Murray River, Jean-Marc La Roque / Auscape International

Population 5061

At Cobram and nearby Barooga (across the New South Wales border) the Murray River is bordered by sandy beaches, making it a great spot for fishing, watersports and picnics. The stretch of land between the township and the river features river red gum forests and lush wetlands, with tracks leading to various beaches, the most accessible of which is Thompsons Beach, located near the bridge off Boorin Street. The town is supported by peach, nectarine, pear and orange orchards and dairies, earning it the nickname 'peaches and cream country'.

Visitor Information

2–4 Station St; (03) 5872 2132 or 1800 607 607

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mulwala

    Mulwala and Yarrawonga (in Victoria) are twin towns sitting astride the Murray River. Mulwala prides itself on being an 'inland aquatic...more

In Town

Historic log cabin: built in Yarrawonga in 1875, then moved piece by piece to its current location; opposite the information centre on Station St.

Station Gallery: at the railway station, displays a collection of art by local artists.


Quinn Island Flora and Fauna Reserve: home to abundant birdlife and Aboriginal artefacts, including scar trees, flint tools and middens, the island can be explored on a self-guide walk; on the Murray River, accessed via a pedestrian bridge off River Rd.

Binghi Boomerang Factory: large manufacturer and exporter of boomerangs. Free demonstrations are offered with purchases; Tocumwal Rd, Barooga, across the river.

Scenic Drive Strawberry Farm: strawberry-picking during warmer months; Torgannah Rd, Koonoomoo; 11 km NW.

Cactus Country: Australia's largest cacti gardens; Strathmerton; 16 km W.

Ulupna Island: part of Barmah National Park; turn-off after Strathmerton; see Echuca for details.

Murray River Horse Trails: a fantastic way to explore the Murray River beaches; (03) 5868 2221.

Cobram Barooga golf course: across the river in NSW is this renowned 36-hole course.

Fishing spots near town

Lake Mulwala 36 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 55 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

Campsites around town

Scotts Beach camping area 3 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

Barooga precinct camping areas 3 km

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

Horseshoe Beach camping area 5 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

Cottadidda precinct camping areas 11 km

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

Cobrawonga Island camping areas 14 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

Pebbly Beach camping area (bush camping) 14 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 14 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 15 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

Bourkes Bend camping areas 18 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

Boomanoomana precinct camping areas 22 km

Part of a newly amalgamated national park, Boomanoomana precinct is accessed by following the Mulwala–Barooga Rd 16 km west of Mulwala. Bring your own drinking water.... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Cobram Oasis Tourist Park 1 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 2 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 4 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

BIG4 Tocumwal Tourist Park 14 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

Boomerang Way Tourist Park 14 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

Yarrawonga Holiday Park 34 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

Gateway Lifestyle Shepparton East Holiday Park 55 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 57 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 60 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

Jerilderie Motel and Caravan Park 63 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

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Tokemata Retreat

You do not have to be a golfer to stay at any of the four cottages that comprise this golfers’ retreat on the edge of a 250-metre private golf range, complete with bunkers and practice putting green. Two of the... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Scotts Beach camping area 3 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 5 km

T/O at Cobram

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

Town Beach camping area 13 km

T/O at Tocumwal

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

Bourkes Bend No. 2 camping area 18 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 18 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 19 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 19 km

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

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Morgans Gate camping area 25 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.

Bruces Beach No. 2 camping area 26 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.

Finley park area 31 km

At Finley

Adjacent to the highway and the museum.

Yarrawonga West rest area 32 km

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

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Wunghnu park area 32 km

At Wunghnu

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Tongaboo rest area 39 km

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

Just off the highway on both sides.

Bundalong park area 48 km

At Bundalong

Adjacent to the highway among some trees. 

Lower Ovens Regional Park camping area 53 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.

Goulburn River rest area 55 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. 

Nalinga rest area 57 km

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

Large area just off the highway among a few trees.

Mooroopna rest area 59 km

At Mooroopna

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

Casey Weir rest area 67 km

9km NW of Benalla (L) or 52km SE of Shepparton (R)

Just off the highway on the banks of the Broken River.

What's on around town

Market: Punt Rd; 1st Sat each month.

Peaches and Cream Festival: free peaches and cream, a rodeo, fishing competitions and other activities; odd-numbered years, Jan.

Rotary Art Show: May.

Antique Fair: June.

Open Gardens Display: Oct.

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