As we are travelling to Tocumwal, we make a stop at the small town of Nathalia. The town is surrounded by Dairy farms and agricultural businesses.
A quiet country town, although small, it does have a heritage walk/drive you can do. There are some nice buildings here from the late 1880's.
Some are the Nathalia Herald building (1888) and the old Bank of Australasia (1889), now the ANZ Bank, the Westpac bank, situated in the old Commercial Bank building (1898), Humberstone Hall (built in 1885 as a venue for balls and concerts) and the former post office - a decorative single-storey brick building with stucco mouldings and Jacobean touches and the Court House Hotel which was one of the town's first buildings (1876).
- Historical Travel
- Hiking and Walking
Barmah State Park
A beautiful wetland area of the Murray, the alluvial plains forested with old red gums, and, with the swampy surrounds frequently flooded in winter, it is an important breeding ground for many bird species. As you move away from the network of streams and creeks of the Murray, the land inevitably gives way to drier ground and a vast concentration of red gums, producing the largest remaining red gum forest in the world.
There are heaps of walking and driving tracks, bush camping, fishing, canoe hire or a cruise at weekends. its a real escape place - highlighted by the fact its not the easiest place in the world to get to. From Echuca on Northern Highway, passing over the Murray River into NSW and onto the Cobb Highway. Barmah is about 35 kms to the north of Echuca - a right hand turn off the Cobb Highway will take you back across the Murray and back into Victoria to the service town of Barmah. A dirt track (excellent condition) takes you the 7kms or so to the State park.