Murray meanders: explore Cobram
Soak up Victoria’s Sun Country region with our guide to all that’s great in and around Cobram.
Life’s a beach
Where else in Victoria can you have a beach holiday miles from the ocean? Along the twists of the Murray in Cobram Regional Park there are dozens of sandy or grassy beaches, where locals and visitors gather to swim, boat, fish and relax.
On the north-east side of Cobram, Thompsons Beach is Victoria’s largest inland beach. Avail yourselves of the barbecues, or visit Cobram’s answer to a beach club at KU de' TA. Follow Wondah Street north to Little Toms and Big Toms Beach, or head east of town to Scotts Beach and Quicks Beach. If you decide to take a dip just be mindful of currents. Keen anglers should pick up the It’s Fishing Country pamphlet from the Cobram Barooga Visitor Information Centre (on Station Street), which details local species and fishing regulations.
For a leisurely day out on the water, and a taste of the days when steamers plied cargo on the Murray, hop aboard double-decker paddleboat the Cobba, which departs Thompsons Beach between Wednesday and Sunday.
Adrenaline-seekers should make their way to neighbouring Yarrawonga and watersports hub Skin Ski + Surf. As well as offering waterskiing and wakeboarding lessons and tube rides, the team specialise in teaching high-octane barefoot skiing. Also in Yarrawonga, Action Bike & Ski offers guided kayaking tours in the backwaters around Bundalong, or popular self-guided tours in which paddlers are dropped fully equipped at Yarrawonga weir and picked up from a downriver meeting spot.