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THE MURRAY - Inland Highway
The Murray region straddles the northern side of the Murray River between Albury and Tooleybuc in the south of the
state and forms much of the border between New South Wales and Victoria.
Until the mid 20th century the river was an important waterway link with paddle steamers and barges operating
between towns along both sides of the river supplying essential goods and taking produce from the rich farming land
which creates the river hinterland.
Several of these river towns still operate paddle steamer and riverboat cruises along the river and, on the Victorian side, there are
historic port villages at Echuca and Swan Hill.
The river was opened up by Captain Charles Sturt who navigated it from a point near Tocumwal
to its junction with the ocean in South Australia at Goolwa.
The principal towns in the region are Albury, one of Australia's larger provincial towns, Mulwala, Moama and Barooga which are
twinned with Victorian towns across the river, Deniliquin and Jerilderie, located away from the river, and Tocumwal, at the western end
of the region near Swan Hill in Victoria.
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GETTING THERE BY ROAD
The Murray Valley Highway in Victoria runs along the southern side of the river between Albury and Robinvale
with access bridges leading to the main river towns on the New South Wales side. There are large domestic airports at Albury
and Wagga Wagga and regular train and coach services operate along most highways in the region.