These picturesque towns full of country charm offer a plethora of activities and experiences. Just a three hour drive from Melbourne, Barham Koondrook is the ideal destination for a lazy day spent on the riverbanks, weekend break or extended holiday. Beyond the expected good-old fashioned hospitality and country town feels, the towns feature national parks, state forests, picturesque recreation areas and a scene of natural activities and boutique food, wine and cultural experiences. Not surprisingly, many activities here are based around the iconic Murray River including wetland cruises, fishing, camping, bush walking, boating and canoeing.
Picture this captivating scene; explore the elements of nature not accessible by road or foot, the river environment is abundant with native birds and wildlife along with the hundred year old river red gums. The twin towns are equally rich in heritage and pioneer culture. A leisurely stroll along the riverbanks will take you past some exceptional statues out of Red Gum. A fine display of craftsmanship, these statues depict the regions great pioneers and local wildlife.
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Or take a step back in time of the age of steam and see some of the finest restored machines of yesterday at the Border Flywheelers Museum. One of the impressive features of Barham Koondrook is the abundance of local produce and diverse range of eateries. Look for oranges, avocados, walnuts, organic meats, free range paddock eggs, pumpkins, garlic and homemade preserves. Chat with local wine-makers, Barham Vines quirky shopping container cellar door is the perfect sport to crack into a full bodied red or a crisp dry white at Restdown Wines underground winery. Barham's newest provedore 'Little Pork Deli' stock award winning local pork, a selection of beautiful small goods and charcuterie produced onsite and impressive larder and pantry items.
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The twin towns of Barham (NSW) and Koondrook (Victoria), locatedon the mighty Murray River ooze charm and character, and offermany choices for a day trip, weekend or extended holiday.
Beyond the expected country hospitality and charm, the townsfeature national parks, state forests, picturesque recreation areasand a scene of natural activities, and boutique food, wine andculture experiences. Barham Koondrook is the perfect destinationfor people who love the outdoors.