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Films: Wander Victoria, Catch of the day, Call of the wild
Location: Forges Beach, Forges Bend Track
Address: Forges Pump Lane, Yarrawonga

The broad, sandy beaches along the Murray River are an excellent place to forge a new adventure. Just seven kilometres west of Yarrawonga, Forges Beach is in fact two beaches, imaginatively named Number One and Number Two. The beaches sit on a flood plain forest of River Red gums, billabongs and swamps. Popular with birds, it's a twitchers paradise.

Popular with people too, beach number one is one of the most sought-after spots on the Murray; number two is a favourite for caravaners and anglers. Both can get pretty busy in summer and on public holidays.

The Murray's warm, dry climate makes its beachy banks a top spot for a camping holiday. Peg out your place, drop a line and see if you can reel in Australia's biggest freshwater fish, the Murray cod.

Find more information at Parks Victoria

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Outdoor activities

Water sports

Set sail for a day on Victoria's waterways - explore an underwater shipwreck, swim at a calm Murray River beach, or waterski around Gippsland Lakes.

Nature & wildlife

The Murray River

A mountain stream in its upper reaches, the river turns into a meandering river lined with magnificent forests of red gum and sandy beaches.

Lakes and waterways

Waterfalls

Explore Victoria's national and state parks and follow the thunderous noise to see truly spectacular waterfalls like MacKenzie Falls or Raymond Falls.

Boating

Houseboats

Make the Murray River your home for a while and take a relaxed holiday on your own fully-equipped, luxury houseboat.

Offers & packages

Wander Victoria

Offers

Destination discovery - two night adventure

Stay two nights at BIG4 Beacon Resort, entry to Werribee Zoo and Queenscliff Maritime Museum and return tickets on the Queenscliff-Sorrento Ferry.

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Autumn romance package

Two nights at DULC in a Bushland Cabin including breakfast hamper, bottle of local wine and a wine tasting and platter at Halls Gap Estate.

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Autumn harvest package

Overnight accommodation at Royal Mail Hotel, five course chefs tasting menu dinner, full breakfast and chef led tour of the kitchen garden.

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