Another of those "big" sights that are found all around Australia. I rather like this one. Tocumwal is known for good fishing, and does hold an annual competition here, so what better than to have , but a 21 feet long and 7 feet high and 5 feet across, Murray Cod, that weighs in at 450 pounds. The Murray Cod is a big fish in real life.It has become...more
Located in the Foreshore park is the Tocumwal visitor centre, run by friendly volunteers with a wealth of helpful information. They can help with train tickets, accommodation and general information.Local produce, souvenirs and gifts and a Regional Sample Bag containing regional information and brochures of places of interest are all available at...more
In the main street [Deniliquin street], is the Historic Aerodrome Museum, documenting the history of and the importance of Mcintyre Airfield in Tocumwal, and also post war operations when over 700 aircraft were scrapped for aluminium. Stories, maps, photos, news articles and scale models. http://www.tham.org.au/OPEN....Monday-Friday 10am to...more
There are plenty of these, so stop the car, and go for the short walk along the flat paved street.Most of the buildings are located in Deniliquin road. This small country town still has the old shop fronts, just how they were years ago.I found an antique shop, some beautiful old homes, Banks, more than one Hotel, and just really nice old...more
In the Riverside park at Tocumwal, was a Glider on display. I wondered why, then I read, since 1976, Tocumwal has welcomed Glider pilots from around the world who want to experience some of the best gliding conditions in the world. Competitions are held here. During the Second World War, the town was the site of Royal Australian Air Force Station...more
In the early 1850s a regular crossing place had been established somewhere in the vicinity of the town and it is thought the first buildings were built in or near the present town site about 1857 or 1858. As usual, a Hotel.....the Tocumwal Hotel , was one of the first buildings to be built.When built in 1861, it had what was called the Horse...more
When travelling around areas where you have to cross the River Murray, you will notice the massive Bridges.One of these is at Tocumwal. The Tocumwal bridge was opened in 1895, has three spans, the centre one having an opening lift span for navigation. By 1930 river traffic declined, and so by 1944 the monthly lifting was altered to yearly. The last...more
If you don't enjoy saltwater in your eyes at the Ocean Beach, then why not come to Tocumwal where there are 25 beautiful sandy beaches, and the fresh water of the River Murray.This serene area is available for bush camping, and has proper camping bays, Toilets and Cold showers. These are better than nothing, and are not worth doing up, as in winter...more
Overlooking the Murray River, and the lovely park and childrens playgrounds, you have this wonderful bakery.. that has some delicious cakes and other snack foods. Sounds like I am not the only VT Member, who has visited this bakery.. lol.. Did you enjoy Dave? ;-)
Favorite Dish: We had some beautiful fresh cakes and pastries.
The birdlife here is truely incredible.. especially by the river, and around parks and gardens. We had the pleasure of seeing thousands of Corellas, and I must say, hearing them also. They like to make their presents known..
Fondest memory: The river, and the birdlife. This photo shows just a few birds, but we were surrounded by them.