WELCOME TO OUR REGION.
For fun and adventure, Deniliquin is a superb destination in southwest NSW and home to the world-famous Deni Ute Muster.
Echuca Moama represents not only a bygone era with horse and carriage rides but also showcases all the conveniences of the modern era including the very best for those who appreciate good food and wine.
Our region boasts a broad range of exciting activities including historic attractions, events & festivals, sporting facilities and unique river experiences.
Seeking nature, action and outdoors? Choose Destination Deniliquin, the perfect spot for your next family holiday!
Deniliquin is located approximately 725km south west from Sydney and 285km north of Melbourne.
Situated within the Murray region of New South Wales and close to the Victorian border, the town is world famous for its annual Deni Ute Muster, an event which holds the Guiness World Record for having the most utes mustered in one place.
Deniliquin is situated on the banks of the beautiful Edward River only a short drive north of Echuca/Moama.
Located on the banks of the mighty Murray River, the twin towns of Echuca Moama are an easy two and a half hour’s drive from Melbourne. You’re invited to explore the historic Port of Echuca and Wharf which is recognised as one of Australia’s finest heritage icons and is home to the largest Paddle steamer fleet in the world.
Mathoura is known as the gateway to one of the largest Red Gum forests in the world. This forest is some 70,000 hectares and includes wetlands of international significance and has arguably the best access in the region to the Murray River, with good
dry weather roads and no high banks.
Mathoura began as a market garden and a pub on a drovers track in the mid 1800s, and built itself as a timber source for the developing young nation of Australia. Not surprisingly, timber still remains an economic mainstay of the area ever since the woodcutters first arrived in the 1850s. The Red Gum timber is used for railway sleepers, furniture, landscaping, firewood,
fence posts, and much more.
Named after the travelling stock routes that traverse outback Australia, this still working stock route has something for everyone.
The Long Paddock Touring Route follows the stock route along the The Cobb Highway from Echuca- Moama on the Victorian border, through to Wilcannia leading to the iconic outback towns of Bourke, Broken Hill & White Cliffs. The touring route takes you past eleven major public artworks and 47 information panels that tell the story of the region. All you need to know about the touring route is right here on the website – from maps to things to see and do.
THE BACKROADS TRAIL.
Welcome to our region – an area pivotal in Australia’s development. The Backroads Trail, with its signposted interpretive sites, allows you to see how we have lived on and shaped this land from Dreamtime prehistory to the present day.
The Backroads Trail weaves together the themes of heritage, environment, food, wine and culture in an informed and user-friendly way. You’ll not only stand on the sites where history was made – you’ll be delighted by small businesses all along the way offering you delicious produce, a comfy bed for the night, and extra attractions such as stunning sculptures, leafy bushland walks and relaxing river cruises. You need to get off the highway to see us – but we will open your eyes.
SYDNEY MELBOURNE TOURING.
The inland self-drive route from Sydney to Melbourne is the road to national discovery, along which the Australian pioneer spirit is brought to life in the villages and towns built by the early settlers, the river traders and gold miners who created this nation. You can stroll down old cobbled streets lined with beautifully preserved buildings, and moments of the gold rush years and the elegant Victorian era that followed. Then enjoy uncovering the stories of our colonial men and women in the towns’ museums, book shops and galleries and their historical sites.
The broad, gum tree-shaded banks of the beautiful Murray River provide a relaxing location for a water based holiday. You can experience the charm of traveling on Australia’s iconic river on a paddle steamer, fish for the famous Murray Cod, play golf on championship courses, or just watch the river flow from one of its pretty beaches.
For fun and adventure, Deniliquin is a superb destination in southwest NSW and home to the world-famous Deni Ute Muster. Enjoy waterskiing and wakeboarding on the beautiful Edward River, a tributary of the Murray River. You’ll relish fishing, bushwalking, kayaking, cycling and golf too.
At the junction of the Cobb and Riverina highways, this charming town known locally as Deni is 50 minutes’ drive north of Echuca Moama. From Melbourne it is 3h 30min and a road trip from Sydney is best split into two or more days. The nearest major airport is Albury, a little over two hours away.
THE DENI UTE MUSTER.
The Deni Ute Muster is an iconic event played out on some of the largest, flattest plains on earth. It is recognised as one of Australia’s premier rural events that encapsulates the diversity, tradition and vibrancy of Australia. At the core of the festival is the Guinness World Record breaking Ute muster and Blue Singlet Count which see thousands of people from every capital city, town and corner of the land converge to be a part of this unique event.
The two-day event consists of over 24 hours of live music, Ute Show N Shine competition, Bullride Spectacular (Rodeo), trade and catering stalls, NSW Whip Cracking Championships, Woodchop demonstrations, Helicopter Rides, Circus, Camel Rides, AFL on the big screen, and a family centre to name a few.