This is just a small sample of places to see.
Barooga Botanical Gardens
The Barooga Botanical Gardens are delightful, well-established gardens.
Maintained by the local community, it is a great place to spend a few
hours enjoying the beautiful layout. Take a stroll through the gardens -
all the trees and shrubs are well identified and facilities include
covered playground, public toilets, shelter and free barbeque facilities.
Opening Hours: Daily
Address: 20 Nangunia Street, Barooga
Phone: 03 5873 4486
The Big Strawberry
Treat yourself to fresh strawberries, homemade ice cream, strawberry
pancakes or some fresh jam with a devonshire tea. Open daily 8.00am till
5.00pm. Located 11 km from Cobram on the Koonoomoo Rd, Koonoomoo, be sure
to check out the large range of conserves and year round supply of fresh
strawberries on sale.
Open 7 days a week 8.00am to 5.00pm
Phone: (03) 5871 1300
Eco-tourism at its best. Explore the Murray River, Redgum forest and
waterways by boat. You will experience the timeless natural beauty and
peace when gliding along the "Barmah Choke" on the Murray River, an area
25,000 years in the making. Your tour departs from the Barmah Lakes day
Bookings are essential.
Operating: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.
Phone: (03) 5855 2855
Rich Glen Olive Farm
Established in 1997 by the Vodusek family, Rich Glen Estate is one of the
largest family owned and operated olive groves in Australia. Visitors to
Rich Glen can enjoy an extensive sampling of over 60 multi award winning
products these include gourmet salad dressings, flavoured oils and
olives, dukkahs, meat rubs, jam, chutney and herbal teas. They also
produce a skin care range. You can enjoy a light lunch and or a coffee in
the 100 year old homestead, then look through the memorabilia
Opening Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri, 10.00am to 4.00pm Sat &
Sun734 Murray Valley Highway, Yarrawonga
Phone : 03 5743 3776
The cactus and succulent collection has plants up to 50 years old and has
become a favourite attraction not just for the avid collector but for the
many tourists that visit the area. Once you're out amongst the plants you
really feel like you're in another country. There are approximately 4,000
different species from North America and Mexico, South America and
Cactus Country is a 10 minute drive west along the Murray Valley Highway
Opening Hours: Daily 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day & Boxing Day
Address: 4986 Murray Valley Highway, Strathmerton
Phone: 03 5874 5271
The region is famous for its numerous stretches of pristine, sandy
beaches and Thompson's Beach at Cobram does not disappoint. A few minutes
drive from the centre of town, it is located in an idyllic setting and is
a lovely spot to soak up the tranquility of the Murray River. Shaded by
the magnificent, towering river red gums and floodlit in the evenings, it
is the perfect spot to relax or for a family get-together. Enjoy free
electric BBQ's, a playground area for children, swimming, walking, beach
cricket, volleyball, canoeing and fishing.
Quinn Island Wetlands Sanctuary at Cobram is a forty hectare island that
is formed by a bend in the Murray River, which has been cut off by a
small anabranch called Scotts Creek. A bridge was built to the island and
can be accessed from the small parking area approximately 100 metres to
the west of the Quinn Island access point. A well formed trail winds its
way through River Red Gum and Silver Wattle Forest, including access to a
great bird hide that overlooks a billabong. A variety of native birds and
animals can be spotted on Quinn Island, and when it is wet, the island is
a haven for water birds.
Address: River Road, Cobram
The cool summer oasis of Ulupna Island is home to a vast number of native
wildlife. An early morning or late afternoon visit to this region will
not disappoint, with sightings of kangaroos and koalas virtually
The island also contains many sandy river beaches, making it an ideal
location for swimming, camping and picnics. Many bushwalking tracks allow
you to fully enjoy the majestic scenery, and over 180 plan and 120 bird
species have been identified on the island.
Ulupna Island is bounded by the Murray River and Ulupna Creek and can be
accessed from the Murray Valley Highway on the western side of
Address: Ulupna Bridge Road, Strathmerton
Boosey Creek Cheese
Offering several varieties of cheese, handmade on farm with milk from
contented Friesian cows , They offer free cheese tastings, you can pat
the calves, watch the cows come home, and see them being milked. Boosey
creek cheese is located at 743 Grinter Road, Boosey.
Open 10.00am-5.00pm Fri. Sat. Sun. & Victorian school holidays.
Phone: (03) 5748 4374
Tungamah Heritage Walk
Set on the Boosey Creek, Tungamah is named after the local Aboriginal
word for 'brush turkey'.The Tungamah Heritage Walk takes you past a
number of historic buildings in the Tungamah township.
Buildings and sites on the walk, include the Tungamah Store, Peter
Peters' Store, Tungamah Shire Offices, Victoria Hotel, Tungamah Hotel,
Tungamah Garage, Tungamah Timber Yards, National Bank of Australasia,
Pharmacy/Bakery, Post Office, Court House and Fire Station (built after
the Pub burnt down).
Some of these buildings date back to the early 1880s. Take an hour or two
to wander around the historic streets of Tungamah.
Red Gum Retreat Wildlife Tours
Wildlife tours conducted in the red gum forests along the Murray River.
Koalas, kangaroos, and Australia's largest eagle nest are the main
features of this two-hour bush tour. Minimum numbers apply so please call
Peter on Phone: (03) 5874 5531
Location: Ulupna Island/Strathmerton
Aintree Farm- Almonds & Apiary
Sample their range of all things almond, dukkahs, nougats, pestos,
roasted and flavoured almonds, meuslis, snack packs, oils and soaps. Also
their honey & olive oil produce, eg roasted almonds in cold spun
honey - delicious on a soft cheese...
Location: 56 Ferris Street, Bearii
Open 7 days a year- best by appointment
Phone: (03)5868 2203
There are more things to see and do in the Cobram Barooga district, if
you require more information please check out the Cobram Barooga Tourism
Cobba Paddle Boat Cruises
Open Wednesday to Sunday
Cruise Times are
10am - 11am
Tickets available on the boat, (Thompson Beach, Cobram), online or at the
Tourist Information Centre.
Phone: 0457 033 217 Website: www.cobba.net.au