Established in the early 1860s, Tocumwal is a historic rural town on the banks of the Murray River where spectacular Australian nature meets farmer’s markets and fascinating museums. Sandy riverside beaches reveal an array of water sports, while surrounding national parks provide immersive camping and hiking experiences.
Things to do in Tocumwal
Uncover Tocumwal’s interesting war history at the Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum, home to photographs, artefacts and replica planes that showcase the town’s role as an important airbase during World War II. Check out old newspaper clippings, explore detailed maps and listen to stories told by those who lived during Tocumwal’s war days. Afterwards, duck over to Chrystie’s Museum and see the collection of vintage cars.
If you love to play golf, head over to Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club, which features a 36-hole championship golf course with challenging sand and water traps, as well as pristine fairways. For something less active, jump across the border into Victoria to relax in the riverside Tocumwal Regional Park. Here you can enjoy a picnic on the grass or cast a line out into the Murray River while the kids run wild on the playground.
Don’t forget to take advantage of the Murray River with a day of water skiing, swimming, kayaking or boating. Fish for the famed Murray cod or see a huge fibreglass replication at the iconic Big Murray Cod. You can also drive about 11 kilometres outside of Tocumwal to see The Blowhole, a sacred Indigenous site.
Time your visit with the monthly Tocumwal Foreshore Markets to hunt for hidden treasures and fresh local produce. The popular Tocumwal Fishing Classic, held on the Australia Day long weekend, also lures in keen anglers.
Getting around Tocumwal
Tocumwal is just over three hours’ drive from Melbourne and five hours’ drive from Canberra. You can walk around the centre of town, but will need a car to travel further afield.