Murray River, Australian Geographic

Population 1863

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 its pleasant river beaches and laid-back lifestyle.

Visitor Information

41–43 Deniliquin St; (03) 5874 2517 or 1800 677 721

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Nearby towns

  • Cobram

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  • Finley

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  • Mulwala

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In Town

Foreshore Park: peaceful green park shaded by tall gum trees, and featuring a large fibreglass Murray cod. Foreshore markets are held 11 times during the year (dates from visitor centre); Deniliquin Rd.

River cruises, walks, drives and bike tracks: self-guide and guided tours of town and the river; brochures from visitor centre.

Art and craft shops: several in town featuring local work; brochure from visitor centre.


Blowhole and the Rocks This area is sacred to the Ulupna and Bangaragn people. The Rocks change colour according to weather conditions, and the Blowhole is a 25 m deep hole that legend says was home to a giant Murray cod that ate young children who fell into it. One young boy escaped the cod and was chased into the crevice, only to emerge in the Murray, suggesting that the Blowhole and the river are linked. Strangely, water has been known to flow from the Blowhole in times of drought. Adjacent to it is a working granite quarry. Rocks Rd; 8.5 km NE.

Tocumwal Aerodrome: largest RAAF base in Australia during WW II, now home to international Sportavia Soaring Centre (glider joy-flights and learn-to-glide packages); 5 km NE.

Beaches: around 25 attractive river beaches in the vicinity, some with picnic areas; map from visitor centre.

Wineries: there are several wineries in the area; brochure from visitor centre.

Fishing spots near town

Lake Mulwala 46 km

Lake Mulwala separates the Victorian and NSW towns of Yarrawonga and Mulwala. It is a little over three hours’ drive from Melbourne and is popular with anglers seeking native fish such as Murray cod and... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Indigenous tour - Shepparton 65 km

A free, short, bush-tucker tour is available from the Bangerang Cultural Centre in Shepparton. You will need to book, but you can visit the centre on weekdays to see the wide range of artefacts from the area, and from... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

The Big Strawberry

For something completely different and delicious, head across to the Big Strawberry (yes, there is a big strawberry outside) for a hearty breakfast or Devonshire tea. Raspberries, boysenberries and blackberries are also... Find out more

Campsites around town

Pebbly Beach camping area (bush camping) 1 km

There’s dispersed bush camping around Pebbly Beach, which is located opposite Tocumwal township on a sweeping bend of the Murray River. Pull out your camera and explore the local billabongs or just take a long... Find out more

Finley Beach camping area 2 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

Apex Beach camping area 3 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

Barooga precinct camping areas 13 km

This precinct is located next to the town of Barooga, accessible via the Tocumwal–Barooga Rd.... Find out more

Scotts Beach camping area 15 km

Just a few kilometres to the south-east of Cobram is Scotts Beach, which has a large and popular camping area. On the way to Scotts Beach down River Rd, stop off at the Quinn Island wetlands, a nesting area for... Find out more

Horseshoe Beach camping area 17 km

This camping area lies beside Horseshoe Lagoon, which is located 6 km south-east of Cobram on another gentle bend of the Murray. There are no facilities at this bush-camping site, but the local sandy beach and the grassy... Find out more

Ulupna Island camping area 22 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

Cottadidda precinct camping areas 23 km

Cottadidda is only 2 km west of Barooga off the Tocumwal–Barooga Rd.... Find out more

Cobrawonga Island camping areas 26 km

Travel 16 km south-east of Cobram to get to Cobrawonga Island, where you’ll find some spacious bush-camping sites. This area is dominated by river red gums – tents should not be set up underneath the branches... Find out more

Bourkes Bend camping areas 30 km

The fine beach at Bourkes Bend is located about 20 km south-east of Cobram. Follow the Bourkes Bend Track off the Murray Valley Hwy. Nearby Duffys Beach is also worth a visit. Canoeists are a fairly common sight as they... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

BIG4 Tocumwal Tourist Park

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

Boomerang Way Tourist Park 1 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

Cobram Oasis Tourist Park 13 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

Cobram Barooga Golf Resort 15 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

RACV Cobram Resort 16 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

Yarrawonga Holiday Park 45 km

This is a very large, popular park on the banks of the Murray River, just below the Yarrawonga Weir. It is situated around some of the town’s sporting facilities, including the public swimming pool, and experiences... Find out more

Jerilderie Motel and Caravan Park 53 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

Gateway Lifestyle Shepparton East Holiday Park 65 km

On the Midland Highway 5 km to the east of Shepparton, and close to the Shepparton bypass, this quality park in a rural setting has great amenities and facilities including a tennis court. As with most parks in this... Find out more

Victoria Lake Holiday Park 66 km

Set on the shores of Victoria Park Lake, this picturesque place is centrally located on the main highway 1 km south of the city centre. With good facilities and great waterfront sites, it is the park we like to stay at... Find out more

Big4 Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park 70 km

Located on the southern approaches to Shepparton, this park has undergone substantial redevelopment and is now a tourist park with great facilities. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Kingswood Motel & Apartments

This comfortable and budget-friendly place has 21 ground-floor motel rooms and self-contained guest rooms with a kitchenette (some also have two bedrooms). Motel facilities include a pool, ten-person indoor spa, a... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Town Beach camping area 1 km

T/O at Tocumwal

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

Scotts Beach camping area 16 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 18 km

T/O at Cobram

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

Finley park area 18 km

At Finley

Adjacent to the highway and the museum.

Morgans Gate camping area 19 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.

Tongaboo rest area 27 km

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

Just off the highway on both sides.

Bourkes Bend No. 2 camping area 30 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 30 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 30 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 31 km

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

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Bruces Beach No. 2 camping area 37 km

T/O 28km E of Cobram (L) or 9km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Secluded area on a riverbank 4km (unsealed) north of the highway via Bruces Rd. Follow signs from the gate.

Wunghnu park area 40 km

At Wunghnu

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Yarrawonga West rest area 43 km

33km E of Cobram (R) or 4km W of Yarrawonga (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Goulburn River rest area 58 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. 

Bundalong park area 58 km

At Bundalong

Adjacent to the highway among some trees. 

Lower Ovens Regional Park camping area 64 km

23km E of Yarrawonga (L) or 25km W of Rutherglen (R)

Numerous secluded campsites just off the highway. Located under trees on the riverbank of the Ovens River's eastern side.

Mooroopna rest area 68 km

At Mooroopna

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

Nalinga rest area 69 km

33km NW of Benalla (L) or 28km SE of Shepparton (R)

Large area just off the highway among a few trees.

What's on around town

Foreshore Market: Foreshore park; monthly on Sat or Sun (contact visitor centre for dates).

Farmers' Market: Anglican Church, Finley St; 3rd Sat each month.

Horseraces: Easter.

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