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Set on the Edward River on the junction of the Riverina and Cobb Highways is the country town of Deniliquin. With a varied and interesting history, surrounded by natural places to visit including Tuppal National Park and Gulpa NP, you will find plenty of things to do while here.
The town has deep farming roots and is the commercial support centre for the agricultural community in the surrounds, rice is one the main crops produced here. Beef and wool, particularly prized Merino wool, are also important here.
Nicknamed ’Deni’ by the locals, it is home to the Deniliquin Ute Muster Festival and holder of the world record for the most utility trucks in one place at one time.
Deni also holds the record for the most wearers of blue singlets gathered in one place, also held during the Ute Muster Festival. Besides holding these important records, they obviously also have a great sense of Aussie humour. Join in the fun!
The Deniliquin area is the where the Aboriginal Barapa Baraba people had lived for many thousands of years. Many of their descendants still do. You can find out much more about their story at the Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre, located at 125 End St. They also have displays of artefacts and you can book indigenous tours of Island Sanctuary, Murray Valley Regional Park and Werai Reserve Home.
Located at 3 Macauley St in the restored historical home of the Police Inspector, there is much history to explore here of the town, its people and surrounds. Phone 1800 650 712 for more.
At the Peppin Heritage Centre, you can learn the story of the Peppin family who bred a Merino sheep that was able to thrive in Australia. From that one sheep, there are thousands of descendants with its bloodline, in fact, more than 90% of merino sheep in this country are descendants.
The museum not only tells the Peppin Merino story, but also of the town and the people that struggled and survived here. Other exhibits relate the story of Wanganella Goal and the story of the Headless Horseman that roams here. There are also visiting and changing exhibits. Phone 1800 650 712, George St., Deniliquin.
Waring Park, just opposite of the main shopping part of town, has a natural lagoon where you can see Australian wildlife, including kangaroos and abundant birdlife.
Nature lovers will also enjoy the Murray Valley Regional Park, where there are places to fish and park yourself on a beach. You can also explore the forests by car or on foot. Camping is available.
Further south from Deniliquin along the east side of Edward River is Tuppal National Park.
With its tall river red gums, there are walks to explore, picnic areas to relax and abundant birdlife to see.
The Deniliquin Visitor Information Centre, located on George Street is also home to the Peppin Heritage Centre. When visiting Deniliquin, be sure to stop here to find out all the latest info on festivals, events and things to do. Phone 1800 650 712 for more info.
There are caravan parks, with facilities as well as bed and breakfasts, house boats, farm stays, holiday homes, motels and hotels to stay at.
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