Cobram is situated across the grand waterway of the Murray River, which makes this victorian town a favourite for many nomads.
About the town: There are about 6000 people who live in this town and it is about 250 kilometres from Melbourne. Small landowners started settling down in 1870s but growth was accelerated by the establishment of The Railways in 1880s.
The ‘hotspots’ in this town are near the main street and Punt street, where there are an array of shops for you to shop for hours. So if there are men accompanying the ladies, the many cafes nearby will give them a place to sit till their women finish their shopping. Better still, if you have children, then close to this shopping precinct is a beautiful oasis called the Mivo park that has a lovely playground, a picnic spot and mesmerising rose gardens. This park also has an old Cobram railway station that takes you past a small lake, rose garden and even a log cabin, originally from 1892!
There are some famous hotels too around this corner, the most famous of them being The Cobram hotel built in 1892. Other historical buildings of significance here are the Masonic Lodge built in 1888 and the law offices built in 1892.
Do you want to lumber through some timber land?
The oldest part of Cobram is the Mill end, and as the name suggests, a lot of saw mills were set up here in 1886. This place is between the Murray river and Warkil street and some of the famous spots here are the Royal Victoria Hotel and a lovely shopping area. Apart from that, this is a residential area.
And the river it is!
Though there are so many places to go to in this popular holiday destination, though the main attraction for most caravanners has been the Murray river. The twists and turns of the river take it through a dense forest that provides the perfect walking trail, going past the wetlands and the bushlands.
If you like basking under the sun on sandy beaches, then there is plenty of that too. These beaches are lined by gum trees and, set against this, are picnic areas that are great places to set up camp. Apart from being able to watch the scenic beauty of the place, there is plenty to do like swimming, or boating or even catching fish for dinner.
A little further from the north of the bridge is the Thompsons Beach while Scotts Beach is a few kilometres from the town but it has many camping sites. There is a small island, called the Quinn island, that is home to many waterbirds and is spread over 40 hectares. If you are wondering how to get to the island, well, there is the footbridge!
The Murray river makes the entire area fertile, which means that there is plenty of fruits and wine available here.
The historic river lies in between Cobram and its sister city Barrooga which is famous for its fishing, swimming and boating, while providing a scenic backdrop for walking.
There is a small area of land at the edge of the town, between the town and the river that has forests and wetland, creating the perfect border to the idyllic town. There are plenty of walking trails that start from various roads of the town, taking visitors to exotic beaches.
It’s all peaches and cream: The comprehensive irrigation system that was structured after the World War II, sourcing water from the Murray river lead to the development of multiple fruit and dairy farms. The stable climate has provided further support to these farms, resulting in this area being called the ‘Peaches and Cream Country’. There is even a Peaches & Cream Festival that is held twice a year in Australia.
There are some exquisite wineries that this town is famous for, like the Big Strawberry that is a mere 10 km from Cobram. Another attraction is Cactus county which is 10 acres of land that has cactii and other succulents attracting visitors. This is 13 km from town and is also a great place to fish for golden perch, trout, Murray cod and catfish.
CObram is an exciting town that is great for camping, providing the right blend of adventure and scenic beauty.