Rice harvesting, Jean-Marc La Roque / Auscape International

Population 7433

Deniliquin, at the centre of Australia's largest irrigation system, lies on the Edward River, part of the Murray River and formed by a fault in the earth. Situated next to the world's largest red-gum forest, birdlife and wildlife remain abudant, despite the drought currently crippling the town's rice-growing industry. 'Deni' proclaims itself the 'ute capital of the world', holding the official record for most utes mustered in one place in 2007.

Visitor Information

Peppin Heritage Centre, 290 George St; (03) 5898 3120 or 1800 650 712

Nearby national parks

  • Chiltern–Mount Pilot National Park

    This is old goldmining country, and eroded gullies, scattered relics and old mine shafts recall the heady days of the 1850s. The park...more

  • Kinglake National Park

    Surrounding the township of Kinglake, this bush retreat close to Melbourne offers views of the Yarra Valley, the city skyline and Port...more

  • Yarra Ranges National Park

    Lofty mountain ash bathed in mist, rare and endangered plants and animals, snow in winter and pristine pockets of bushland make Yarra Ranges...more

Nearby towns

  • Finley

    This town, on the Newell Highway and close to the Victorian border, is a tidy and peaceful spot. It is the centre of the Berriquin...more

  • Tocumwal

    This picturesque town ('Toc' to the locals) is on the northern bank of the Murray River. The region is a popular holiday spot due to...more

  • Echuca

    Visitors to this delightful town are transported back in time by the sight of beautiful old paddleboats cruising down the Murray River. The...more

In Town

Peppin Heritage Centre This museum is dedicated to George Hall Peppin and his sons' development of the merino sheep industry. Dissatisfied with the quality and yield of the wool from merino sheep, they developed a new breed, the peppin, that was better adapted to the harsh Australian conditions. Peppin sheep now predominate among flocks in New Zealand, South Africa and South America. The museum is housed in the National Trust–classified Old George Street Public School (1879), which still has an intact classroom on display. George St.

Island Sanctuary: see kangaroos and birdlife, and the burial site of 'Old Jack', a member of the Melville gang who visited Deniliquin in 1851; off Cressy St footbridge.

Ute on a Pole: confirms Deniliquin's status as 'ute capital of the world'; near National Bridge.

Waring Gardens: originally a chain of lagoons; Cressy St.

Pioneer Steam Museum: private collection of steam engines and pumps; Hay Rd.

Long Paddock River Walk: old stock route, includes interpretive panels; from Heritage Centre to Island Sanctuary.

Self-guided walks: historical and nature walks taking in National Trust–classified buildings and town gardens; brochure from visitor centre.


Pioneer Tourist Park A modern caravan park including charming features of the past (open to the public), with an antique steam and pump display and a blacksmith shop. 2 km N.

Irrigation works: at Lawsons Syphon (7 km E) and Stevens Weir (25 km W).

Clancy's Winery: cellar-door tastings and sales; 18 km N.

Conargo Pub: authentic bush pub with photo gallery depicting history of merino wool in the area; 25 km NE.

Bird Observatory Tower: excellent vantage point for birdwatching; Mathoura; 34 km S.

Cafes & restaurants around town

Deniliquin Bakery

For a light snack and a cup of coffee, pop into Deniliquin Bakery for friendly service and delicious baked goods such as their chunky curry steak pies and zucchini slices. Make sure you check out their sweet treats too,... Find out more

Campsites around town

Gulpa Island precinct camping areas 24 km

Formerly Gulpa Island State Forest, Gulpa precinct is now part of Murray Valley Regional Park. It is accessed via Millewa Rd, 9 km north-east of Mathoura. The precinct’s Edward River camping area, which has... Find out more

Millewa precinct camping areas 33 km

Formerly Millewa State Forest, this area is now part of Murray Valley National Park. You can get here via Tocumwal Rd, 10 km east of Mathoura, or from Lower River Rd onto Tocumwal Rd south-east of Deniliquin.... Find out more

Barmah camping area (bush camping) 39 km

You can choose your own bush-camping site beside the Murray among (though never under, because of the possibility of falling branches) the towering red gums here. From Picola, which lies off the Murray Valley Hwy, take... Find out more

Barmah Lakes camping area 48 km

Just east of the relatively flat ground of the Barmah Lakes camping area is the Dharnya Interpretative Centre (closed indefinitely), where a number of bushwalks begin. These include the self-guided Yamyabuc Discovery... Find out more

Moira precinct camping areas 49 km

Formerly one of the Millewa group of state forests (which included Barmah Forest in Victoria, and Millewa and Gulpa Island forests in NSW), this recently became part of Murray Valley National Park. It’s 4 km... Find out more

Ulupna Island camping area 50 km

The perimeter of Ulupna Island has been staked out by the flow of Ulupna Creek and that of the Murray River. Look for platypus in the quieter stretches of water. Take Bourchiers Rd from the Murray Valley Hwy at... Find out more

Perricoota State Forest camping areas 58 km

This forest is adjacent to Koondrook State Forest, accessible via Nineteen Mile Rd, Yarraman Access Rd or Belbins Rd from Perricoota Forest Rd.... Find out more

Bama precinct camping areas 59 km

Downstream from the town of Barmah, this precinct is accessible via Barmah Forest Rd, 13 km north-east of Moama.... Find out more

Apex Beach camping area 61 km

Apex Beach is downstream of the Tocumwal Bridge, about 2 km south-west of Tocumwal township; Pumps Bend Track will lead you there. This beach is frequented by locals and out-of-towners alike, who all come here to enjoy... Find out more

Finley Beach camping area 62 km

This is another one of the relaxing beaches that line the Murray River. You’ll find it 2 km upstream of Tocumwal Bridge – pretty much due south of the township. Turn east off the Goulburn Valley Hwy at Finley... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Boomerang Way Tourist Park 63 km

This well-cared-for, owner-operated park is 500 metres from the centre of Tocumwal and away from the highway noise. There is a large swimming pool, covered barbecues and the park is ideal for an overnight stay or an... Find out more

BIG4 Tocumwal Tourist Park 63 km

This owner-operated park with great facilities, in a quiet off-highway location close to the centre of town, is developing into a top-rate park. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies at... Find out more

Echuca Holiday Park 68 km

This is a popular, quality riverside park just a short walk from Echuca’s historic port precinct on the Murray River. The spacious park has a range of accommodation and great facilities. With its excellent... Find out more

Jerilderie Motel and Caravan Park 73 km

This neat and tidy, budget-priced park is located in Jerilderie’s main street. The park is an ideal overnight stop for travellers along the Newell Highway.... Find out more

Cobram Oasis Tourist Park 74 km

This has developed into a great park with unique multi-sided ensuite amenities being a feature. Situated about 4 km west of the Cobram town centre, it is ideal for a few days exploring this great area. Bookings are... Find out more

RACV Cobram Resort 78 km

This is a very highly rated resort complex with some 35 powered sites. Set on sprawling but well-cared-for lawns, there is a selection of accommodation; the park is a picture and we highly recommend it. Bookings are... Find out more

Cobram Barooga Golf Resort 78 km

Adjacent to one of the Murray Valley’s renowned golf courses, this park is very good quality and just 1.5 km from the town centre. The park’s facilities include a tennis court. This would be a great base for... Find out more

Ibis Caravan Park 97 km

This park is 3 km south of Kerang, with nice shady spots and a tennis court. It is an excellent overnight stop at a budget price. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies in all holidays.... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Centrepoint Motel

In the heart of Deniliquin, the Centrepoint Motel has 24 modern guest rooms, all comfortably appointed. There is a licensed restaurant, a saltwater pool and a large spa seating ten guests on-site. A stone’s throw... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Morgans Gate camping area 52 km

T/O 29km NE of Nathalia (L) or 27km W of Cobram (R)

Secluded area among trees on a riverbank. Located 10km (unsealed) north of the highway via Haynes and Morgans Mill rds.

Finley park area 57 km

At Finley

Adjacent to the highway and the museum.

Tongaboo rest area 60 km

8km N of Finley (L) or 28km S of Jerilderie (L)

Just off the highway on both sides.

Town Beach camping area 63 km

T/O at Tocumwal

On the riverbank 1km south of Tocumwal (via the main street) in Tocumwal Regional Park.

Wharparilla Flora Reserve rest area 69 km

93km SE of Kerang (L) or 3km W of Echuca (R)

Large area just off the highway among some trees. 

Gunbower park area 71 km

At Gunbower

On the banks of the creek in the middle of town.

Goulburn River rest area 74 km

38km E of Echuca (L) or 19km S of Nathalia (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees on the banks of the river. 

Cohuna park area 74 km

At Cohuna

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Scotts Beach camping area 79 km

T/O at Cobram

Secluded on a riverbank 3km (partly unsealed) south-east of Cobram via Barooga and River rds.

Horseshoe Lagoon camping area 80 km

T/O at Cobram

Secluded area on a riverbank 6km (partly unsealed) south-east of Cobram via Barooga and River rds.

Wunghnu park area 81 km

At Wunghnu

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Bourkes Bend No. 2 camping area 93 km

T/O 19km E of Cobram (L) or 18km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Secluded area 3km (unsealed) north of the highway on the river in Bourkes Bend State Forest.

Bourkes Bend No. 3 camping area 93 km

T/O 19km E of Cobram (L) or 18km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Secluded area 3.2km (unsealed) north of the highway on the river in Bourkes Bend State Forest.

Bourkes Bend No. 1 camping area 94 km

T/O 19km E of Cobram (L) or 18km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Secluded area 2.8km (unsealed) north of the highway on the river in Bourkes Bend State Forest.

Bourkes Bend rest area 94 km

19km E of Cobram (L) or 18km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Kerang park area 97 km

At Kerang

Adjacent to the highway. On the west side of town.

What's on around town

Market: Waring Gardens; 4th Sat each month.

Sun Festival: includes gala parade and international food and entertainment; Jan.

RSL Fishing Classic: Jan.

Play on the Plains Festival and Ute Muster: celebration of music and cars; Sept/Oct.

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