Yarrawonga, only three hours drive north of Melbourne, is situated between Cobram and Rutherglen in the north of the state, across the Murray River from the New South Wales town of Mulwala.
The area's major natural attraction is Lake Mulwala which was formed by the building of a weir across the Murray River in the 1930s. The resulting 23 kilometre long lake is a popular location for boating, fishing and swimming. A number of tourist operators offer cruises on the lake and river.
Yarrawonga is well known for its warm and stable climate with attractive parks and gardens located at the northern end which front onto Lake Mulwala.
Other attractions in town include the Old Yarra Mine Shaft tourist complex, and the Tudor House Clock Museum. Good views along the Murray River and across Lake Mulwala can be enjoyed from the road and walkway along the Yarrawonga Weir.
Murray Valley Resort combines the magnificent sunny climate, great recreational facilities and superb home comforts to create the perfect holiday environment.
Close by, Lake Mulwala is the centre for all water activities with waterskiing, windsurfing, canoeing, swimming, fishing, touring and cruising restaurants.
There's also plenty do to on dry land with historic homesteads and art and craft galleries to be explored. Take a scenic flight; pick up some local produce at the bush markets; try horse riding; or play a round at the 45 hole Yarrawonga and Border Golf Club - the largest golf complex in Australia situated adjacent to the mighty Murray River.
For pure indulgence try one of the excellent restaurants and visit the world famous Rutherglen Wineries, or visit one of the licensed clubs offering entertainment, delicious food or a play on the pokies.
Murray Valley Resort offers a large variety of passive or active pastimes dotted throughout the landscaped surrounds of the Resort.
Facilities include an indoor pool complex with heated pool, spa and sauna; two outdoor swimming pools, a large outdoor spa and an outdoor babies pool; an exercise room, full size tennis court, half court tennis, squash and racquet ball court; children's games room including free video games, table tennis and pool table; an adult lounge with large LCD TV, darts, snooker, kelly pool and library; 16 covered outdoor barbeques; a children's playground; 18 hole mini golf; fishing rods and mountain bikes.
Visitors can also enjoy the great indoors at Murray Valley Resort. The flexible split level design of each apartment is ideal for families with single beds upstairs and the master bedroom downstairs - some with spa and ensuite. Apartments are fully self-contained with the spacious living rooms opening onto fully equipped kitchens. Enjoy in-house movies, six Austar channels and board games.
With 21 cellar doors in close proximity, it's easy to spend a few days in and around Rutherglen. A huge variety of wines are produced here, so take time to meander between vineyards comparing styles and vintages and be sure to eat in the town of Rutherglen or at one of the vineyard restaurants.
With so much to see and do, Murray Valley Resort is a fantastic family destination, winter or summer!