Cobram-Barooga is set in one of the most picturesque areas of the Murray River. Here you can participate in a range of fun water sports, bushwalk or play a round (or two) of golf at the 36-hole golf course. Discover the waterbird wonderland and Aboriginal canoe trees at nearby Quinn Island. The adjacent Ulupna Island Flora and Fauna Reserve is home to koalas, kangaroos and birdlife. If you just want to unwind, soak up the sun at one of the wide sandy beaches, there’s no place like Thompson’s Beach, the longest beach along the Murray. A stay with El Sierra means you can enjoy the heart of the Murray and take advantage of this regions amazing food, wine and art.
Below are what some of the local attractions in and around Cobram Barooga:
Australia’s largest inland beach is only 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.
Ku de Ta Cafe is located among the gums and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy some great food and drinks. Open for Lunch and DInner Wed- Sun.
Take a ride on COBBA, the restored paddleboat that operates all year round with daily cruises. Take in the views of the Murray from the river itself, these hour cruises are a nice way to relax with friends and enjoy the twists and turns of this mighty river. Tickets can be purchased on board or at the local Tourism Office.
Today ’Byramine Homestead’ is open to the public as an enchanting memorial to those hard pioneer days of so long ago. While visiting Byramine Homestead you can enjoy a sumptuous Devonshire Tea, Ploughman’s Lunch, or something off the specialities board. You can even enjoy a traditional English High Tea, just as Elizabeth would have over 150 years ago.Historic Byramine Homestead, was built in 1842 by famous explorer Hamilton Hume for his sister-in-law Elizabeth and her nine children after her husband ]ohn Hume was killed by bushrangers. The homestead was designed by an English architect for use in India and built on a beautiful site by a lagoon on low sand hills, forested in Pine.
1436 Murray Valley Highway
Yarrawonga VIC 3730
Stunned, is the expression on everyone’s face as they walk towards thousands of towering cacti. The masses of color these unique plants produce will entice even the non-gardener. An extensive plant sales area for the easy care garden. Open all year round, flowering from November till Feb/March (03) 5874 5271. Groups welcome. Located 2 km east of Strathmerton or 13 km west of Cobram on the Murray Valley Highway.
The Big Strawberry has all your strawberry needs covered! Pick farm fresh strawberries, or head inside the cafe for a large range of products, jams, toppings, liquers, wine, vinegar. There is plenty to choose from and plenty to taste. Cafe open for breakfast and lunch. Don’t go past the homemade Strawberry Icecream!
Address: 7034 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Koonoomoo VIC 3644
Phone: 03 5871 1300
Rich Glen Olives
Established in 1997 by the Vodusek family, Rich Glen Estate is one of the largest family owned and operated olive groves in Australia. With so many award winning products be sure to try as many as you can.
Situated on the banks of the Murray River in Yarrawonga, Victoria’s gourmet food and wine region, Rich Glen Estate has 36,000 olive trees of Nevadillo, Manzanillo, Frantoio, Kalamata and Lecino varieties.
734 Murray Valley Hwy, Yarrawonga, 3730 Victoria
Australia Ph: 03 5743 3776
Buffalo Beer Brewing makes beers of outstanding quality for discerning drinkers. Traditional techniques and the best ingredients are employed to handcraft special beers of lasting quality, integrity and heritage. They aim to maximise the enjoyment and appreciation of beers with vision and distinction. Located Boorhaman
Phone (03) 5726 9215
Fyffe Field Wines
Tempt the taste buds at Fyffe Field Wines daily 10 am – 5 pm. Free tastings of white, red and fortified wines. Enjoy the collection of ornamental pigs on display. 20 km from Cobram, midway between Cobram & Yarrawonga on the Murray Valley Highway, opposite Byramine Homestead.
Phone (03) 5748 4282
Winery established 1962 and is family owned and operated. Specialising in award winning red and white table wines, plus an extensive range of fortified ports and muscats. Open for wine tastings and sales 7 days. Barbecue and picnic facilities, Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. Located in Berry’s Road, Katunga, Victoria.
Phone (03) 5864 6452
Aintree Farm Almonds and Apiary
Come for a tour, coffee, lunch or buy from our extensive range, including sweet/savory almonds, nougats, dukkahs, honeys, etc. Many unique gifts and other local products. Best by appointment. Book your next function or spend a night at our cosy bed and breakfast. Situated 13 km from Strathmerton — turn right into Bearii from the Murray Valley Highway, first street on the right (Ferris Street) Follow to the end of the road. Look for the Aintree sign on the right.
Ph/fax: (03) 5868 2203