There are those that visit Yarrawonga, in Victoria’s north, for speed. In the bright light of day boats, water skiers and jetskis buzz about, carving up the waters of Lake Mulwala. And why not? It seems the perfect place, with the lake right on the town’s door step, the Murray River over the weir and a fantastic climate (it’s not called Sun Country on the Muray for nothing).
But fear not, those looking for a little subdued R & R aren’t left out in the cold. Quieter water activities abound. A paddleboat cruise into the sunset on Lake Mulwala is enough to calm the busiest soul. Those with more energy to burn can paddle themselves down the famous Murray River, escorted by all manner of birdlife.
At the end of the day, throw in a line to take a chance on dinner. Murray cod or golden perch could quite possibly be on the menu. If you have my fishing luck, you might be better off at one of the local restaurants. There’s quite a choice ranging from the ubiquitous country Chinese takeaway, through to bistros and restaurants.
For those willing to do a little bit of scouting, or fortunate to be visiting on the weekend of the farmers’ market (the fourth Sunday of each month), a picnic of local produce could have you nibbling all day.
Be prepared, it could be hard to tear yourself away.