NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to Moulamein

Tiny Town: population under 1,500 residents

09:00 Weds 13 April - till - 17:00 Weds 27 April.
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If you’re looking to escape everyday life, take a trip to Moulamein and go with the flow

Set on the gorgeous Edward River and surrounded by a stunning stretch of towering river gums, Moulamein is an easy-going destination that boasts a collection of natural and man-made attractions to discover and explore.

This small town – it’s home to around 300 people – is just an hour from Barham Koondrook, Deniliquin and Swan Hill, making it easy to get to, as well as providing an ideal jumping-off point for day trips to surrounding attractions. If you’re looking for five-star frills and fancy degustation menus, it’s not here. Moulamein is home to more simple pleasures. River walks, unpretentious cafes, a caravan park and free riverside camping spots, all in an authentic rural village setting.

Rich colonial history: The oldest town in the Riverina, Moulamein is rich in history, telling the story of the original inhabitants, early settlers, shearers, farmers, the meeting of the rivers and more. It’s the ideal getaway for families on a budget and for mature couples and friends hoping to rediscover a real Australia, far from the flash and flair of the big smoke.

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Start your adventure with coffee and cake at the Moulamein Art Gallery, which is open Thursdays and Fridays, or by appointment. There’s always something interesting in the gallery, which features art and craft from local artists.

From there, it’s just a minute’s stroll to the old Moulamein Wharf and nearby restored courthouse, where you can see and read about Moulamein’s vital role in the establishment of river trade across the entire Riverina region. Call ahead to the courthouse to let them know you’re coming, and be treated to an insider’s view of colonial-era justice.

While you’re on the phone, give Graeme and Di a call to arrange a fantastic guided tour of the Mooloomoon Shearing Shed, located walking distance from the town. For a donation, you’ll get a full rundown of the shed’s operation, the historical importance of the Mooloomoon station, and a broader understanding of the region’s history and heritage.

If you’re staying over, ask about the two simple, fully self-contained cabins located along the Edward River.

Natural attractions? Too easy: Moulamein is also a popular camping and fishing destination with plenty of spots to pitch a tent or drop a boat in along the Edward, Wakool and Niemur rivers, along with the Billabong Creek. Using Moulamein as a base, you don’t need to drive to the river; the rivers and creeks come to you! The Edward and the Billabong both run through the centre of town and feature some of the best fishing in the area.

Whether you want to slow down with a leisurely swim, fishing or kayaking, or ramp up the action with the more adrenaline-fuelled water sports, Moulamein Lake has you covered. 

Indulge in some wildlife spotting with an abundance of birdlife on the lake including black swans, pelicans and ducks. Relax under one of the three shelters, take advantage of the free gas barbecue or make use of adjoining facilities, including the local swimming pool.

While away your day in the warm weather. The only decision you need to make is whether to read your book, have a snooze in the shade, or head to the pub or bowling club for a classic Aussie feed.

A stroll like no other: When it’s time to stretch the legs, the well-signposted, flat Moulamein River Walk combines the best of the area’s natural environment and 19th and 20th century history. Follow the Edward River and the Billabong Creek on this self-guided tour through river gum trees; it’s a perfect location to spot native wildlife such as kangaroos, emus, goannas, bearded dragoons, and kookaburras just to name a few.

Follow the winding riverwalk, which features a series of storyboards depicting the region’s rich history and environment. Highlights of the walk include the Old Moulamein wharf, Ring Tree, Scar Tree and the Mooloomoon Shearing Shed.

This area has great cultural and historical significance for the local Wamba Wamba people, who have hunted, fished, cooked, camped, and held ceremonial gatherings in this area for many hundreds of years. On the River Walk, you can’t miss the famed Big Tree. A culturally significant meeting place for the Wamba Wamba people, it’s now also a favourite feature for visitors. This magnificent River Red Gum is one of the largest in the Riverina, measuring 11.6 metres in circumference! It is thought to be between 500 and 1000 years old.

Shake off the cobwebs and set your GPS for Moulamein for a rare taste of a simple, unfussy life. It’s good for the soul.


Two days in Moulamein

Into the heart of the Riverina; go with the flow at Moulamein

Situated on the picturesque Edward River and surrounded by a stunning stretch of towering river gums, Moulamein is a charming destination that boasts a delightful collection of attractions to discover and explore. Known as the oldest town in the Riverina, Moulamein is rich in history and tells the story of the early settlers, shearers, farmers, the meeting of the rivers and more. It’s the ideal getaway for families on a budget and for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.


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