Murchison, Victoria, Australia, is a small village in the rural hinterland of the state of Victoria in the southeast of Australia. Around a thousand people live in this small community, located on the banks of the Goulburn River. The village is also known as "River Bank Garden Town." Before the European settlers arrived in the early nineteenth century, the so-called Ngooraialum, the local Aborignal tribe, inhabited the area.
Departing from Melbourne, there are regular bus services available to get to Murchison. The ride is around two and a half hours; however, it is much quicker to get there by car.
Farming and the wine production are important for the local economy. There are excellent wineries located in the Greater Shepparton region, and the wineries in the region around Murchison offer a great variety of quality wines from local grapes. Numerous farmers grow pears and apples in the Goulburn Valley -- do not miss the local ciders if you like that sort of drink.
If you like history, check out Murchison Italian Ossario, a war memorial and chapel. During World War II, around four thousand Germans, Italians, and Japanese were detained in prison camps in Murchison. All Italian internees who had died in Australian prison camps were interred in the mausoleum. The grave of King Charles Tattambo can be visited in the local cemetery. In the main riverside park, the Meteorite Park, you can find some artistic cow statues. One of the cows is so cleverly painted that it looks like it had been wrapped in sheets of metal armour.
Murchison is a small community. You can find a couple of hotels, guesthouses, and a campsite in the area if you want to stay. Backpackers looking for farm work can use a Murchison, Victoria, Australia hostel as a place to stay, though you do not have to work on a farm to stay in a hostel in Murchison, Victoria, Australia. You can use a Murchison, Victoria, Australia hostel as a base to explore the rural area of Victoria.
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