The Murray is one of Australia’s longest and most important rivers. It meanders 2,600km
from the Snowy Mountains to Encounter Bay in South Australia. The river forms much of the
New South Wales/Victorian border and it was once a busy transport route with paddle
steamers plying their trade up and down the river.
The area around the Murray is fertile fruit farming country and many backpackers are
attracted here by fruit picking work around Echuca and Mildura.