The twin towns of Yarrawonga-Mulwala, separated by the Murray River, boast a large and beautiful man-made lake and combine to make the perfect spot for golfers, anglers, water sports fanatics, bush walkers and campers.

Known as Sun Country, the area features plenty of sunshine and a wide-open landscape. Wander along pretty sandy beaches to find your own quiet swimming spot on the river. Adventurous visitors can hire a canoe and explore the backwaters and lagoons. Alternatively, take a cruise or try your hand at waterskiing on Lake Mulwala.

Play a round of golf on the largest public access golf course in Australia, with 45 holes on two championship courses and a nine-hole executive course.

Mulwala's Pioneer Museum takes a comprehensive look at the early pioneering days of Australia.

Make the most of being in this strong farming region and stop at farm gates to load up on fresh local produce. A Farm Gate Trail brochure is available from the local Visitor Information Centre.

Yarrawonga-Mulwala is 285 kilometres from Melbourne, or about three hours 15 minutes along the Hume Freeway and the Benalla-Yarrawonga Road.