The twin towns of Yarrawonga-Mulwala, separated by the Murray River, boast a large and beautiful man-made lake and attract holiday makers, golfers, anglers, aquatic sports fanatics, bush walkers and campers. Yarrawonga-Mulwala always offers a warm welcome.
Known as Sun Country it features plenty of sunshine and a bright open landscape. Pretty sandy beaches along the river offer quiet swimming spots on a warm day and canoes are available for hire to explore the backwaters and lagoons. Alternatively, take a cruise or some waterskiing lessons on Lake Mulwala.
Play a round of golf on the largest public access golf course in Australia, with 45 holes on two championship courses and a nine-hole executive course. Yarrawonga-Mulwala is also a strong farming area and much of the local produce is available from the farm gate. Pick up a Farm Gate Trail brochure from the local Visitor Information Centre.
As you come down the main street of Yarrawonga, the expanse of Lake Mulwala unfolds before you – an enticing stretch of open water close to town enjoyed by water skiers, sailors and other boating enthusiasts. To the horizon in the east the lake disappears into a wonderland of protected water that draws the fisherman and canoeist to explore, not only the lake, but also the everglade region of the Murray and Ovens Rivers.
The Murray River downstream of Lake Mulwala is popular for camping, hiking, bike riding and the all sorts of on-water activities.
Yarrawonga and Border golf Club, in Mulwala, boasts 45 holes of championship golf in one location. The enthusiastic golfer can indulge their passion on beautifully designed courses that feature River and Lake views at every turn.
For more information about Yarrawonga and Mulwala, visit the Yarrawonga Mulwala Tourism website
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.
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