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Euston, Murray River, New South Wales
Euston - Where the Murray River's fun!
Situated between Mildura and Swan Hill in south-western New South Wales, Euston and Robinvale are nestled on opposite banks of one of the most user-friendly stretches of the Murray River. So, leave your troubles at home and treat yourself to a soul-satisfying journey to this beautiful and pristine part of Australia.
Euston is gateway to Balranald, Yanga National Park, World Heritage Willandra Lakes and Mungo Natonal Park and the outback. Sitting at the heart of Euston is the popular Euston Club and Resort right on the banks of the Murray River.
Lock 15 (Murray locks and weirs) on the Murray River is just downstream of Euston and provides a pool of irrigation water and ensuring that the river near Robinvale Euston is permanently available for water activities. The weir and lock were completed in 1937, the last one built on the Murray River system.
Visit the Old Euston Courthouse which contains photographs and memorabilia of the district plus a small one-room museum dedicated to the Bush Nursing Service. Open 1pm to 5pm on the first Sunday of the month or by request. The Courthouse at Euston has been home to the Euston-Robinvale Historical Society since 1981 when the Society was founded. The aim of the members is to house and preserve written and photographic material relating to the history of the two towns and their surrounds.
Whilst in Euston, take a stroll through the township and view the six plaques that have been erected on sites of historical significance. Each plaque is accompanied by photo and text describing a time and place in the history of Euston. The plaques are located at the following places around Euston: at Euston Court House, opposite the Royal Hotel, at Euston Public School, on the road outside the Euston Club, with two plaques along the Murray River’s edge at the car park near the River at the bottom of the Club.
There is a great riverfront walk that stretches from Lock 15 to Robinvale taking in some of the regions diverse landscapes.
The Euston Riverfront Caravan Park resides right on the Murray River, along with the Euston Club Motel. While the Euston Club and Resort offers cabin accommodation with great views of the Murray River. You'll also find a convenient RV dump point right by the Murray River.
Just 13km out of Euston on the road to Balranald is Lake Benanee is a large freshwater lake. It covers, when full, an area of around 750 hectares. Lake Benanee has a beach area and public toilets and is easily seen and accessed from the Sturt Highway.
The Hattah-Kulkyne National Park is west of Robinvale Euston, this park is typical Mallee country with extensive low scrub and open native pine woodlands featuring a network of freshwater lakes seasonally filled by creeks connected to the Murray River. The Murray-Kulkyne National Park fronts the Murray River and adjoining the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, it is noted for its variety of riverine landforms on the floodplains of the Murray River and offers activities including camping, caravanning, fishing, boating, swimming and walking. Both parks form part of the a biosphere.
Imagine how relaxing it would be to gaze leisurely at the ancient River red gums that rise above the banks of the magnificent Murray River. Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, smell the healing balm of the native eucalyptus wafting in the gentle afternoon breeze. Get away to Euston Robinvale where the Murray River's fun and relax, relax, relax!
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