Get twice the riverine adventure in the twin towns of Barham and Koondrook, which straddle the mighty Murray River. Revel in golf or fishing to your heart’s content or enjoy nature’s bounty as you wander through ancient red gum forests, significant wetlands and along sandy river flats.
Tee off at the Barham Golf and Country Club. The par 72 layout is carved from a natural bush setting with a stream winding through most of the holes. Make use of a magical retreat featuring superb bowling greens and 14 lawn tennis courts.
Cast a line for golden perch and Murray cod in the Murray River or enjoy a picnic at the Barham Lakes Complex, four interconnected artificial lakes surrounded by grasslands, picnic facilities, a walking track and a swimming area with a beach.
Spot birds and walk or drive through the tall river red gums of the Gunbower Island State Forest, a 65,000-acre flood plain that is internationally recognised as a wetland of significance for its importance to bird life and native mammals.
Barham-Koondrook is situated between Echuca and Swan Hill and is around four hours from Melbourne on the the Calder Highway.