The ultimate Murray River road trip guide
Embarking on the Melbourne to Murray River road trip is an adventure that promises breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and unforgettable experiences.
The Murray River, Australia's longest river, is a breathtaking natural wonder that stretches over 2,700km from the mountainous Great Dividing Range in Victoria, to nearly all the way to Adelaide in South Australia.
The Murray River is a popular holiday spot for boating, fishing, water sports and swimming, a region filled with sandy beaches, native flora, and wildlife from sea, land, and sky.
Depending which part of the River you are looking to visit, a straight drive to the Murray can take anywhere from two and half to four hours. You could just scoot straight up the National Highway, but then you’d miss out on spectacular mountain ranges, rejuvenating mineral springs, historical gold panning, classic paddle steamer rides and fun car games along the way.
As well as acting as a split between Victoria and New South Wales, the drive to the Murray River is half the fun. From the historic port town of Echuca to the tranquil beauty of the RACV Cobram Resort, there's plenty of towns and natural wonders to explore before reaching your final destination.
And remember, before heading on any road trip, ensure you have gone over your road safety checklist, packed your car safety kit, and that your Emergency Roadside Assistance subscription is up-to-date.
Get ready to explore the hidden gems from Melbourne to the Murray as we take you on a journey through the must-visit places on your Murray River road trip.