Fascinating Murray River

Posted by Jeremy Storer on July 26, 2011

The most important inland waterway of Australia is the Murray River whose length is 2375 km and rises in the Australian Alps, draining the Australia’s highest mountains in the western side and, for most of its length, strolls through Australia’s inland plains, creating the boundaries between New South Wales and Victoria as it drifts to the northwest, before turning south for its last 500 km or so into South Australia, joining the ocean at Lake Alexandrina. Captain Charles Sturt named it the Murray River in the honor of the then British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies Sir George Murray in 1830 when he reached after travelling down its stream the Murrumbidgee River.

There are several wonderful places to visit in the area nearby to the second longest river of Australia, the Murray River such as river side town and various cities. From the south while approaching the area by the road through the drought-stricken Wimmera/Mallee district you will explore the splendid vineyards, avocadoes, citrus and almond groves cover innumerable thousands of hectares, all vibrantly green, over productive and fantastic in this semi-arid hollowness.