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Tongala

Home to the Golden Cow and the Nestle milk factory, Tongala is just a short drive from Echuca on the Victorian side of the NSW border. It's fair dinkum dairy country out here, as you might expect, and pretty as a picture. The Golden Cow Dairy Education and Tourism Centre presents a working, hands-on rundown of the dairy and associated agricultural industries. Visitors can watch milking sessions, cuddle young calves and tap into the history of the dairy industry, irrigation development, land care and techniques to combat the scourge of rising salinity in soil levels. Tongala also hosts an annual Tent Town Festival in March when artists and craftsmen gather to show their wares and to discuss the state of their art. At neighbouring Kyabram, there's a fauna park, and it's only 15 minutes or so by car to Echuca and its NSW twin, Moama, which straddle the border. Shepparton is about half an hour's drive away to the east. The Goulburn River is nearby and the 7000ha Barmah State Park lies just beyond Echuca. The park and the adjoining state forest contain the largest stand of red gums in the world. Some of the gums in the Heritage-listed forest are more than 500 years old. Many of the trees top 45metres and have a girth of up to four metres.

Tongala: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Billabong Ranch


Billabong Ranch Fun Park provides plenty of entertaining activities for those looking for a range of activities on the one site. The sensor-activated 18 hole indoor Mini Golf Course is the only of its kind in Australia, entertaining with realistic and amusing noises.

The Bouldering Wall offers fun and fitness while challenging you and your mates to traverse the 30 metre Rock Climbing Wall, apparently the longest in Australia. Three different levels cater for beginners to advanced climbers.

An Indoor Archery Range is a great chance to test you aim. Billabong instructors offer helpful advice on technique which makes this activity suitable for those who have never tried their luck with a bow and arrow. Keep score for fun as you try this addictive sport.

Pedal leisurely around the pedal boat dam or challenge your family and friends to a race around the islands in one of the Ranch's Pedal Boats.

Check out the Great Aussie Adventure Frisbee Golf Course. Work your way around Australia in this fun new activity.

The Animal Nursery is very popular. Billabong staff guide you through a hands on experience with a variety of animals including puppies, kittens, goats, fluffy chooks, ducks, guinea pigs, rabbits, sheep, donkey alpaca and more.

Let experienced guides take you back in time and discuss different carts, harness and other Australiana items on your tour of the horse drawn museum. Horse Riding caters for first timers, through to experienced riders. The trail rides allow you to bond with your horse and explore the magnificent red gum forests on the banks of the Murray and Goulburn Rivers.

For those too young to trail ride, there are the pony rides. Gentle ponies are perfect for youngsters trying out their riding skills.






Glanville Road and Tehan Road
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 22.4K from Tongala

Tongala: Events

Kyabram Bush Market


Held in conjunction with the Kyabram RV and Country Music Corral, Kyabram Bush Market is a great day of shopping, just in time to start your Christmas shopping.

Allen Street (main street of Kyabram) is blocked off to traffic and traders come out into the street with their wares, along with lots of activities for the kids to see and do.



Event Dates
2016
      4th Nov


Allan Street
Kyabram, VIC, 3620

Located 13.8K from Tongala

Kyabram RV Country Music Corral


The 2015 Kyabram RV and Country Music Corral is an exciting time for all country music fans from near and far. The event hosted a swag of fantastic performers from all around with a great line up of shows.

The festival is swarmed with - motorhomers, caravaners, troopies, fifth wheelers, camper trailers, tents and of course the general public.

Information on artists are displayed on the events website once performers are confirmed.

Please see the event Facebook page for more information and to access the flyer.


Event Dates
2016
      4th Nov
      5th Nov
      6th Nov


Allen Street
Kyabram, VIC, 3620

Located 13.8K from Tongala

Billabong Ranch Brumby Run


Billabong Ranch Brumby Run, 12 kilometres and over 25 obstacles. Are you up for the Challenge?

Run, walk or scramble. It doesn't matter how you finish as long as you have a go. Enter your group or team for the chance to win the lucky group prize. Largest group entry also receives a prize.

Bar open all weekend, no BYO alcohol please, with music and drinks around the camp fire Saturday night.

Parking Fee proceeds from parking going to Echuca Hospital Make Your Mark.



Event Dates
2016
      29th Oct


Glanville Road and Tehan Road
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 15.9K from Tongala

Girgarre Moosic Muster


The Girgarre Moosic Muster is a family friendly music festival based on a combination of Bluegrass, Irish, Gospel, country and folk music - a little for everybody.

It is a festival where a very strong emphasis is placed on participation whether that be as a performer, a teacher or a learner. Approximately 35 workshops are run covering a huge range of activities which includes lessons in guitar, banjo, double bass, mandolin, ukulele, violin, tin whistle, harmonica as well as workshops on signing and harmony, percussion and music rotation. These workshops are of different levels so that they are inclusive of all, whether it be as a novice or a gifted musician. A designated children's program is ran in conjunction with the Community Cottage.

A total of six concerts cater for all tastes in music - the two Friday evening concerts are open to all to participate. The Saturday evening offer different musical experiences. The outdoor concert is for the bands with big sounds while the indoor concert is a coffee club style of music.

Sunday morning concerts are continued at the Farmers market and at a gospel session inside the hall. Festival ends with a walk up concert on Sunday evening.


Event Dates
2017
      6th Jan
      7th Jan
      8th Jan


9 Morgan Crescent
Girgarre, VIC, 3624

Located 16.8K from Tongala

Girgarre Farmers' Produce Market


With the theme Make it, Bake it, Grow it, on the second Sunday of the month, the Girgarre Farmer's Produce Market is a true country market with a variety of seasonal produce, home made and locally grown products.

Over 90 stalls offer an array of locally hand made crafts and produce, including fresh orange juice, free tea and coffee with cake, Thai and Asian food and ice creams.

Musical entertainment can also be enjoyed early morning till noon.





Event Dates
2016
      14th Aug
      11th Sep
      9th Oct
      13th Nov
      11th Dec
2017
      8th Jan
      12th Feb


Girgarre-Rushworth Rd and Winter Rd
Girgarre, VIC, 3624

Located 16.9K from Tongala

Winter Blues Festival


Forget the winter blues at Echuca Moama's annual Winter Blues Festival, a weekend not to be missed.

The Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival has become a feature event on the Australian Blues calendar. On the last weekend in July the cream of Australian Blues artists converge of Echuca Moama for a spectacular weekend of music and entertainment in the clubs, hotels, restaurants and streets.

Visitors to this much loved festival can soak up the blues and roots atmosphere from every street corner, restaurants and bars. This year's sixteenth annual festival was the largest to date with over forty blues artists, 145 performances, filling 30-plus venues across Echuca Moama. The fact that the vast majority of the blues and roots music is free is still a major drawcard for the festival.

Visit the website all your official Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival information.


Event Dates
2016
      29th Jul
      30th Jul
      31st Jul


High Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 21.6K from Tongala

Echuca Farmers Market


Echuca Farmers Market is an accredited member of the VFMA and held on the first, third and fifth Saturday of each month.

Walk through the variety of stalls with seasonal fruit and vegetables, preserves, flowers, baked goods and fresh meat and seafood.

Enjoy a coffee and cooked breakfast from the Market Van while you spend a day admiring all the wares on offer.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Jul
      6th Aug
      20th Aug
      3rd Sep
      17th Sep
      1st Oct
      15th Oct
      29th Oct
      5th Nov
      19th Nov
      3rd Dec
      17th Dec
      31st Dec
2017
      7th Jan
      21st Jan


Hare Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 22.0K from Tongala

Tongala: Travel Tips

Echuca-Moama Visitor Information and Booking Centre


Echuca-Moama Visitor Information and Booking Centre is located on the banks of the mighty Murray River, the twin towns of Echuca Moama are the closest point of the Murray to Melbourne, just a two and a half hour drive.

Echuca Moama represents not only a bygone era with horse-drawn carriages and woodturners but it also showcases all the conveniences of the modern era.

The historic Port Precinct is recognised as one of Australia's finest heritage icons and is home to the largest riverboat fleet in the world, Australia's Paddlesteamer Capital.

The iconic wharf has been recently meticulously restored, enhanced by new red gum walkways along the riverbank.

The Echuca-Moama Visitor Information and Booking Centre can provide visitors with information on attractions and activities in the local area as well as book visitors accommodation through their reservation service.

They can also book the Paddlesteamer, local attractions and tours as well. Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre has a touch screen information system, information on other areas including Regional Victoria and New South Wales, assistance with conference co-ordination, gifts and souvenirs and suggested itinerary's within the Shire of Campaspe and Murray Shire.




2 Heygarth St
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 22.5K from Tongala

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