Murray River, Australia
The Murray River is Australia's longest river. At 2,995 kilometres (1,861 mi) in length, the Murray rises in the Australian Alps, draining the western side of Australia's highest mountains and, for most of its length, meanders across Australia's inland plains, forming the border between the states of New South Wales and Victoria as it flows to the northwest, before turning south for its final 500 kilometres (310 mi) or so into South Australia, reaching the ocean at Lake Alexandrina.
Along the Murray River there are many historic river towns to visit including Echuca, Mildura, Renmark, Swan Hill, Murray Bridge, Albury Wodonga and Goolwa. Most traffic on the river is recreational. Small private boats are used for water skiing and fishing. Houseboats are common, both commercial for hire and privately owned. There are a number of both historic paddle steamers and newer boats offering cruises ranging from a half-hour to 5 days.
Things to See & Do
* Murray Bridge
* Swan Hill
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus nine and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61
Port Location – There are river port located on the Murray River at Echuca, Mildura, Renmark, Swan Hill, Murray Bridge, Albury-Wodonga and Goolwa.
Travel Links – Locations along the Murray River are accessible by bus, rail and some by air.