Deniliquin, known affectionately as “Deni”, is a charming agricultural town with a thriving farm-to-table dining scene, a world-famous annual muster and some of the best golf courses in the region. Nestled on the Edward River, Deniliquin provides ample opportunities for water skiing, kayaking and cruising along on a houseboat.
Things to do in Deniliquin
Take advantage of the meandering Edward River with a day out exploring the native wildlife while kayaking. Adrenalin junkies can get their thrills with a day of water skiing, while those who prefer to take things slow should opt for a houseboat. Cast a line out to catch the iconic Murray cod, yellowbelly and other fish unique to the region.
Fancy yourself a talented golfer? Test your skills on the 18 challenging holes at Deniliquin Golf Club. This popular golf course has plenty of sand traps and water hazards, along with the on-site Bar & Bistro, perfect for a cold beer or meal after your game.
If you’re a country lass or lad at heart, time your visit for the annual Deni Ute Muster, where thousands of utes from around Australia come together for a three-day festival of music, dance, rodeo competitions and hearty Australian food. If fishing is more your style, make sure you’re around for the yearly Deniliquin Fishing Classic, which pits some of the state’s top anglers against each other.
In the centre of Deniliquin you’ll find a range of brand-name stores and welcoming coffee shops, along with the tranquil Waring Gardens, a public park with seasonal blooms. Visit the Peppin Heritage Centre and take a stroll around the array of local art exhibitions, including the man-made Lawson Syphon and Ute on a Pole project.
Getting around Deniliquin
The most straightforward way to reach Deniliquin and get around town is by driving. The trip from Melbourne takes 3.5 hours, while Canberra takes 5.5 hours and Sydney 7.5 hours. You can also walk around the centre of town, which is very compact.