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Goulburn River and Region - Cities, Towns and Localities
• Lake Eildon
• Mooroopna
• Nagambie
• Seymour
• Shepparton
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• Goulburn Valley
Other towns, villages and localities in the Goulburn River include:
• Murchison
The Goulburn River is Victoria’s longest river, stretching some 654 km1. The river arises from the Victorian Alps and High Country near Woods Point, ending up in the Murray at Echuca. The river has a number of creeks and tributaries that also feed into the main river.

The river descends into the Eildon Dam that creates Lake Eildon,  Victoria’s largest inland lake, a major water storage for irrigation. From here, most of the irrigation water feeds north-west into Goulburn Weir and Waranga Basin.

Check out our range of Goulburn River accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Goulburn River Attractions

Being the Victoria’s longest river, there is plenty to see and do, including recreational aquatic activities, as well as the local land based attractions. Check out some of our listed localities for more information or contact the local tourism centre.
Goulburn River Fishing
• Victoria Department of Primary Industries
• The Goulburn River offers a range of fishing opportunities and challenges. The stretch of river between Eildon and Alexandra is a productive trout fishery and further downstream, the river around Shepparton offers exciting fishing for native species such as Murray cod and golden perch.
Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail
• Scheduled for completion late 2011, the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail is one of the longest rail trails in Australia. At 134 km long the completed Rail Trail will traverse the Mitchell, Murrundindi and Mansfield Shires, connecting towns and communities including Tallarook, Trawool, Kerrisdale, Homewood, Yea, Molesworth, Cathkin, Alexandra, Koriella, Kanumbra, Merton, Woodfield, Bonnie Doon, Maindample and Mansfield.
Lower Goulburn River National Park
• Parks Victoria
• The scenic river in this section is lined with River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) an important wildlife corridor that links the mountains of the Great Dividing Range to the Murray River. Situated between Shepparton and Echuca access to the parks major entrances along the southern side of the river is from the Echuca Mooroopna Roadd and the Murray Valley Highway. Access to the northern side of the river is from Barmah Shepparton Road, Murray Valley Highway and Stewart’s Road.

The Goulburn River forests and woodlands that adjoin this part of the river provide a popular place for camping, bushwalking, fishing, canoeing, and a number of other recreational activities.
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• Goulburn River Wineries
Mitchelton Wines
• Mitchellstown Rd, NAGAMBIE VIC 3608 • Ph: 035736 2221
• The river surrounds the vineyard on three sides, that help shape the environment and climate of the Mitchelton vineyard. Come and see for yourself. You can easily spot Mitchelton's famous tower from kilometres away, perched as it is above the Mitchelton Cellar Door and Art Gallery.
Tahbilk
• 254 O’Neils Rd, TABILK via NAGAMBIE VIC 3608 • Ph: 03 5794 2555
• One of Australia's most beautiful and historic wineries, Tahbilk is located in the Nagambie Lakes region of Central Victoria with a frontage of 11 kms to the Goulburn River and 8 kms of permanent backwaters & creeks. Check the website for Cellar Door opening time.

Tahbilk Wetlands Cafe
• 254 O’Neils Rd, TABILK via NAGAMBIE VIC 3608 • Ph: 03 5794 2555

Tahbilk Wetlands & Wildlife Reserve
• Take a stroll along the more than 4kms of dedicated pathways & boardwalks of the Reserve.
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Goulburn River Tours / Cruises

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Action Winery Tour
• SOMERTON VIC 3062 • Ph: 03 9308 8999 • Mobile: 0418 599 699 • Email
• Beautiful and scenic wineries of Victoria - winery tours to one of the winery regions: Goulburn Valley, Yarra Valley or Macedon Ranges. With each region having must visit wineries and scenic attractions, we can even tailor the winery tour to suit.
Goulburn River Cruises
• SOMERTON VIC 3062 • Ph: 03 9308 8897 • Mobile: 0418 599 699 • Email
• Enjoy one of the many cruise options on M.V. Major Mitchell, varying from 45 minutes to 3 hours. With full length windows either side on the lower deck and fully open on the top deck, passengers can take in the sights of the magnificent river and surrounds.
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Goulburn River Other Links

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Source:
1 Australian Government Geoscience Australia - Longest River / Longest River by State/Territory
 
 
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