Yarrawonga a water skier’s paradise!
Clearwater by the Upper Murray Caravan Park
This is a peaceful, pet friendly park in the tiny town of Tintaldra. The historic village sits beneath the Snowy Mountains, right on the Mighty Murray. It’s just over 20km from Corryong, which is famous for its Man from Snowy River Bush Festival, held every April.