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WAKOOL RIVERS What's so cool about Wakool? A sense of peace, nature and wide open spaces, hospitable locals, riverine forest and some legendary golf courses! The Wakool shire covers a large area north of the Murray, encompassing Tooleybuc, Moulamein, Barham, Wakool and Murray Downs. It's renowned for its natural beauty, from the still backwaters to the mighty river red gums and enchanting native wildlife. This is rural Riverina country that has not been robbed of its charm and where you can find a slice of tranquility, just as nature intended. In addition to the Murray, this part of the world is home to an extensive river system and a collection of creeks and backwaters, so you're never far from a bend or river bank to set up camp with the family or spend a peaceful afternoon with a fishing rod. A highlight of the region is the number of riverside state forests, including Campbell's Island, Koondrook-Perricoota and Gunbower National Park, with an amazing networks of forest tracks suited to bushwalking, mountain-biking or scenic drives. One of NSW's newest parks, Yanga National Park, is a must-see. Yanga Station was one of the oldest and largest properties in the Riverina, established in the 1840s. Today the national park celebrates both its pastoral history and natural wonders, including the beautiful Yanga Lake. Don't miss a free guided tour of the old Yanga Homestead, and pay a visit to the Yanga Woolshed on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. Take a driving tour of the region and you'll find welcoming country towns like Barham, with its historic bridge, and Moulamein, home of the old Mooloomoon Shearing Shed and a cracking country race meeting in December. The area is gaining a reputation for hosting fabulous local events, with big weekends devoted to country music, produce markets, target shooting, vintage machinery and a collection of boutique events throughout the year. A great way to get involved with local life! Visit the monthly Koondrook-Barham Farmers Market. The setting shows off the region's signature attractions: amazing food, beautiful red gums and the peaceful Murray River. Uncover Moulamein's important shearing history at the 32-stand-blade Mooloomoon Shearing shed. Explore Yanga National Park and camp riverside at Mamanga campground. Play a round of golf at the superb Murray Downs Golf & Country Club, or the unpretentious Tooleybuc Golf Club. Find a quiet riverside camping spot in one of the state forests and relax with a rod. VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 15 Murray St, Barham CALL: 03 5453 3200 EMAIL: WEB: MUST EXPERIENCE MORE INFORMATION 39

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