Tocumwal

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Green Lane turn off is about 5km on the Victorian side of Tocumwal, turning right towards the river if coming from the south. A large campground without facilities is found at the end of the road. This site has much to offer in terms of the river, lots of shady trees and a massive area for camping, including a huge beach.

Chilly and Max met quite a few dogs here, all happy to run around in the sand and in the river. I think sometimes the dogs make as many new friends as people do on the Murray.

The town is about a 4 hour drive from Melbourne on the New South Wales border, on the Newell Highway, and just up the road from Cobram. Tourism around here goes back over a century, with visitors attracted to the sandy beaches and the Redgum forests of the Murray.

The Murray River and the tradition of free bush camping and water based activities attracts those who enjoy water skiing, canoeing, swimming, camping, bush walking and those who love to take their dogs on trips away. Due to the abundant native wildlife, including over 150 different bird species, it is important to make sure your dogs are well behaved and restrained if they tend to wander. Wildlife abounds and it is not unusual to see kangaroos and koalas, wedge tails and wallabies in their natural habitat. Dogs will be dogs and teaching them not to chase kangaroos is a hard ask, so keep everyone happy and make sure everyone is safe.

There is a wide range of things to do around town and in the area. The best place to start is at the Visitors Centre at 41-43 Deniliquin Street, or phone on 1800 677 271.

It’s worth checking out the events in and around Tocumwal, as there is usually something going on somewhere

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