The culture and history of Murchison is evident in the buildings scattered throughout the township, including the historic properties of Days Mill and Thornebridge, to the more modern art deco Railway Hotel. Enticing treats of Murchison Bakery fuel a walk beside the river, with lecterns and viewing platforms framing views of the Goulburn.
Vibrant Moooving Art cows link you to one of the region’s legendary tales, a meteorite that showered the town in 1969, with the Murchison Heritage Centre proudly displaying fragments and sharing other stories of the town’s past.
South of town, the Italian Ossario and war cemetery provides a strikingly beautiful memorial to Italian Prisoners of War who died in internment camps.
Further embrace Italian culture with the warm hospitality of Sandra and Guido Vazzoler at Longleat Wines. Weekend bookings are vital for their cellar door restaurant, where La Zingara, a large scale mosaic by local artist Angie Russi overlooks the vineyard that features Italian varietals.
Nature lovers can cycle or walk the Murchison Rail Trail, a short, scenic ride through landscape featuring the significant river red gum wetlands of Doctors Swamp. Or head to Avonlea Flowers, Australia’s largest cut flower farm for a bountiful bouquet of blooms.
The Railway Hotel, affectionately known as The East is a classic country pub, with counter meals, and rockin' live music, it's worth the short drive from the centre of Murchison.
As you explore, its hard to go past the Murchison Bakery, located in the heart of the town, conveniently across from the Murchison Public Gardens. When the weather is nice, grab some takeaway and explore the rivers edge. Or grab a takeaway coffee and wander down the street to explore the delights of Murchison, such as the vibrant Lindsay's Jewels and Gifts.
Once you scratch the surface, you'll discover this tiny town has so much for you to immerse yourself in. You'll find you'll need to stay a little longer, and indulge in this relaxed country town. Tucked away just outside of town is Smith and Willow B&B, be sure to pack a good book, so that you can truly unwind.
Come see Murchison, an inviting place to unwind and explore.