Tourism and recreation make a significant contribution to the life and economy of almost all parts of the Murray-Darling Basin, much more so than is generally appreciated.
In recent years, there has been an increasing effort to attract tourists to outback NSW, including the Darling River. The advent of the grey nomads, improved signage, changing communities, more accessible information through the media and better roads has made this more possible.
There have also been an increasing number of visitors who want to engage with natural resources, (Eg Rivers, wetlands, riverine, forests and native wildlife) along the major rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin.
Bird watching along the Murray and the Darling Rivers is a rapidly growing past time and attracts local and overseas visitors.
Visitor Information Centres are becoming an important resource, not just for the normal tourist, but as sources of information about the region’s rivers, ecosystems and natural resource management. There is an increased interest in the natural environment through interpretive centres and signage.
Recent years have also seen growth in the number of small tourist operators who have capitalised on these opportunities with niche tours to significant places along the Darling River and outback NSW. As well as the more traditional hotels, new motels, bed and breakfast establishments and farm stays are recent phenomena.
As this website promotes, the Darling is indeed ‘an undiscovered treasure’ and can cater for all tourists.
TRENTHAM ESTATE WINES
Trentham Estate is committed to the northern Victoria, southern NSW region, and the winery is a participating member of the Murray Darling Environmental Foundation. Trentham Estate has established a purchase/contribution arrangement with all Murphy’ s Lore wines sold. See www.trenthamestate.com.au for their latest releases.
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