Murray River

Written by Nadine Zangerle on . Posted in Australia

So we followed the Murray River back towards Canberra. It is the third longest navigable river in the world, next to the Amazon and Nile. The total length is 2520 km and spans three states – Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

Crossing the river on the small free ferries was fun although we lost sometimes a bit of track in which state we are in. In Morgan we had a look around the small museum and about the big flood in 1957 which lasted 7 month.

On the way we found beautiful empty campgrounds along the Murray River – waking up with kangaroos and birds. After another 100 km dirt road we reached a very nice place to stay overnight. The Rufus River emerges into the Lake Victoria where all the dead eucalyptus trees sticking out of the water. This looked so surreal.

The scenery, the little towns and villages around the Murray River are really beautiful so we took our time. At Echuca we stayed longer since it had an interesting history but more about Echuca in a separate report.

Slowly we made our way towards the Snowy Mountain to meet Cynthia again in Cooma where she is working in a ski rental shop. The closer we got to the mountain ranges the colder the nights got. We really miss a nice warm room and a hot shower.