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N O s ’ t a h W Southern Riverina

T I S I V O T E R E H &W

Summer 2019-2020

NEW Our Region’s… • Street Art Map • Tracks & Trails • Summer Fun • Facilities Guide • Deniliquin • Blighty • Booroorban • Conargo • Mayrung • Pretty Pine • Wanganella • Barham • Mathoura • Moama • Moulamein • Murray Downs • Tooleybuc • Wakool • Bunnaloo • Goodnight • Koraleigh • Womboota • Finley • Berrigan • Tocumwal • Barooga • Jerilderie • Coleambally • Darlington Point • Lockhart • The Rock • Yerong Creek • Pleasant Hills • Milbrulong • Hay • Booligal • Maude • One Tree Village What’s On Summer 2019-2020 1

Whats On at Deni RSL... Friday Entertainment Main Lounge from 7.30pm


Wednesday, Thursday Friday & Sunday

Monday 1pm Wednesday 7pm Friday 11.30am

Member's Draw

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday

Courtesy Bus

From 6pm Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday. From 5pm Friday. From 5.30pm Sundays.

Saturday Sets

Books go on sale 30 minutes before eyes down

Beer Garden 6pm - 10pm Every Saturday

Half Book $2.50 Full Book $5.00

3 Course Buffet Members Prices $22 - Adults $12 - 12 and under Kids 3 and under eat FREE! Fridays & Saturdays during School Holidays in the Gallery Room from 6pm

Just for the kids! Brasserie The Little Diggers Club

LUNCH Monday to Sunday 12 – 2pm DINNER Monday to Sunday from 6pm.

Open 7 days a week from 11am weekdays and 10am on the weekend until 9pm. • Chalkboards • Xboxes • TVs and DVD players • Jungle Gym • Ball Pit

Come in and experience our amazing menu while you enjoy the comfort of a family friendly environment.

Children must be supervised at all times by a parent or legal guardian.


Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm - 9pm The area is a fully supervised crèche where children can be signed in and parents can use the other facilities the club has to offer.

RSL Playground Cnr Duncan, Junction & Poictier Sts

◆ Playground ◆ Toilets ◆ BBQ Areas ◆ Picnic Tables ◆ Liberty Wheelchair Swing


72 End Street Phone: (03) 5881 1455 Deniliquin NSW 2710 Fax: (03) 5881 4147 www.deniliquinrsl.com denirsl@denirsl.com

Open Mon - Fri 11am, Sat - Sun 10am IS GAMBLING A PROBLEM FOR YOU? G-line (NSW) Is a confidential, anonymous and free counselling Service. FREECALL 1800 633 635. Deniliquin RSL supports responsible service of alcohol.

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Calendar of


Friday, 6th December Tuesday, 28th January Peppin Heritage Centre, Deniliquin Read more on page 5

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING & GOLDEN BUNNY BONANZA DRAW Friday, 13th December Deniliquin Read more on page 5

EDWARD RIVER COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY & CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Sunday, 15th December Waring Gardens, Deniliquin Read more on page 13

FINCITY XMAS XTRAVAGANZA Saturday, 21st December Railway Park, Finley Read more on page 33


Saturday, 14th December Moulamein Racecourse


Friday, 3rd January Finley Showgrounds Read more on pages 34 and 35

SUMMER GOLF TOURNAMENT Saturday, 25th January Monday, 27th January Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club Read more on pages 38 and 39

LIFE MEMBERS SUMMER CLASSIC Saturday, 25th January Sunday, 26th January Deniliquin Golf Club


Sunday, 26th January

Read more on pages 10 and 11

AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS Sunday, 26th January Waring Gardens, Deniliquin


Saturday, 8th February Sunday, 9th February Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club Read more on pages 38 and 39



Thursday, 5th March, 12.30pm Hosted by Edward River Council Location to be confirmed


Friday, 6th March Sunday, 8th March Memorial Park, Memorial Dr Read more on pages 12 and 13

AUTUMN GOLF TOURNAMENT Monday, 16th March Friday, 20th March Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club Read more on pages 38 and 39

................................................. NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL

Hosted by Edward River Council, U3A and Intereach. Indoor Movie Screening 2.00pm, Friday, 14 February Intereach, Deniliquin

Friday, 14th February Sunday, 16th February

Outdoor Tai Chi & Meditation Class 9.30am, Friday, 21 February Waring Gardens, Deniliquin


Afternoon Concert 2.00pm, Sunday, 23 February South West Music, Deniliquin

Read more on pages 6 and 7

Saturday, 22nd February Finley Showgrounds

Read more on pages 36 and 37


Friday, 17th January Sunday, 19th January Deniliquin Boat Club Read more on pages 8 and 9

Puthekaty larnangurruk telkuk - min Welcome to our Country and have a good time For tens of thousands of years Aboriginal people have called this area home

Want to advertise your upcoming event or business in the next edition? Contact Kylie Davis, phone (03) 5881 2322 or email kylie.davis@denipt.com.au or Sarah Bain, phone (03) 5883 1033 or email sarah.bain@southernriverinanews.com.au What’s On Summer 2019-2020 3

Discover your own backyard When’s the last time you strolled by the Edward River with a coffee inhand on a leisurely Saturday morning? Or explored the Murray Valley Regional Park? Now’s the time to get out and explore your own backyard. Here’s our top three picks for Summer:

Spend a day in Murray Valley Regional Park Hit up the regional park for a dip in the Edward River from Willoughby’s Beach, a spot of bird watching or a spin on the mountain bike trails.

Snap a picture of ‘Reutilise’ Swing by George Street to check out Deni’s latest Ute. The new “Reutilise” sculpture was created by local artist Stuart Taylor and is made from recycled metal objects.

Tire the kids at Scott’s Park Sit back and relax while the kids explore Scott’s Park. Featuring a flying fox, climbing net and wall, sand digger, rocket ride and BMX pump track! As a bonus you’re right next to the pool and brand-new splash park, and the water tower mural.

Looking for more Deni inspo? Head to visitdeni.com.au 4 What's On Summer 2019-2020

@visitdeni #visitdeni

Splash and Play The favourite summer pastime of running under the sprinkler has been elevated with the creation of a number of splash parks across the Southern RiverinA region. Each splash park is fun and interactive, and water features differ slightly from site to site.



Located on Deniliquin St, Tocumwal, the

Located within the Deniliquin Swim Centre in Poictiers St, Deniliquin, this splash park features sunflower showers, water guns and a dump bucket. There’s also toddler friendly elements including a leaf race and bucket filler. The splash park offers sun protection for its users with two shade sails sheltering the equipment. Within the cost of entry to the swim centre, you also have access to three pools.

splash park takes its inspiration from


Tocumwal’s aviation history particularly

Located on Golf Course Rd, the water play area is part of the Barooga Adventure Playground development. It features a large water ring, slippery dip with a water feature on the top and vertical water guns, all built with a small rock climbing wall as the centre feature.

during World War II. The design includes a custom made airplane-shaped dump bucket, duelling water cannons, ground sprays, two propeller showers, in-ground LED lighting, shade sails and rock carved steps around the creek feature.

Tourist Info and a Local Museum The Peppin Heritage Centre, which

28. Visitors will see a collection of artwork using a selection of mediums, framed, canvas, paper, cards, and sculpture. For more details on future exhibitions, go to www.facebook.com/ peppinheritagecentredeniliquin.

incorporates the Visitor Information Centre, is an ideal starting point when you arrive in Deniliquin. You’ll find a host of information about the town, its activities and attractions, as well as other towns within day-trip distance. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in one of the many brochures or the Deniliquin Visitors Guide, the friendly volunteers can point you in the right direction.

and national artists to showcase their works. Art


The centre houses a local history


annual Christmas exhibition



will be

museum and exhibition space, which is

on display in the Peppin Heritage

utilised all year round by local, regional

Centre from December 6 to January

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The Peppin Heritage Centre is ideally situated on the banks of the Edward River on the corner of George and Napier Streets, and is the central point to access the popular Beach to Beach river walk. The centre is open daily between 9am and 4pm and has access to The Crossing Cafe. Admission to the heritage centre is $3. For more information, call toll free on 1800 650 712.

Phone 5881 1789

45 Hardinge Street, Deniliquin

Find our menu at thatpizza.com.au

Here On Holidays?

Open 5pm Daily - Delivery available

We are your one stop shop for GME Radios, ARB, Recovery Gear, Engel Fridges and Accessories, Century Batteries.

396 Cressy Street, Deniliquin



OVER 0 $80,00 s in prizes and giveaway



prize $10,000 pool

Early Bird Entries Close 10th February 2020, 6PM Enter online www.deniďŹ shingclassic.com.au For more information call Functions office on 03 5881 1455. 6 What's On Summer 2019-2020

Deniliquin Fishing Classic’s

BIGGER PRIZE POOL One of Deniliquin’s premier annual events — the Deniliquin RSL Iron Jack Fishing Classic — celebrates its 23rd year in 2020. To mark the milestone, organisers are offering a massive prize pool valued at almosT $90,000, and an additional $25,000 if you land the specially tagged cod during the weekend. The prize pool includes a chance to land one of four boat and motor packages, this year supplied by Deniliquin Yamaha and worth an additional $10,000 combined. The Fishing Classic will be held from Friday, February 14 to Sunday, February 16, 2020. Anglers will have access to 45km of Deniliquin’s picturesque Edward River in which to land their prize catches. You can choose whichever vantage point best suits you within the marshalled fishing zone — whether you fish from the bank, a boat or in the kayak section.

the RSL Sports Complex) and utilise the park for the children’s events,” RSL Fishing Club president and RSL Club CEO David Hart said. “We will use the main car park area too, which is where we will take registrations and hold the presentations on the Saturday and Sunday. “The bowling greens and the roads will be fenced off, and we anticipate using the tennis court area for the casting competitions which will increase safety for patrons.

All off-water activities of the Deniliquin Fishing Classic will be based at the Deniliquin RSL Club this year, which is the base for the organising Deniliquin RSL Fishing Club committee.

“The idea is to have all activities hosted at the club — instead of some at the club and others at Edward River Oval. We estimate that by doing this, the space actually available for activities will be more than what we had at the oval after fencing was installed.”

“We will close off Duncan St (between the club and

The famed Prize-a-Rama on the Friday night will still be

held inside the club, with the Saturday family fun night and Sunday afternoon presentations to be held outdoors. There will be a range of stalls and the usual Classic bar outside for patrons. Adult tickets have increased by $5 per adult this year, to $50. Junior entry prices remain $20. Early bird registration forms are

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available from the Deniliquin RSL Club or online at www. denifishingclassic.com.au , and close February 10, 2020. Tickets for the boat raffle are on sale at the Deniliquin RSL Club, Deniliquin Central Cellarbrations or online. Packages which include fishing shirts, raffle ticket and other merchandise are available for an extra cost.

Friday nights from 5pm All abilities welcome - $5 per ski

Booking required via the Deni Boat Club Ski School Smartphone App

Wednesday night from 5pm Advanced skiers only - $5 per ski No booking required


Friday nights from 5pm Come out for a drink.

Members and non-members welcome.

17-19 January 2020

t with Hang ou orld 8-time W rding a o b e k Wa n io champ lifford Harley C

FRIDAY • Wakeboard Sessions with MasterCraft Pro Athletes SATURDAY • Wakeboard Victoria Championships Round 4 • Live Entertainment SUNDAY • Demo Day

Riverview Drive, Deniliquin

Become a Member today contact deniboatclub@gmail.com

The best meals in town‌ GLOBE 

• Delicious meals 7 days a week • Famous $9 steak and mash • Ice cold beer • Dine indoors in our air conditioned restaurant or relax outside in our beer garden opposite McFaull Park this summer • TAB facilities • Pool table

200-204 Cressy St, Deniliquin, opposite Post OfďŹ ce. Phone (03) 5881 2030. 8 What's On Summer 2019-2020

Wake Action on the Edward

Some of THE country’s best wakeboarders will put on a showcase of talent in Deniliquin this January, with round four of the Wakeboard Victoria CHAMPIONSHIPS to be hosted at Deniliquin Boat Club. One of the newest and most popular locations on the competition circuit, the event is known to attract a capacity number of entrants who flip, roll and ollie in front of an enthusiastic river-side audience.

competition may span over two or three days.

The event is free for spectators, who will delight in the facilities available at the boat club located in Deniliquin’s Riverview Estate.

The competition will attract riders of all levels from rookies who complete single wake jumps, slides 180s and finish with a wildcard trick, and right up to advanced riders who can perform an unlimited number of inverts and spins up to 540 in their heats.

You from the span

can watch the action the clubhouse deck or elevated lawns which out in front of it.

If you want to get a little closer, take a stroll down the boat ramp to the beach-side seating area, or feel free to watch the action waist deep in the Edward River where you can truly experience the wake of the competitors. The action is scheduled for Saturday, January 18, but organisers say with so much interest in the venue the

As an ability based format, the competition groups riders based on what tricks they can perform rather than how old they are.

In the shred section for over 18s only, all tricks from the straight air, inverter and advanced divisions are allowed. The Deniliquin Boat Club was established in 1946 for the enjoyment, encouragement and education of waterskiing and water sports. During summer the club hosts a weekly ski school, and

facilities available to members and guests include the beach ski area, camping facilities, men’s and women’s showers and toilets and a pool.

through the summer season

The clubhouse boasts a bar and function room which is open each Friday night

about Deniliquin Boat Club

and is available for private hire. For






Julia Druitt on 0408 079 903.

ReGULAR Markets & ACTIVITIES Deniliquin Lions Community Town Market, Waring Gardens, 4th Saturday of month. December 28, January 25, February 22. Naponda Farmers Market, Waring Gardens, Deniliquin, 2nd Saturday of the month. December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14. Tocumwal Foreshore Market, December 28, January 4, January 25, March 7. Finley Market, Cnr Pinnuck & Denison Sts, December 7, December 21, January 19, February 16. Echuca Moama Market, Moama Kerrabee Sound Shell Gardens, December 8, December 29, January 5, January 19, January 26-27, February 16, March 8. Deniliquin Miniature Railway Rides, 1st Sunday of the month.

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January 26, 2020 at Deniliquin

Willoughby’s beach Finishing at McLean Beach. Cellarbrations supports the responsible service and consumption of alcohol. Retail quantities only. No trade supplied. Prices include GST where applicable. Tobacco & Alcohol not sold to under 18’s. 12:30 for a 1pm start • 2 lane drive thru bottle shop TRADING HOURS: Beach Monday - Thursday • Extensive wine selection for the Games 9am - 8pm most discerning wine drinker • Friday and Saturday Sausage • A fresh selection of cheeses 9am - 9pm Sizzle and accompaniments available Sunday 10am - 7pm • in the wine room $2 entry per Best service • Customer friendly coolroom person with icy cold drinks and prices in • • Huge range! If we don’t town! Alcohol free have it, we’ll get it in! event • Cool Room available for hire 1 Napier St, Deniliquin (next to Central IGA). Ph: (03) 5881 7134 Specials only available at Cellarbrations at Deniliquin.

We help you celebrate in style, locally!

Cnr Napier & Charlotte Street (Next to Central IGA) Departing from Ph: (03) 5881 7134

Central Cellarbrations supports the responsible service and consumption of alcohol.

Situated in the heart of town Corner of George and Napier St

Be spoilt for choice, with our large range of homemade gifts, baked treats and much more…

Monday-Friday 5am to 4:30pm, Saturdays 6am to 1.30pm

Fresh Bread and Pastries Baked Daily George St, Deniliquin. Ph: (03) 5881 2344. Fax (03) 5881 4570.

DENI’S FRESH FOOD SPECIALIST George St, Deniliquin. Ph: (03) 5881 2344. Fax (03) 5881 4570.


DENI’S BIG FLOAT A popular summer pastime in Deniliquin is ‘floating’ the Edward River. Young and old alike grab their flotation devices, enter the river at Willoughby’s beach in Deniliquin and float downstream to McLean Beach or another predetermined destination. This popular activity has inspired a new annual fundraising event in Deniliquin, with the second Big Deni Float to be held on Australia Day, Sunday, January 26, 2020. Event co-organiser Telysa Towler said all proceeds from the fun event will be donated to support the Deniliquin Volunteer Rescue Association. “VRA is community focused and always willing to help our community in times of need, so this is our turn to help them continue helping us,” she said. “So, the Big Deni Float has become a classic Aussie event where we go floating down the river and have a great afternoon on the beach, participating in activities and having a snag or two. “We encourage everyone to get involved, because we are supporting a great cause, and supporting fun for all ages this Australia Day.”

The Big Deni Float will start at Willoughby’s Beach in the Deniliquin Regional Park from 1pm, with participants asked to assemble by 12.30pm. Floating groups will depart every five minutes and on arrival at McLean Beach, there will be a variety of fun events. “We will host beach games, a thong throwing competition, yabbie races, sand castle building and sack races which are all $1 per entry,” Ms Towler said. “There will also be a sausage sizzle and refreshments, as well as our new pie eating competition and a giant bubble ball area which is expected to produce a few laughs.” Participants can float on any device they choose, with prizes for the most creative. All Children under 13 must wear a lifejacket and be accompanied by an adult.

“We will have prizes for the best dressed float, best girls and boy floats, best adult men and women floats, best ‘Straya float and a few more great new and returning categories. “We will also have a raft building section after some of the great creations we saw in 2019.” Entry for the float is just $2 per person, payable on the day. There are a limited number of $10 entry packs that include a stubby holder, your entry and a key ring. Bus travel will be available back to Willoughby’s beach at the conclusion of the activities. The Big Deni Float is an alcohol free event. For more information follow our facebook page, email bigdenifloat2710@ gmail.com or phone Telysa 0421 665 511 or John 0408 136 453.

Southern Riverina What’s On magazine supports local business and our product is proudly printed locally. What’s On Summer 2019-2020 11

Stop and cool down this Summer with lunch and

a cold drink at one of our many eateries and browse through our interesting little retail shops… you never know what you will find.

Deniliquin Business Chamber

The Business Chamber offers support, advice and advocacy all year-round to all types of businesses from large organisations to oneperson operations. There is something for everyone in the business chamber.

For more information visit Chamber’s website deniliquinchamber.com.au

Deniliquin Lions Community Town Market

• Baby linens and gifts • Homewares • Throws, quilts, bed and table linens • Large range of vintage wares and linens 25 Napier Street, Deniliquin. Phone 0406 313 265.





March 6 - Sunday, March 8

FRIDAY - OPEN 3.30PM • Pavilion • Sideshow Alley • Trade Tent • Riverina Quick Pro Shear • Wife Carrying • Roy Malloy • Children’s Entertainment • Live Band - The Northwesters • The Outback SATURDAY - OPEN 9AM • Pavilion • Sideshow Alley • Shearing & Wool Handling Competition • Meat & Dual-Purpose Sheep • Prime Lamb Competition • Beef & Dairy Cattle • Horse Events • Roy Malloy • The Outback Show • Giant Pumpkin • Poultry • Yard Dog Trials • Tiny Tot/Junior Show Boy/Girl • Dog Show & Dog Jump • Blade Shearing Competition • Live Band - The Northwesters Car, Machinery & Motorbike Display • Collectors Club • Reptile & Wildlife Display • Petting Parade • Draft Horse Carriage Rides • Axeman’s Association Demo • Carp Throwing Competition • Fireworks SUNDAY - OPEN 9AM • Horse Events • Sideshow Alley Admission: Adults $15 for one day or $20 for the 3 days. Children 5-16yrs $2/day. Children under 5 free. Family package $30 for both days (2 adults + 2 children)

is held on the 4th Saturday of each month in the beautiful Waring Gardens in the centre of town from 8am.

“Lions Club Deniliquin supporting your community”

A large range of stalls with something for everyone


Australian Hotel Association NSW

Best Steak

Peppered Eye Fillet Medallions

Congratulations Chef Mandi Douglas and staff on their selection as a finalist in the Best Steak category.

Book your dining experience with us Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 12pm - 2pm Dinner: 7 days 6pm - 9pm


• Sunday 4pm • Monday 4pm • Tuesday 11am • Wednesday 11am

• Thursday 11am • Friday 11am • Saturday 11am

99 End Street, Deniliquin. Call (03) 5881 1011.

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Deni celebrates

CHRISTMAS It’s Show Time! Deniliquin’s annual show is a traditional family-friendly country affair. With the show including livestock judging, rides, competitions and games, it’s a fun event intended for all ages and individuals to enjoy.

generates great interest, attracting competitors from all over the country and the sheep dog trials are also well contested each year.

The Deniliquin Show is proudly run by the Deniliquin Pastoral & Agricultural Society on the first weekend in March each year.

There will also be many kids’ games around the grounds and in Sideshow Alley, where there will be a range of rides to delight teens and adults too.

In 2020, it will be Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at Deniliquin’s Memorial Park. Equestrian events will be part of the action, and will continue at Memorial Park on Sunday, March 8. Each year, the pavilion is filled with local and district handcrafts, photography and cookery and displays of sculptures from local schools using materials from yesteryear and is a must see for fellow art enthusiasts. The show also features static displays of machinery and vintage and veteran cars. The Riverina Shearing Championships in particular

The Tiny Tots and Junior judging is also a great family drawcard, as is the pet parade. Adult tickets are $15 for a day or $20 for two days, while children aged from 5 to 16 gain entry for $2 each day and children under the age of 5 are free. A family ticket, for two adults and two children, is $30 and gets you entry on both days. The stunning fireworks display will take place after dark and will close the show, and tickets for special entry after 6pm on Saturday night are $5 per person.

VISITORS ARE INVITED TO A great evening of Christmas festivities in the heart of Deniliquin, in the Waring Gardens, on Sunday, December 15.

The fun starts with the Edward River Community Christmas Party, and will be followed immediately by the town’s famous Carols by Candlelight event. The Christmas party will begin at 4pm, with a range of free activities for the children. There will be the Chair-o-plane ride and a Disney Cars themed jumping castle and slide. On the success of last year, the make your own Christmas bauble craft station will again be available, and of course Santa will be handing out lollies. When he’s not roaming the gardens and speaking with the local children, Santa will be posing for family photos. Sittings are free, and will be in the rotunda in the centre of the gardens. And lollies will not be the only indulgence on the day, with a range of food trucks to choose from. Deniliquin’s Carols by Candlelight is a veritable smorgasbord of local talent each year. Organised by Deniliquin Rotary and sponsored by SunRice, the popular community event will begin from 7pm. Enjoy some great traditional Christmas music from Edward River Concert Band, Sophie Butcher, Deniliquin band Ruby Saltbush, Deniliquin Sing Australia Choir, and the Con Spirito choir. It’s always a great family night, so bring along a camp chair or blanket and enjoy a great night in our beautiful park. The concert is free to attend, and candles and glow products will be available for purchase. Catering options will also be made available to those wishing to stay on in the park following the close of the Edward River Community Christmas Party. At the end of the Carols by Candlelight concert, an impressive fireworks display will shoot up above the Waring Gardens to finish the night.

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Looking for something for the kids to do that won’t break the budget? Travelling around the region and need a break? We have all the Southern Riverina’s playgrounds listed below. Check out our comprehensive facilities guide on pages 42-43.

OPEN 6 DAYS FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND AFTERNOON TEA 8am-4pm weekdays, 9am-2pm Saturdays Famous for our gourmet milkshakes, coffee and gourmet burgers. Plus much more to choose from…

337 Cressy St, Deniliquin. Ph 03 5881 7897.


• Barham Lakes, East Barham Rd • Noorong St Reserve, Riverside Crt • Riverside Park, Murray St


• Barooga Adventure Playground, Golf Course Rd • Barooga Botanical Gardens, Nangunia St


• Apex Park, 36-38 Chanter St • Hayes Park, Riverina Hwy


• Booligal Sports Ground Reserve, Adelaide & Hay Sts


• John McInnes Square, Brolga Pl • Lions Park, Kingfisher Ave


• Bills Park, ConargoDeniliquin Rd


Free Local Delivery

• Waring Gardens, Cressy St • Scotts Park (The Rocket Park), Russell St • RSL Club Park, Duncan St • McFaull Park, Civic Pl • Memorial Park, Memorial Dr • R J Edward Park, Victoria St


• Diggers Park, Cnr Dawe Avenue & Donaldson St • Railway Park, Finley • Finley Showgrounds, Newell Hwy • Memorial Park, Berrigan Rd • Mary Lawson Way Side Rest, Newell Hwy • Skate Park & Canoe Tree, Denison St


359 Cressy St, Deniliquin

Phone 03 5881 2099

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 9AM www.riverinacellars.com.au

• Hay Park, Moppett St • Lions Park, Lachlan St


• 63 Jerilderie St


• Green St Water Tower, 67 Green St • Walter Day Park, Urana St • Galore Hill Scenic Reserve


• Mayrung Hall, Mayrung Rd

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• Visitor & Business Centre, Cobb Hwy, • Skate Park, Corner of Morris & Mathoura Sts • Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Livingstone St • Memorial Park, Lawrence St • Harry McCormick Reserve, Moama St • Mathoura Recreation Reserve, Morris St • Picnic Point Reserve, Picnic Point Rd


• Moama Adventure Playground, Perricoota Rd • Apex Park, Cnr Blair & Francis Sts • Brian Sharp Reserve, Kildare Ave • Kerabee Soundshell, Blair St • Cnr of Cobb Hwy & Meninya St • Lions Park, Meninya St


• Howard Park, Morago St • Moulamein South Recreation Reserve, Moulamein Rd


• Murray Downs Playground, Murray Downs Dr


• Pleasant Hills Park, Ryan St


• Coronation Park, Urana St


• Foreshore Park, Deniliquin Rd & Anzac Avenue • Library Park, 57-67 Deniliquin Rd


• Mensforth Park, Murray St • Recreation Reserve, Lockhart Rd


• Wakool Playground Park, LaPerouse St


• Wanganella Park, Cobb Hwy


• Womboota Hall, Moira St


• Stan Galvin Park, Plunkett St • Yerong Creek Camping Area, Plunkett St

Step back in time

1950s nostalgia Red Rose Diner in Deniliquin is more than just a great spot to grab a meal. It presents a full dining experience, with a nostalgic 1950s setting. Open between 8am and 4pm weekdays and 9am to 2pm Saturdays, the diner offers up a scrumptious traditional breakfast, a filling lunch and some tasty morning and afternoon tea treats. Menu items include eggs and bacon or waffles for breakfast, and melts, rolls and burgers for lunch.

If you’re after a treat, the range of regular and gourmet milkshakes is a great choice. Popular gourmet flavours include the Malteaser, Candyland, Salted Caramel, Minted Oreo, Bananarama, Ferrero Rocher, Rockyroad or Mars Attack milkshakes. For those needing a caffeine fix, there is barista made coffee.

As eye catching as the menu is, it’s the diner’s decor that will initially draw your attention. After the warm greeting from the staff, the first thing you will see after walking in the door is the Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, old school number plates and nostalgic 1950s advertising signs. The furniture is red

with white racing stripes and includes some old-school booths. A highlight is the counter which features the front of a Chevrolet car, adding to that diner aesthetic. Red Rose Diner is located at 337 Cressy Street, Deniliquin. The diner also has a food van and can be seen at various local events.

COMMUNITY MARKET IN THE GARDENS The Lions Community Town Market is the perfect place to do a bit of shopping this summer with an assortment of stalls, live entertainment and fresh foods, all located in the centre of Deniliquin. The market is traditionally held the fourth Saturday of each month in the Deniliquin Waring Gardens from 8am until around 1pm.

Have someone else cook your breakfast and enjoy barbecue delights like egg and bacon rolls, sausages, steak burgers and hotdogs. Quite often you will also find mini Dutch pancakes, icecream, waffles and donuts to please your sweet tooth, as well as barista made coffee for a caffeine fix. Stalls offer clothes, fresh foods, plants, jewellery, games, ornaments and more.

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It makes for a lovely morning walk in a family friendly environment where locals are sure to help. The garden is home to a playground, lagoon, public barbecue and toilets all right across from the main shopping strip. Upcoming market dates: Saturday, December 28, Saturday, January 25, Saturday, February 22.

Explore our region this summer


It’s no secret that the Riverina is known for its beautiful, vast horizons dotted with cattle, sheep and cropping. But it also is home to some of the most fun and entertaining summer activities you could ever dream of. Many of them free or at a low cost. Edward River Council This region is made up of several towns — Deniliquin, Blighty, Conargo, Booroorban, Mayrung, Pretty Pine and Wanganella — all within driving range to a summer fun activity. Summer will offer a spot on trip for anything water related. Starting in Deniliquin, boat, beach and fishing enthusiasts can stop off at McLean Beach where you’ll find plenty to enjoy, including a boat ramp for those eager

to jet around the Edward River. Just around the corner is Scotts Park. Along with a playground for the adventurous and high energetic children, the town’s pool lies within walking distance as well as the new splash park. If you were looking to escape the high octane water scene then Deniliquin offers a scenic walk through Waring Gardens, numerous hiking trails as well as public art

22.8 metre-high water tower located at Scotts Park and the Reutilise sculpture situated next to the Peppin Heritage Centre on George St. In the outlying villages, you will find the Wanganella General Store which has been known for its Friday nights, often filled with music and laughter. The store also backs on to one of the longest creeks in Australia, the Billabong Creek. Continuing on your scenic drive, stop-off and let the kids run free at the Pretty Pine Recreation Grounds. You will find a children’s playground, alongside the football oval and cricket pitch. Booroorban is a short drive from Deniliquin and is worth a short stop. Booroorban houses the only commercial building which pays homage to the Headless Horseman legend. For more information on what you can do, go to visitdeni.com.au.

Deniliquin Golf Club is on the edge of Murray Valley Regional Park, but just a stone’s throw from the centre of town. With 18 carefully manicured fairways meandering around the waterways and forests it is one of Australia’s most natural and beautiful golf settings.

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Murray River Council Beautifully framed by waterways and native bushland, the River Country is home to a vibrant mix of riverside communities where relaxed country living and modern-day indulgence collide. The Murray River Council region is just a 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne, and set along the picturesque Murray River. It offers the perfect blend of activity and tranquility, with breathtaking river panoramas and forest playgrounds just yearning to be explored. Centred on the thriving border centres of Echuca Moama and Barham Koondrook this is just the place to kick back and enjoy a relaxing summer. Step off the beaten track and unearth an exhilarating world of award-winning wineries, restaurants, coffee shops, golf courses, artisan stores, clubs, touring routes, cycling trails, walking tracks and home-grown festivals.

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The smaller towns of Mathoura and Wakool are the perfect launch pad for exploring the natural landscapes, and are also vital community centres that celebrate the area’s pastoral history and presentday agricultural industries. Discover a more relaxed rhythm of life with morning bushwalks, river swims, afternoon cruising, evening sunsets and campfires. This region is home to the Murray Valley National and Regional Parks, Yanga National Park, Campbell’s Island State Forest and G u n b o w e r– Ko o n d r o o k– Perricoota Forest. For more information on what you can do, go to w w w.vi sit th e m u r ray. co m . a u /p l a ce s-to - g o/ce n tr a l / rivercountry.

Berrigan Shire At the heart of a drought stricken region stands a flourishing and lively area made up of four towns — Berrigan, Finley, Tocumwal and Barooga. All are located

on or a short drive from the famous Murray River and offer a chance for all your water fun this summer. Barooga is a great spot for letting the children run wild at the adventure playground before cooling off in a fun spot at the town’s splash park. Along the Murray River you’ll come across one of the region’s most popular tourist towns of Tocumwal. The Foreshore hugs the Murray River and it’s home to the famed ‘Big Cod’ and a newly installed splash park on Deniliquin Rd. It’s also the ideal spot to slide the boat onto the water and fish for the famous Murray Cod. If you have a love for history then Finley has you covered with the Closes and Heritage museums located all within walking distance to the town’s beautiful Memorial Park. For your Christmas shopping Berrigan boasts many popular and quirky antique and specialty shops.

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Hay Shire

This council area offers some of Australia’s most famous and rich heritage, as home to Jerilderie, Coleambally and Darlington Point.

There is so much do see and do in Hay Shire, which is surrounded by the small villages of Booligal, Maude and One Tree Village.

Located on the Newell Highway, Jerilderie is the main inland route linking Melbourne and Brisbane. It was host to one of the nation’s most famous outlaws, Ned Kelly, and one of Australia’s most famous war heroes Sir General Monash resided in the early years.

On hot summer days, Hay operates a free Olympic size swimming pool open seven days a week from noon. Call in at the Outback Info Centre in Moppett St for free bike hire, to ride around the town and explore the five museums. Make sure to also stop in at the Chris McClellend Art Gallery in Lachlan St.

The relaxing town of Darlington Point boasts access to 15 different sandy beaches where you can be certain to have hours of fun. Perfect for a rest stop, the town of Coleambally offers beautiful gardens and streets named after local birds, located among a tree landscape, it offers numerous walking tracks through natural bushland where you can see kangaroos feeding and a wide variety of Australian birds.

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Maude is just 50km west of Hay on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. You can fish, relax and enjoy the Meandering Maude walking trail where you can discover the areas rich history. One Tree Hotel is located 36km to the north of Hay on the Cobb Highway. The historic One Tree Hotel was the Cobb and Co staging post, and iconic building that stands alone on the vast plain. This spot offers a wonderful

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photograph opportunity to capture the essence of the Hay Plains. To the north of Hay, just 79km away, is Booligal. It is located on the Lachlan River and was made famous by the Banjo Patterson poem ‘Hay and Hell and Booligal’, and the perfect place for camping and fishing at the end of a long drive. For more information on what you can do, go to www.visithay.com.au.

Lockhart Shire A visit to beautiful Lockhart Shire is always a pleasure. Everywhere you go there is something to discover in this charming heritage town with distinctive characters, quaint shops, the great outdoors, colourful events and a warm welcome.

Walk in the heart of nature on a hike at The Rock and Galore Hill, home to bushranger Dan Morgan’s Caves or take a cycle through rolling hills in the shire’s south east corner. Take the time to discover heritage experiences and lose yourself in the natural beauty of Lockhart Shire, where you are likely to see koalas and kangaroos, stunning sunsets and endless, star studded nights. Classified by the National Trust, Lockhart exhibits a fine example of typical turn of the century architecture. Stroll along the Lockhart Sculpture and Heritage Trail which includes Green’s Gunyah Museum, the Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery and fabulous farm art sculptures. On hot summer days, the new accessible to all swimming


pools at Lockhart and The Rock are the perfect place to cool down with friends and family. Lush green lawns, playground equipment and the good old Aussie barbecue are all part of the pool complexes. Lockhart has a fantastic little caravan park on the banks of Brookong Lagoon, right in the heart of the town and easy walking to all the shops and facilities. There’s plenty of space for kids to enjoy both here and at the free camping area at The Rock Recreation Ground. The railway town of The Rock is the eastern gateway to the Lockhart Shire. An easy drive along Olympic Highway, 25km south of Wagga Wagga and 96km north of Albury, the character of the town is derived from its wide park-


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like main thoroughfare and the visual domination of The Rock Hill that lies immediately south of the town. In the main street (Urana St) silky oak trees planted in 1920 following World War I, create an Avenue of Honour, one for each soldier in the district who served his country. In later years when the silky oaks required replacing, hardier kurrajong trees were planted. Today, the kurrajongs provide a magnificent canopy of shade. Enjoy lunch in one of the eateries, picnic in the pretty park or take a wander through the quaint old shops before taking a drive around to see the cluster of beautiful little churches, each with their own appealing character. For more information on what you can do, go to www. visitlockhartshire.com.au.


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Deniliquin has a new attraction enticing locals and visitors alike to make a stop in George St — the ‘Reutilise’ sculpture. Made from recycled metals by Deniliquin artist Stuart Taylor, the amazing sculpture replaces the mosaic TransmUTE which has been on display adjacent the Visitor Information Centre for 10 years. TransmUTE is now headed for the new ute museum at the Deni Ute Muster site, which is expected to be completed in late 2020. The life-size Holden ute replica in its place was commissioned under a joint project between Edward River Council and The Long Paddock. It is Mr Taylor’s largest piece of work, and highlights his signature style of repurposed scrap metal. “The sculpture took about three months to build and I also made a smaller model which is on display at the Peppin Heritage Centre,” Mr Taylor said.

people are happy that the old mosaic Ute has been replaced by something similar.” The new sculpture is one of 11 which span the Long Paddock Touring Route representing communities and their histories.

history. Mr Leahy also created ‘Cut’ — a nod to the local timber industry — which can be found at the Davidson Street Rest Area in north Deniliquin.

“I have used lots of old tools such as spanners, hammers and bolt cutters, plus rabbit traps, mower parts and broken wrought iron decoration from old houses.

The Long Paddock sculptures are fast becoming an iconic stop on the Australian tourism bucket list. They present not only a great photo opportunity, but reflect the heart and soul of these small rural communities.

Other sculptures you can enjoy along the route are listed below. There are also interpretive panels located at significant sites along the Cobb Highway. They are a wonderful mixture of truths, tales and images, the signs telling you when the next sign is coming up.

“It was a huge challenge both physically and creatively, and I have learnt a lot that I can apply to future works, but I think

Also in Deniliquin, in the same grassed area as ‘Reutilise’, is ‘Shod’ by Jonathan Leahy. It celebrates the region’s pastoral

For more information about the Long Paddock Touring Route, go to www.thelongpaddock.com.au.

“It is made from recycled scrap metal gathered from farms around the local area.

Mathoura ‘The Drover and Horse’ by Corey Thomas and ‘The Timber Cutters’ by Geoff Hocking, both located adjacent the Mathoura Business & Visitor Information Centre.

Moama ’The Barges’ by Geoff Hocking, near the Kerrabee Sound Shell off the Cobb Highway.

Pretty Pine ‘Smoko’ by Geoff Hocking, outside the Pretty Pine Hotel.

Wanganella/BoorooRbaN ‘The Headless Horseman’ by Geoff Hocking, beside the Cobb Highway at The Black Swamp.

Hay ‘Langs Crossing’, ‘Cobbs Wheels’ and ‘Murrumbidgee Landscapes’, all by John Wheeler, in the area known as Bushy Bend, on the north eastern side of the Murrumbidgee River.

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Southern Riverina Street Art Map FINLEY • Merino Ram Mural, Tuppal Hotel

• Mural, Finley Lakeside Caravan Park

• Laneway between Con Carr and Pharmacy




• Redgum Statue Walk

• Mosaic Wine Glass Water

• Lockhart Water Tower Mural

statues by Kevin Guilders and Angela Polglaze


- Waterfall, native flora and fauna by Scott Nagy and Janne Birkner (Krimsone), Green St

• Brolga sculpture - town sign

• The Big Kangaroo and The

Big Emu by Stephen Coburn

Hay • Library Mosaics • Mosaics at Post Office • Foodworks Mural • Chris McClelland Gallery • Bidgee Riverside Trail Sculptures

Barooga • Barooga Botanical Gardens


- Wood Carved sculpture of Indigenous Animals by Mark Rosenbrock

• Deniliquin Water Tower by

• Barooga Botanical Gardens-

• ‘Reutilise’ by Stuart Taylor,

Mosaic poles by Kerrie Murrell

Cam Scales, cnr Whitelock and Russell Sts George St

• Long Paddock Sculptures

- ‘Langs Crossing’, ‘Murrumbidgee Landscapes’ and ‘Cobbs Wheels’ by John Wooller

• Warakirri Murals – Hay Bridge Pylons

• Ute Muster gates, Conargo

• ‘The 9 Martyrs’ by John Wood, Urana St

• ‘Going to the Dance’ by

Stuart Spragg, Urana St

• ‘My Waratah’ by Raeleen Pfeiffer, Urana St

• ‘Good Old Days’ by Keith Simpson, Urana St

• Lockhart Love Locks, Brookong Lagoon

• ‘Rusty Cockatoo’ by Sean

• ‘Inland Pelicans’ by Bob Teasdale, Green St

• ‘Peace’ by Colin Wiese, Green St

• Ute on the Pole, Charlotte St

• ‘Click Goes The Shears’

by Stuart Spragg, Greens Gunyah Museum, Urana St

• Fish and Eagle, Davidson St • Stuart Taylor, Metal

Sculpture Artist, Sloane St yard

• The Blue Highways Gallery

Urana St

Brookong Lagoon

‘Shod’ by Jonathan Leahy, George St - ‘Cut’ by Jonathan Leahy, Davidson Street Rest Area


• ‘The Eagle’ by Stuart Taylor,

• ‘The Mob’ by David Doyle,

• Long Paddock Sculptures -

• Berrigan Shire Council

Lockhart Showground

Meaney, Green St



• Pioneers Memorial Gateway,

• Peppin Heritage Centre, George St


Knowledge Centre building

Doris Golder Wool Art

• Ned Kelly sculpture,

• Heritage Verandahs and

• Steel Wings Windmill, Luke

• ‘Get Around Back’ by Stuart

Jerilderie Bakery

• Yarkuwa Indigenous

• Greens Gunyah Museum &


Etched Pavers

Spragg, Green St

• ‘Horse Power’ by Stuart

• Royal Hotel building mural

Taylor, CWA Park, Green St

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• ‘Emu Family’ by Stuart

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Darlington Point

Coleambally Booroorban

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Murray Downs

The Rock Jerilderie

Pretty Pine Wakool




Finley Mathoura

Yerong Creek Pleasant Hills







Tocumwal Barooga


• ‘Bonnie Dog’ by Stuart

Taylor, CWA Park, Green St

• ‘Australian Rain Dragon’ by

Andrew Whitehead located at Lockhart’s Brookong St entrance

• Pastoral Shadows of

Brookong - 20 individual sculptures including ‘A Drover’s Life’ and ‘Horse and Plow’ by Stuart Spragg

Mathoura • Long Paddock Sculptures - ‘The Drover and Horse’ by Corey Thomas and ‘The Timber Cutters’ by Geoff Hocking, Visitors Information Centre

• Mural, Mathoura Railway

• Bert Dolan Arch by Julie

Guinan, Donna McClusky & Heidi Glenn, Picnic Point

• Sculpture Fence, Edward River Campground, Duggans Rd

• Mathoura Bra Fence



• Moulamein Art Gallery

• The Big Cod, Deniliquin Rd

• Mural, Service Station

• Mural, March’s IGA building

• Sandy’s Art Studio, Mosaics,


41 Brougham St


• Silo mural - Coming Soon!

• Long Paddock Sculpture -

‘Smoko’ by Geoff Hocking, Pretty Pine Hotel



• Long Paddock Sculpture

• Long Paddock Sculpture -

- ‘The Barge’ by Geoff Hocking, Kerrabee Sound Shell

• ‘La Belle Helene’ by David Maughan, Moama Botanic Gardens

• Moama Adventure

THE ROCK • Gallipoli Panels, Avenue of Honour

• Tootool Sculpture Park, The Rock to Lockhart Rd

Playround, Perricoota Rd.

• Bridge Art project


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Take the kids to Billabong Ranch Billabong Ranch Adventure Park is a great place to spend a few hours OR SEVERAL DAYS when you are on holidays in the Southern Riverina. Situated on 390 acres, a short 10 minute journey from Echuca Moama brings you to a range of fun activities. Put on a life jacket, untie your boat and have a great time paddling leisurely around the pedal boat dam. Challenge your family or friends to races around the islands. A great way to spend a warm day. Try the 30 metre long Bouldering Wall, the longest in Australia! There are three different level - beginner, intermediate and advanced. For beginners or experienced golfers, obstacles like Herbie the VW, will test your golfing and coordination skills, keeping you and your family entertained. It is the only sensor activated Mini Golf course of its kind in Australia with realistic and entertaining noises! All 18 holes are indoors and air-conditioned to help keep you out of the sun on those hot days. Challenge yourself in the indoor Archery Range. Choose from traditional targets or pop the balloons to win a lolly. This activity is

supervised by Billabong staff. Great fun for most ages. Spend some hands on time with some cute cuddly farm animals in the Animal Nursery. Meet Daisy the duck, Chocky the sheep, Janet and Roxy the silky chickens and all their friends. Children love the hands on experience with the baby animals. Enjoy a guided tour through some early Australian memorabilia in the Horse Drawn Museum. View items such as the Apple Cart originally used in Harcourt. 100 year old bales of hay that are held together with wire instead of twine. View a side saddle and wonder at how the ladies stayed on jumping over hunting panels! Bigger animals are also available to be viewed in this area such as Punkin the Donkey, calves and goats. You can also take a walk through the Frisbee Golf area and see Wilson the Emu. Take your family through the towns and cities of Australia while having fun with the Frisbee Golf Course. Don’t forget to take some pictures along the way with the comical boards.

Billabong Trail Rides operates from the beautiful Riverine area of Echuca on the Murray River and offer a variety of rides to suit a range of ages and riding abilities. Escape the rat race and join a leisurely ride through magnificent Red Gum forests. Follow river trails, relax and build a friendship with your specially selected horse. Follow the meandering trails at a steady pace, or canter beneath the gums for those with more experience. Beginners are instructed on basic riding skills and children can be lead. Senior instructors are all accredited with Horse Safety Australia. Current standard helmets are supplied and must be worn.

to 4pm week days and from 9am to 5pm on weekends and school and public holidays. Billabong Ranch is located at the corner of Glanville and Tehan Rds, Echuca. For more information, call (03) 5483 5122 or go to www.billabongranch.com.au.


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A range of meals and snacks are available all day at the onsite family cafe. Sit down for a nice hot cappuccino or iced chocolate. The Ranch is licensed so you can also relax at the boathouse with a cool beer or wine, while the children enjoy the pedal boats or a pony ride.

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MIGHTY MURRAY Enjoy the gentle splash of oars and creak of river red gum branches as you explore the mighty Murray River by paddle power. All four canoe trails in the Murray Valley National Park and Barmah National Park have easy water access, and boast some amazing natural sites you can enjoy along the way. These Ramsarlisted wetlands are a haven for waterbirds and great for fishing. Whether you’re out for a leisurely paddle or purposely trying to get a good work out, these four trails will suit your purpose. The Picnic Point to Barmah Lakes day visitor area trail measures 17.4km, and a one

way trip would normally take about 3.5 hours to complete. Push off from Picnic Point and follow the mighty Murray downstream through the mouth of Barmah Lake. If you’re so inclined, you can stop by Swifts campground for a picnic. The next leg is from the Barmah Lakes day visitor area to Rice’s Bridge, which measure less than 3km. Paddling downstream to Rice’s Bridge you can explore Broken Creek and the bridge, before returning the same way within 30 minutes.

Another option from the Barmah Lakes day visitor area is the Barmah Lake loop. It is about 5.3km and takes about one hour and 20 minutes. A longer loop leads to the lake’s upper reaches, thick with reeds. Feel the breeze on your face as you canoe downstream to the town of Barmah. The one way trip is just over 11km from the lake’s day visitor area and should take just more than two hours. The Murray River is safe and best to paddle when water levels are between 1.4m and

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2.4m. The river becomes too shallow below 1.2m and water levels above 2.7m are considered dangerous. Barmah Lake is best to paddle when water levels are between 2.2m and 2.8m. It becomes too shallow below 1.9m and water levels above 3m are considered dangerous. You’ll need to bring your own canoe or kayak, but hire and shuttle services are also available. For more information, go to ww.nationalparks.nsw.gov. au/things-to-do/canoeingpaddling-experiences/ murray-river-canoe-trails.

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Altina’s Zoo-Fari

Unique Attractions Art and history are an easy path to follow in the historic verandah town of Lockhart.

YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS AMAZING ZOO-FARI IS ONLY A COUPLE OF HOURS AWAY. get closer to the animals than you ever thought possible.

See a rhino on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, or a meerkat dancing in the backdrop of the Riverina’s bushland. Altina Wildlife Park provides its visitors with a unique experience under the guidance of passionate zookeepers. The park is set on a 207-hectare bush property on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point. Altina Wildlife Park houses a diverse range of animals (listed right) and has been operating horse-drawn cart tours since 2004, including personalised animal talks with your own tour guide. Altina’s guides take all visitors around the park to meet the animals during their daily feed times to see these magnificent animals closer than you ever thought possible. The guided tour around the park goes for 2.5 hours and is the only way to see Altina’s animals, spots fill up fast so be sure to book for your experience of a lifetime. For something a little more exciting try the Behind The Scenes Encounters where you feed and have the ultimate Altina experience with your chosen animals including rhinos, meerkats, monkeys, giraffes, zebra and predator experiences with lions, hyenas, wild dogs and maned wolves.

Rusty farm art sculptures blend with wide shady verandahs and turn of the century architecture. Brolgas soar across the skyline of the stunning Lockhart Water Tower Mural, where a cascading waterfall is surrounded by native fauna and flora.

Entry and tours by appointment only. For more information or to book your visit go to www.altinawildlife.com or phone 0412 060 342. • Addax Antelope • African Lion • African Wild Dog • Alpaca • American Alligator • American Bison • Asian Water Buffalo • Banteng • Barbary Sheep • Black Capped Capuchin • Bongo Antelope • Capybara • Common Marmoset • Common Wombat • Dromedary Camel • Eland Antelope • European Fallow Deer • Freshwater Crocodile • Giraffe • Himalayan Tahr • Hog Deer

• Indian Blackbuck Antelope • Maned Wolf • Meerkat • Ostrich • Przewalski Horse/Mongolian Wild Horse • Red Deer • Red Panda • Ring-tailed Lemur • Rusa Deer • Saltwater Crocodile • Scimitar Horned Oryx • Scottish Highland Cattle • Serval • South American Coati • Spotted Hyena • Tasmanian Devil • Wapiti • Waterbuck • White Rhino • Zebra

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Spectacular life sized sculptures made from old farming equipment and scrap metal showcase the artistic talent and uniqueness of life in rural Australia. Under the main street verandahs, 400 etched heritage pavers depict the social heritage. Greens Gunyah Museum includes collections on pastoral kings and settlers, village growth, the war years and an extensive machinery display. Of note is the newly opened Tim Fischer AC Gallery. Housed in the museum is the Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery. It showcases incredible sepia-like portraits and pictures made from 100 per cent natural wool. The Lockhart Shire Walk of Fame is another of the popular attractions to see in the town. It reveals stories of renowned locals such as Bill Peach, Nancy Weir and Ted Noffs. The Lockhart Sculpture and Heritage Trail brochure featuring these and many other local attractions is available from local shops and the Visitor Information Centre in Greens Gunyah Museum, open seven days a week.

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Long Paddock Touring Route The Long Paddock is a unique touring route, which follows the 610 kilometres of the Cobb Highway (named after the famous coach company) from Echuca/Moama on the Victorian border, through the towns of Deniliquin, Hay and Wilcannia, leading to the outback towns of Bourke, Broken Hill and White Cliffs. Interpretive panels are located at significant sites along the Cobb Highway.

Long Paddock Sculpture Drive Trail The Long Paddock boasts 11 large scale sculptures that tell the stories, tales and history of the region.

The Backroads Trail The Backroads Trail weaves together the themes of heritage, environment, food, wine and culture in an informed and user-friendly way. This trail is situated on the NSW side of the Murray River, and extends from Echuca Moama, Womboota, Bunnaloo, Barham Koondrook, Caldwell, Deniliquin and Mathoura.

Discover Murray River Heritage Trail The Murray River region was a frontier in the 1800s, a place of legendary tales including explorers, bushrangers, pioneers, inventors and experiences for you to discover.

The Kidman Way - Backtrack to the Outback This trail starts at Jerilderie and officially ending at the near-desolate town of Barringun on the NSW/QLD border. After leaving Jerilderie (a keystone in the Ned Kelly story), the Kidman Way heads north through the productive farming town of Coleambally, past the largest solar farm in Australia and onto Darlington Point on the Murrumbidgee River; learn about the history of the punt and bridge.

Bird Trails of the Riverina Collectively The Rock Reserve, Galore Hill, Brookong State Forest, Mundawaddery Travelling Stock Reserve & Cemetery, Milbrulong School Forest, Tootool Wetlands and Pleasant Hills are recognised as Bird Trails of the Riverina.

Enjoy a unique two-hour cruise through an area of International Importance in the world’s largest River Redgum Forest. Experience a different aspect of the Murray River along the Barmah Choke. Marvel at the 236 bird species & 56 mammals in their natural environment.

Departs Barmah Lakes Day Visitors Area Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. Booking Essential: 5855 2855 • Email: info@kingfishercruises.com.au • Web: www.kingfishercruises.com.au 30 What's On Summer 2019-2020

See nature at its best on a Kingfisher Cruise River red gums are known to change colour regularly during the summer months, and paired with the patterns formed on their bark it is a painter’s delight. Buds begin to form into beautiful creamy, yellow flowers and the native bees happily enjoy the flowers. Even the non-native willows along the Murray River are full in foliage and the beautiful green colour adds a wonderful contrast to the summer forest. Your best vantage point to see nature at its best is on a Kingerfisher Cruises vessel. Kingfisher travels the narrowest section of the Murray River between Albury and the ocean, called the ‘Narrows’ or the ‘Barmah Choke’. In this section the river travels at almost twice the normal speed, and it is where the Murray River separates Victoria’s Barmah National Park from Murray Valley National Park on the NSW side. Combined, the area ranks as the world’s largest stand of river red gums. The forests are a wildlife haven for

236 bird species, 50 mammals and more than 500 plant species. When water levels allow the two-hour cruises also explore the Barmah Lake and a short land excursion is often included along the way. Kingfisher Cruises owner/ operator Benita Cox said the particular highlights of taking a cruise during summer is a higher river, and the spectacular reflections on the water that come with it. “Cruising on warmer days we also get a beautiful cool breeze flowing through the narrows,” the certified eco guide said. “With the warmer weather our migratory birds also return and whilst cruising we get to see waders like spoonbills and egrets fishing.

“The forest is full of natural noises and amongst the cicadas we also hear the sacred kingfisher who has returned from northern Queensland and Papa New Guinea. “Snakes are active and the red belly black is always a highlight for passengers. It is an elegant snake as it swims along, just gliding with the current. “And that’s only the start of the wildlife you could encounter, Benita said. “It is also during the summer months that birds of prey like whistling kites and sea eagles are more active, as nesting is over. It’s great to watch them in the thermals and teaching younger birds how to hunt. “Koalas sleep the days away in the foliage of the trees, tawny frog mouths keep a

watchful eye on us all and the cormorants and darters spend the days fishing and drying wings. “Nankeen night herons have returned and are also a passenger’s delight. The beautiful brown rusty birds sleeps during the day, but as we quietly cruise along they become disturbed and put on spectacular show for us all. It’s such a wonderful time of year for a cruise.” The two-hour public cruises operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Group bookings are welcome and a cruise can be tailored to suit your group’s needs. Kingfisher also caters for primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning (03) 5855 2855, or email info@kingfishercruises. com.au.

MARKETS ON THE TOCUMWAL FORESHORE The Tocumwal Foreshore Markets have been operating for more than 35 years, and it is known to attract 150 stalls offering something for everyone. The Tocumwal Foreshore Markets are known far and wide as a social gathering for residents and visitors alike. With idyllic surrounds, including the mighty

Murray River as a back-drop, there’s no better place to spend the morning. The markets’ slogan of ‘‘there’s bargains galore on the Toc Foreshore’’ still applies, as it showcases a wide selection of locally grown produce, plants, bric-abrac, clothing, collectables and all those creative and crafty ideas everyone can enjoy.

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And don’t forget to grab a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice from the Tocumwal Rotary Club. Markets this summer will be held

December 28, January 4, January 25, and March 7. Please note that due to council regulations no dogs are allowed to the Tocumwal Foreshore Markets.

Berrigan NSW AVALOOK ANTIQUES Collectables, Secondhand Furniture & Giftware 51 Chanter Street, BERRIGAN NSW 2712 Phone 0448 852 976 Email avalook@hotmail.com

A historical town, a short distance from Jerilderie, Tocumwal and Yarrawonga. A wonderful little town to visit and wander Chanter St, where you’ll find an eclectic collection of new and 2nd hand clothes, books, antiques, bric a brac, treasures, arts, crafts and photography. www.berrigannsw.com.au

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42 Chanter St, Berrigan New and pre loved clothing Vintage Clothing * Bric a Brac Fri * Sat * Sun 0432 769 776

New & PreRead Books Open 10am to 4.30pm Thursday/Friday/Saturday/ Sunday/Monday 0429 571 988 43-45 Chanter St, Berrigan

9 Chanter Street, Berrigan

Upcycled and pre loved furniture and bric-a-brac Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday

The place to be this Summer Delicious food – Unique Food – Lush Parks – Large Lake

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Finley’s Festive

XTRAVAGANZA It is one of the premier events on the Finley events calendar, and the ideal way to ring in the festive season with the local community. The annual FinCity Xmas Xtravaganza will take over Finley’s Railway Park for at least five hours of fun and games Saturday, December 21, from 5pm. Incorporating Carols by Candlelight, the event will run through until about 10pm. The fun includes the final draw of the Finley Shopping Bonanza from 7pm, which will offer up to $1500 in prizes to anyone who has supported a local participating business in the lead up to Christmas. The Finley Christmas lighting award winners will also be announced on the night. Children will be kept entertained at the Xmas Xtravaganza with two different jumping castles, laughing clowns, face painting and a merry-go-round. Of course Santa will be making an appearance handing out lollies to delight all the youngsters. His jolly appearance is thanks to the support of the Finley Amateur Dramatic And Music Society. All tastebuds will be catered for, including those who love pizza, Chinese or Mexican food, barbecue, Dutch pancakes, Belgium waffles, ice creams and slushies. The Finley Cricket Club will be running the bar, and Little Athletics will be selling soft drinks throughout the evening. Side show packages for the children can be purchased on the night, which gives them unlimited rides throughout the event.

You’ll love what you find If you’re into mesmerising items to add to your collection, a quirky Christmas present or summer holiday souvenir, Berrigan has you covered. Park your car in Chanter St and take a stroll through the charming town centre. In walking distance are five of the town’s precious gift and goodies shops. At No 42 will you will find a unique and eclectic range of fascinating items, including vintage, new and preloved clothing, handbags, jewellery and collectables. Then make a stop at The Nook on Chanter which offers all your stylish decor accessories, revamped indoor and outdoor furniture or one off pieces that will pull any room or outdoor setting together. If you’re an art enthusiast, Blue Highways gallery showcases local art and photography, exhibitions and

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cacti galore, and a visit is highly recommended. For all the book worms who are looking to add to their shelf, the Berrigan Bookshop comprises 40,000 books in nine rooms. You will find mostly pre-read bindings with some brand new volumes on offer as well. There is a wide range of fiction, youth and non-fiction reads to enjoy. The ultimate Christmas shopping spot is Avalook. You’ll be able to find giftware and accessories which are both new and preloved, antiques and collectables, charming trinkets, jewellery and treasures that are perfect to wrap up and stick under the tree. Take a drive, you will love what you find.

• DINNER Wednesday – Sunday • LUNCHES Saturday & Sunday • PIZZA 7 days a week • Pool Table • Kid Friendly • Huge outdoor beer garden • Accommodation on request • Perfect venue for Functions/ Meetings


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Smorgasbord available every Wednesday 6-9pm Weekday lunchtime specials Small or large groups catered for Fully licensed

Bar & Food Available. Strictly No BYO. Enquiries: Lachlan Kerr 0429 707 863

112 Murray Street, Finley. (03) 5883 3090. Dine in or takeaway OPEN 7 DAYS

Finley Foundry Museum • See restored 1911 Hornsby Engine run on special occasions • Belt driven machinery from early 1900’s now connected to motor for demonstration • Original documents from the 1900’s • Original Forge still on site • Names of many workers since 1893 • Self-guided tours -call ahead for guided tours • Machinery demonstrations for booked tours and local occasions

48-52 Wollamai Street, Finley 03 5883 1002


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Twilight Rodeo Action Imagine what it feels like to sit atop a powerful bull, adrenaline running through your veins. The noise from the crowd has dulled and you can feel every breath the bull is taking beneath you. The rope is rough against your hand but you’re focused on that moment when the gates swing open and the ride begins. Never been to a rodeo? Then head along to the 36th annual Finley Rodeo on Friday,

January 3 and see firsthand some blood pumping, bullbucking action. The Finley event is one of the region’s major rodeos for the year and is held at the Finley Showgrounds.

Cowboys and cowgirls will gear up to compete in the Rod Harris Memorial Open Bull Ride, junior bull ride, saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, roping and barrel race events.

A twilight event, Finley features the best bulls and broncs from Australia’s legendary rodeo stock supplier Gary McPhee.

There will be plenty of entertainment for the kids, as well as a bar and food area which has a strictly no BYO rule. Gates open at 5.30pm, action begins at 7pm, and

live music will kick off at the conclusion of the arena events. Tickets are $30 for adults and $60 for the family (two adults, two children). Individual junior tickets are $15 for teens aged 13 to 17 and $5 for 7 to 12 yearolds, with children under six free with an accompanying adult. Aged pension tickets are $20.

Unique Museum Experience There’s a new tourism attraction in Finley which explores the town’s rich manufacturing history. Finley Foundry Museum was opened in October 2019, and is a celebration of the long association local business JT & EN Close has had with the district community. Display items include a wagon and sulky manufactured at the foundry, as well as a patented One Way Disc, wagon wheel parts and moulds. The equipment used to forge the items are also on show, as well as the furnace and belt driven machinery such as drills, bandsaws and other historical items dating back more than 126 years.

The museum is dedicated to the original founder and owner JT Close, for the work he did establishing the business and the impact he had on the district. It has been established by his great grandson Graeme Close, who still operates the foundry under the name JT & EN Close Engineering and Steel Fabrication. “We want to share the history, because we believe this is a truly unique experience in our region and beyond,” Mr Close said. “The exhibit has been developed from family archives, foundry equipment and products, some of which have remained

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on site since the very early days of the foundry’s operations. “We also have a belt driven motor and working Hornsby engine from 1911, old carts, wagons, employment records and other historical items. “After 126 years the business is still flourishing and is now guided by the fifth generation of JT’s descendants.” The museum is located at 48-52 Wollamai Street, Finley and is open from Monday through to Friday, and at other times by appointment. Entry is free to the public.

Southern Riverina’s


• Barham-Koondrook


Redgum Statue River Walk • The Barham-KoondrookPerricoota Walk • Gunbower Island State Forest Drive


• Gulpa Creek Walking Trails – Forest Walks Hide Boardwalk Trails (In Town)

• Gulpa Island Forest Drive • Millewa Forest Drive • Moira Forest Drive • Mathoura Heritage Trail • River Red Gum Drive (Mathoura and Moama)

Walk: Brolga Place.

• Murray River Canoe Trail • Timber Heritage Walk

Walking Track


• Walking Track/Town • Forest Reserves

• Falcon Falls Walking Track

• The Dhungala


• Echuca Moama

• Conargo Milestones Trail

Darlington Point

Cultural Plant Trail, Recreation Trails

• Five Mile Mountain Bike Track

• Goanna Walking Track • Willbriggie Regional Park

• Echuca Moama


• Restdown Wines Wetland

• Historical Town Walk • Discover Deniliquin Trail • Beach To Beach Walk and Bicycle Path • Deniliquin Mountain Bike Trails • Wetlands Walk • Lagoon Walk • Engineering Marvels - Lawson Syphon and Stevens Weir • Edward River Canoe and Kayak Trail • Yarkuwa Indigenous Walks - Island Sanctuary • Kolety Paring Yangang Kolety Walking Tracks

Food & Wine Trail

and Heritage Walking Trail


• Moulamein River Walk


• Murray Downs Track

Pleasant Hills • Pleasant Hills Nature Walk

The Rock

• Wetlands and Bird Trail • Galore Hill Scenic Reserve • Morgans Caves Loop Trail • The Saddle Loop Trail • Yerong Walking Track • The Rock Heritage Walking Trail


• The Rock Nature Reserve

- Hay Nature Walk • Hay Town Bike Track • Hay Town Walking Track

- Kengal Aboriginal Place Walking Tracks • Hanging Rock Hill and The Yerong Nature Trail



• Bidgee Riverside Trail

• Lake Jerilderie Walk • Horgan Walk’s – Bush Tucker Trail

5883 4400


• Mathoura Recreation


139 Murray Street, Finley 03

Fame, Walter Day Park.

Pram Walk • Barooga Botanical Gardens

Tank Paddock


and Heritage Trail

• Lockhart Shire Bird Trail • Lockhart Shire Walk of

• Reed Beds Bird

• Berrigan Nature Reserve


• Lockhart Sculpture

• Murray River Walk • Cobram-Barooga


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• Ned Kelly Raid Trail • Heritage Precinct Walk

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• Tocumwal Walking Track • Waaf Creek Walk


• Wakool Forest Tracks

Come along to Finley’s famous

TRACTOR PULL Get ready for some loud, fast-paced action at the Finley Showgrounds on Saturday, February 22.

The Finley Modified Tractor Pull’s enthusiastic committee has once again organised a night of exciting family entertainment. The 19th annual tractor pull, which kicks off at 5pm, is always a major event and historically has attracted more than 1000 people.

grunt competitions, with the action finishing under lights. Food stands and bar facilities will be available throughout the evening so bring along a chair and enjoy what is an event for the whole family.

“This year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever, so I encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the day,” event organiser Paul ‘Flippa’ Dundon said.

Updates about other event entertainment will be made available on the Finley Community Tractor Pull Committee Inc Facebook page. Check closer to the date for details on ticket prices.

The competition includes mighty modified and super

For more information, contact Mr Dundon on 0427 003  674.

Explore our National Park The Murray Valley National Park between Deniliquin and Mathoura is part of the largest continuous red gum forest in the world. Spanning more than 40,000 hectares, there are plenty of beautiful natural pockets to explore in this park. Spread out in the surrounds of the national park is the Murray Valley Regional Park, which spans 10,263 hectares, and is home to some fantastic picnic areas.

Five Mile Picnic Area Set on the banks of the beautiful Murray River near Moama, Five Mile picnic area is the perfect place for a relaxing riverside picnic or a day of water sports. Five Mile picnic area has easy access and plenty of parking for your car and boat trailer. It’s an ideal spot to launch your boat, kayak or canoe. Enjoy paddling along this iconic river, as well as water skiing and swimming. Also, the world-class Five Mile mountain bike trail is nearby, and since it’s part of Murray Valley Regional Park, you can even bring your dog along to Five Mile picnic area – so it truly offers something for everyone.

Edward River Bridge Picnic Area Whether you’re camping out in the adjacent Edward River Bridge campground, or taking a day trip from Deniliquin or Moama, the Edward River Bridge picnic area at Mathoura is a great place to stop for a barbecue lunch. Its location within Murray Valley Regional Park means you can even bring your dog along to this picnic area – so the whole family can enjoy a fun day out. Equipped

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with picnic tables and free barbecues, this picnic area is set beside the majestic river red gums for which the park in known.

Ski Beach Picnic Area Ski Beach Picnic Area is a great place for a day out beside the mighty Murray River. It is a short walk from either Cobram or Barooga, and is well-equipped with barbecues and picnic tables. After a tasty barbecue lunch, you could take a peaceful walk along the river or enjoy a cooling dip. If you’ve brought your fishing rod along, you can try your luck at a spot of fishing. For those interested in local history, it’s also the site of the river punt, constructed in 1889 to carry people and animals across the river. Whichever way you choose to spend your time, you’re bound to find Ski Beach Picnic Area a delightful place to while away the afternoon with family, friends, and even your dog.


Make a day of it at... Tocumwal Splash Park

On the Foreshore Deniliquin Rd (Open Autumn, Spring and Summer)

Barooga Adventure Park Golf Course Rd, Barooga (next to the Library). Includes flying foxes, trampolines, climbing structures, giant swing and splash pad.

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Play a round The Southern Riverina and NSW Murray boast some of the best golf courses in the country, each of which has their own charm. Each guarantees a tranquil place to play a round, and a great place to stop and have a drink and get together with friends. We detail some of the golfing options for you below. TOCUMWAL GOLF & BOWLS CLUB


The Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club is a paradise located on the Murray River. Situated just 15 minutes from Cobram-Barooga, 45 minutes from Yarrawonga-Mulwala and 1.5 hours from Echuca-Moama, Tocumwal is the ideal destination for your river getaway.

Deniliquin is one of the most picturesque of the famous golf courses that stretch along the mighty Murray River and tributaries. You are invited to enjoy the beauty of this golf course, alongside the kangaroos, kookaburras, Superb Parrots, echidna, goannas, lizards, pelicans and a host of other wildlife that abounds in this paradise of nature.

Discover 36 holes of championship golf course or play on the two state of the art bowling greens, or hone your skills on the practice greens and driving range. The clubhouse is open seven days a week, with a wide range of dining options available and weekly entertainment. There are also function and conference facilities, with panoramic views of the course and gardens. Visit for the day or arrange a stay and play package to experience everything Tocumwal and the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club has to offer. Upcoming events:

With its 18 manicured fairways and true greens, Deniliquin is a shining example of Australia’s magnificent golf courses. It is also in a superb location on the edge of Murray Valley Regional Park, yet just a stone’s throw from the centre of town. By modern standards the course is not long – 5817 metre par 72 for men, and 5118 metre par 72 for ladies. However, off the back tees it is a challenge for all levels of player, as many professionals who have tried to tame the course have discovered. Poor shots find the huge trees that line most of the couch fairways, while the greens are fast but true and always in great condition.

Garnaut 2 Person Ambrose – February 8 to 9, 2020. After a free practice round on the Friday, competition will be played both Saturday and Sunday.

A feature of the Deniliquin golf course is the ‘same day play’ principle that applies. On most days you can phone the pro shop on (03) 5881 3333 and book your tee off time, or just call in and one of the friendly volunteer staff will cater for your golfing needs.

Yamaha Veterans Autumn Tournament – March 16 to 20, 2020. A mix of individual stableford, two person aggregate stableford and three rounds of the 54 Hole Scratch Stableford for the Neville Reid Memorial Trophy.

If you are not a golfer, call in and enjoy the club’s facilities. The clubhouse is open Wednesday to Sunday with Friday nights a speciality, when there are meat raffles, Joker’s Wild, great meals and a fun atmosphere where locals will make you welcome.

For more information contact the club on (03) 5874 9111, or go to www.clubtocumwal.com.

For more information contact the club on (03) 5881 1325, or go to www.denigolfclub.com.au.

Summer Tournament – January 25 to 27, 2020. A mix of men’s, ladies and mixed 4BBB and individual stableford events.

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Burraburoon Farmstay

CENTRAL Modern 2 bedroom Unit


Contact Ken & Tertia Butcher 0419 147 455 https://burraburoon.wixsite.com/farmstay


Neil Goudie 0427 842 123 www.edwardriverhouseboats.com.au

Stay in a converted Red Rattler railway carriage or our luxurious self-catering bushcamp. Open air showers... bath under the stars... wood-fired pizza oven... paella nights for groups... only 55 minutes from Deni. DENILIQUIN

New and modern self contained and only a stones throw from the shopping precinct, supermarket, restaurants, pubs and other conveniences. Private lockup garage. DENILIQUIN

Sit back and relax on one of our luxurious, spacious houseboats and enjoy the ever-changing landscapes and local wildlife. DENILIQUIN




1 Butler St, Deniliquin. Ph (03) 5881 2448. Email: info@mcleanbeach.com.au www.mcleanbeach.com.au

327-331 Victoria St, Deniliquin. Ph (03) 5881 3999. www.settlementmotorinn.com.au

53 Russell St, Deniliquin Ph (03) 5881 2699. www.thewhitelionhotelmotel.com.au

Listen to the abundant bird-life as you rest in the shade During Spring chillout with a BBQ and watch the of our tranquil bush setting opposite McLean Beach. kids run around or kick a ball on our extensive lawns.

Opposite the Water Tower and Rocket Park. Affordable accommodation as well as bistro, bar and bottleshop.





The Finley Palm Motor Inn

Kanimbla Motor Inn

Newell Hway, 36-40 Murray St, Finley. Ph (03) 5883 1088. Email finmotel@bigpond.net.au https://finley-motel-by-the-lake.business.site

Cnr Murray St & Berrigan Rd, Finley. Ph (03) 5883 2077. https://finleypalmmotorinn.weebly.com

41-47 Finley St, Tocumwal. Ph (03) 5874 2755. Email info@kanimblamotorinn.com.au http://www.kanimblamotorinn.com.au

Opposite the lake, Ensuites, Fridge, Microwave, Iron, LCD TVs, BBQ, Laundry and Free WiFi. TOCUMWAL

Modern ground floor units, ample parking and inverter air conditioner. Rest in Finley.

20 ground floor suites within 500 metres of the Murray River. Large carpark for trailers, boats, vans etc.


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115-117 Deniliquin St, Tocumwal. Ph (03) 5874 2344. www.thomaslodge.com.au

Bookings 03 5884 7540

Boutique Motel within walking distance to town and Murray River. Relax in our clean and comfortable rooms.

The Billabong Creek is great for fishing or just relaxing. The property features creek and garden views. Stay for only $55 per head per night. Sleeps 8 / 1 q bed/3 King singles/3 singles. Dishwasher, washing, machine, freezer, all linen supplied, boat ramp.

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Contact Kylie Davis, phone (03) 5881 2322 or email kylie.davis@denipt.com.au or Sarah Bain, phone (03) 5883 1033 or email sarah.bain@ southernriverinanews.com.au

Drop in a line

BEST FISHING SPOTS A lazy day by the river with a fishing rod would be a great way to spend a summer’s day. Deniliquin fishing expert Rhys Westcott said in the Deniliquin area we are so lucky to have a wide array of fishing and boating opportunities close to town. Following is his advice on how to make the most of those opportunities. Whether you’re staying for a week, a few days or just the night, or fishing the Edward River, Billabong Creek or the Yallakool Creek, all your needs are well catered for with numerous caravan parks and camp grounds here in Deniliquin and surrounding areas. The Edward River hosts some amazing fishing water — from the Four Post Camp site where the river is narrow, snaggy and the water runs fast and which the big Murray Cod love, through to the Lawson Syphons area where there is a great boat ramp which has been recently upgraded with a floating pontoon. From your boat you can check out the Mulwala Overflow just downstream from the boat ramp; it’s an amazing sight when in full flow. The Twin Rivers reserve is a great place to camp just out of town with a nice sandy beach and boat ramp.

Heading downstream into town is the Willoughby’s Beach camp ground. This area has numerous camping sites, sandy beaches and new boat ramp for easy access for those wishing to launch a boat. There are also plenty of spots to walk and cast a line in from the bank, continuing through to the centre of town, where the fish always seem to be on the bite. Catches like the mighty Murray Cod and yellowbelly, and the pesky carp, are common if you have the patience. There are some great accommodation sites right on the water, including Riverside Caravan Park, McLean Beach Caravan Park and the BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park. While in town be sure to drop in to see Chappy at Deni Sports Centre (in Cressy St). He has you covered when it comes to all your fishing needs from rods, reels, lures and bait and all the right info to catch the ‘big one’.

Or once you’ve stocked up on your grocery supplies from Central IGA, pop across the road to the Betta Home Super Store. Pete is the man to see for all your fishing and camping gear, and a huge range of lures, rods and reels, bait and tackle. West of Deniliquin, about 18km via the Wakool Rd and heading towards Stephens Weir, you’ll come across a great camping ground known as Benarca Bend. This area boasts many camping sites and a boat ramp, and would have to be one of the best areas to camp and fish. The river is wide and has a great water depth holding many a big fish. If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of town, you could head to Wanganella on the Billabong Creek about 45km from Deniliquin. The creek may be shallow but holds plenty of fish ranging from Murray Cod, yellowbelly, carp and the elusive Catfish. Be sure to

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stay at the Wanganella Creek Camp Park which has all the creature comforts of home. Coming up in summer is the 23rd Annual Deniliquin RSL Iron Jack Fishing Classic, from Friday, February 14 to Sunday, February 16. This familyfriendly event caters to junior anglers with special events over the weekend. There are heaps of prizes to be won and tons of fun for everyone. ■ Rhys Westcott is an avid angler based in Deniliquin. He writers a regular column for the Deniliquin Pastoral Times, called Westy’s Brag Mat.

WESTY’S HOT SPOTS • Edward River: • Four Post Camp • Lawson Syphon • Twin Rivers Reserve • Willoughby’s Beach • Benarca Bend • Billabong Creek • Wanganella • Yallakool Creek



DENILIQUIN continued...


Barham Lakes East Barham Rd, Barham

John McInnes Square Brolga Place, Coleambally

Stevens Weir Stevens Weir Rd, Brassi

Galore Hill Scenic Reserve 16kms north of Lockhart

Noorong St Reserve Riverside Crt, Barham

Lions Park Kingfisher Ave, Coleambally

Waring Gardens Cressy St, Deniliquin

Green St Water Tower 67 Green St, Lockhart

Whitelock St Bus Terminal Whitelock St, Deniliquin

Walter Day Park Urana St, Lockhart

Riverside Park Murray St, Barham

CONARGO Bills Park Conargo-Deniliquin Rd, Conargo

BAROOGA Barooga Adventure Playground 2 Golf Course Rd, Barooga

DARLINGTON POINT Forest Drive, Darlington Point

FINLEY Railway Park 138-144 Murray St, Finley

MATHOURA Harry McCormick Reserve Moama St, Mathoura

Barooga Botanical Gardens Nangunia St, Barooga

Finley Lake Riverina Hwy, Finley

DENILIQUIN Davidson St Rest Stop 129 Davidson St, Deniliquin

Finley Showgrounds Newell Hwy, Finley

Barooga Library 1 Golf Course Rd, Barooga Deniliquin Airport Terminal Macknight Dr, Deniliquin

Mary Lawson Way Side Rest Newell Hwy, Finley

BERRIGAN Apex Park 36-38 Chanter St, Berrigan

Hayes Park Riverina Hwy, Berrigan


Deniliquin General Cemetery Cemetery Rd, Deniliquin Memorial Park Berrigan Rd, Finley Deniliquin RSL Club Park Duncan St, Deniliquin Skate Park & Canoe Tree Denison St, Finley McLean Beach Butler St, Deniliquin

Booligal Sports Ground Reserve Adelaide & Hay Sts, Booligal

BOOROORBAN Booroorban Hall Cobb Hwy, Booroorban

BUNNALOO Bunnaloo Recreation Reserve Fitzroy St, Bunnaloo

HAY Hay Park Moppett St, Hay

McFaull Park Civic Place, Deniliquin

Memorial Park Memorial Drive, Deniliquin

Peppin Heritage Centre George St, Deniliquin

Hay Visitor Information Centre 407 Moppett St, Hay

Lions Park Lachlan St, Hay

Sandy Point Lot 4 Lang St, Hay South

R J Edward Park Victoria St, Deniliquin


CALDWELL Caldwell Rest Stop Deniliquin Barham Rd, Caldwell

Scotts Park (The Rocket Park) Russell St, Deniliquin

63 Jerilderie St, Jerilderie

Kennedy St, Jerilderie

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Memorial Park Lawrence St, Mathoura

Mathoura Recreation Reserve Morris St, Mathoura

Mathoura Reed Beds Bird Hide Lawrence St, Mathoura

Mathoura Skate Park Corner of Morris & Mathoura Sts

Mathoura Visitor & Business Centre Cobb Hwy, Mathoura

Picnic Point Reserve Picnic Point Rd, Mathoura

Soldiers Memorial Gardens Livingstone St, Mathoura

Mayrung Mayrung Hall 1956 Mayrung Rd, Mayrung


Baby Change

Caravan Parking

Dump Point

Picnic Tables

Skate Park



Fitness Equipment


Wheelchair Access

Boat Ramp

Drinking Water




MOAMA Moama Adventure Playground Perricoota Rd, Moama

Moama Apex Park Cnr Blair & Francis Sts, Moama

Moama Brian Sharp Reserve Kildare Ave, Moama

Moama Kerabee Soundshell Blair St, Moama

Moama Cnr of Cobb Hwy & Meninya St.

Moama Lions Park Meninya St, Moama



Coronation Park 107 Urana St, The Rock

The Rock Cemetery 67 Green St, Lockhart

The Rock Recreation Ground Victoria Park, Wilson St, The Rock

Foreshore Park Deniliquin Rd & Anzac Avenue

Library Park 57-67 Deniliquin Rd, Tocumwal


Tocumwal Town Beach Moulamein Lake Swimming Pool Town Beach Rd, Tocumwal Brougham St, Moulamein

Morago St Morago St, Moulamein

Moulamein Howard Park Morago St, Moulamein

Moulamein South Recreation Reserve Moulamein Rd, Moulamein

Murray Downs Murray Downs Playground Murray Downs Dr, Murray Downs

PLEASANT HILLS Pleasant Hills Park Ryan St, Pleasant Hills

TOOLEYBUC Tooleybuc Mensforth Park Murray St, Tooleybuc

Tooleybuc Recreation Reserve Lockhart Rd, Tooleybuc

WAKOOL Bass St Bass St, Wakool

Wakool DC Thomas Park Flinders St, Wakool

Wakool Playground Park LaPerouse St, Wakool

Wakool Recreation Reserve Dampier St, Wakool

PRETTY PINE Pretty Pine Recreation Hall Cobb Hwy, Pretty Pine

• Berrigan - 119 Jerilderie St • Coleambally - Kidman Way • Coleambally - Lions Park, Kingfisher Ave • Conargo - ConargoDeniliquin Rd • Darlington Point - Lions Park, Sturt Hwy • Deniliquin - Davidson St Rest Stop, • 129 Davidson St • Finley - 1 Endeavour St • Hay - Dunera Way (Showgrounds Rd) • Jerilderie - 13-19 Jerilderie St • Jerilderie - 63 Jerilderie St • Lockhart - 163 Green St • Moama - Twenty Four Lane • Moulamein - Patterson St off Moulamein Rd between Tallow St & Sainsberry St • The Rock - The Rock Recreation Ground, Wilson St, • Tocumwal - 17-33 Deniliquin St, behind Palms Hotel, Dirt Rd 1km • Tocumwal - Town Beach, Town Beach Rd • Yerong Creek - Cole St



• Barham - 52 Thule St • Berrigan - 12 Momalong St • Darlington Point - Cnr Carrington & McAlister Sts • Deniliquin - Cnr Edwardes St & Civic Pl • Finley - 76 Denison St • Hay - Cnr Lachlan & Brunker St • Lockhart - 35 Brookong St • Mathoura - Morris St • Moama - Bartlett St • Moulamein - Endeavour Dr • Oaklands - 237-265 Oaklands Rd • Tocumwal 108 Deniliquin St

• Deniliquin - along the Beach to Beach walk Butler St, Macauley St, • Deniliquin - Davies Court Park Community Fitness Hub • Moama Adventure Playground, Perricoota Rd, Moama.

YERONG CREEK Stan Galvin Park Plunkett St, Yerong Creek

Yerong Creek Camping Area Plunkett St, Yerong Creek

TOCUMWAL Apex Park Deniliquin St, Tocumwal

Wanganella Wanganella Park Cobb Hwy, Wanganella

BOAT RAMPS • Barham - Noorong St Boat Ramp • Darlington Point Darlington Point Boat Ramp, Kidman Way • Deniliquin - Benarca Bend Boat Ramp, Stevens Weir Rd • Deniliquin - Deniliquin Boat Club, Riverview Dr • Deniliquin - Harfleur St • Deniliquin - Lawson Syphon Lawson Syphon Rd • Deniliquin - McLean Beach, Butler St • Deniliquin - Riverside Caravan Park, Davidson St • Deniliquin - Sloane St • Deniliquin - Twin Rivers, Riverina Hwy • Deniliquin - Willoughbys Beach, Memorial Drive • Finley - Finley Lake, Riverina Hwy • Hay - 4 Mile Boat Ramp, Maude Rd • Hay - Sandy Point Rd Hay, Sandy Rd • Hay - Soapworks Bend Boat Ramp, Jackson Rd • Mathoura - Picnic Pt Mathoura - Murray River Picnic Point Rd • Mathoura - Swifts Creek Boat Ramp Swifts Creek Rd • Moama - 5 Mile Boat Ramp, River Rd • Moama - Unnamed Rd off Edward St • Moulamein - Town Boat Ramp McBean Place • Tocumwal - Tocumwal Boat Ramp (Downstream) Deniliquin Rd • Tooleybuc - Murray St, Tooleybuc

Womboota Hall Moira St, Womboota


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