ADVENTURE | FOOD | FUN | HISTORY
North-East Victoria and the Southern Riverina region of New South Wales is Australia's premier inland playground, offering adventure, food, fun and plenty of history for every age group
From the mountains to the Murray to the Murrumbidgee, we've got it covered
Victorian High Country
Murray River, Albury
Murrumbidgee River, Wagga
NORTH-EAST Victoria and the Southern Riverina region of New South Wales is Australia’s greatest inland playground.
It is more than a statement.
It is a fact.
History, High Country, rivers, lakes, valleys, wine and gourmet regions, agriculture, interesting villages, towns and cities, this stunning corner of the country has all the things to do to make your life or visit just that more special.
Defining both regions is simple, or at least it is to us here at thecountrydriver.com.
We look at it as one big square, with the Southern Riverina towns of Jerilderie and Gundagai as the northern corners, and the North-East Victorian towns of Euroa and Omeo the southern corners.
In between are the major cities of Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Wangaratta and Benalla, and large towns such as Yarrawonga, Corowa, Myrtleford, Corryong, Lockhart, Berrigan, Tumbarumba, Culcairn, Henty, Mansfield, and Tumut.
The popular, and historic tourist towns of Glenrowan, Beechworth, Yackandandah and Bright are also located within the boundary, as are the major ski resorts of Mount Buller, Falls Creek, and Mount Hotham.
The open plains which lie between the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers is one of Australia’s major agricultural and irrigation regions.
North-East Victoria is famous for its gold-rush history, bushrangers, wine growing, rivers, streams, valleys, and glorious scenery, while the tourist towns of Tumut and Bright are a picture in autumn.
Whether it be the snow-capped mountains of the Victorian High Country and the Snowy Mountains, the magnificent water playgrounds of Lake Hume and Lake Mulwala, or the waving crops of the plains, the scenery is stunning any time of the year.
Name a sport and it is played here, no matter which side of the border.
From A for archery to Z for Zorbing, we have it.
(Zorbing, or bubble football, is where players are encased in an inflated bubble called a Zorb and, yes, we have see it played in some parks in the region.)
It is thecountrydriver.com's aim to drive every highway, byway, connector road and rural road in the region.
We have ticked a lot off our list, but we have dozens, if not hundreds, more to do.
Come along for a drive with us via our Preview/Review page, or point your vehicle's nose in any direction and enjoy yourself.
We would love to hear about your own adventure.
Please drive carefully. The only statistics we want to read about are visitor numbers
Adventure | History
Food and wine
Fun, fun, fun
IF adventure, history, sport, camping, shopping, snow or water skiing, or just enjoying a lazy weekend is your thing, no worries. From the Mountains to the Murray to the Murrumbidgee, from Gundagai to Euroa and from Wagga to Mansfield, we have all bases covered. Come by car, come by train, come by air. If you are on our roads, please take care. The only statistics we want to read about are visitor numbers
Pictured: Railway murals, old Wodonga Railway Station
NORTH-East Victoria and the Southern Riverina prides itself on its gourmet and diverse wine regions, such as the Milawa Gourmet Region, and the Rutherglen, Glenrowan, the King Valley, cold climate wineries and those north of the border as far as Griffith in the Riverina. Our towns and cities boast wonderful bakeries, cafes, take aways, fine dining restaurants, cellar door restaurants, and pub and club bistros. And most of what you eat is grown locally
Pictured: The Milawa Bakery Cafe, Milawa Gourmet Region
WHETHER it is scrambling over a submarine (true!), walking under a dinosaur, taking a ride on a miniature train, going for a balloon ride, climbing mountains, visiting a playground, bushwalking, hiking, mountain bike riding or playing mini golf, every village, every town and every city in the region can oblige with all or some of these fun things to do. Our kids are never bored and we can guarantee yours will never be, either
Pictured: Dinosaur Park, Albury Botanic Gardens