The Mighty Murray
The Murray River is well known as Australia’s mightiest river. Travelling more than 2756km from its source in the Snowy Mountains to where it meets the sea at Encounter Bay, the Murray is the world’s third largest navigable river, and the Swan Hill region is fortunate to be home to the most unspoilt section of it all.
Once Australia’s most important river highway, visitors can now enjoy the Murray aboard a houseboat or paddle steamer. Landside, the river’s magnificence can be enjoyed with a leisurely stroll on the Swan Hill River Walk, or perhaps on a drive through the surrounding river red gum forests.
Fishermen have long held the Murray and its tributaries in high regard, with various fishing spots known to locals and visitors alike.