For The Explorers and Nature Lovers
Red Gum Forests and sandy beaches mark this region of the Murray River, providing an abundance of flora and fauna to discover and explore, and water activities to enjoy. In addition to surrounding yourself with the incredible bushland, be sure to check out the interesting and naturally unique locations in Tocumwal and the neighboring towns. You can find some parks and gardens here.
Cactus Country is your local slice of North America 20m away from Time Out Holiday Park. Visit this stunning landscape garden laden with hundreds of different varieties of cacti up to 50 years old! Step inside this world of cactuses and feel like you have been transported to another country. Enjoy their famous cactus cake and good quality coffee in their garden café overlooking cactus country.
Take a quick hike and visit The Blowhole Reserve on Rocks Road, a mere 15m drive from the park. Sacred to the Ulupna and Bangaragn Aboriginal Tribe, rumour has it that they believed a giant Murray Cod lived at the bottom. When the Murray River is low, the blowhole is said to come alive. It is situated on a Granite outcrop, approximately 11 kilometres north of Tocumwal.
For The Leisure Seekers
The Farm Gate Trail is a must see and do, experience the fruits of labour and all the region’s land has to offer by visiting any of the surrounding primary producers. Make an itinerary in The Sun Country and follow your tastebuds on a farm trail, dropping in on the region’s most loved producers and buying the freshest of produce. Click here for a list of estates on The Farm Gate Trail. From almond, garlic, cherry, and strawberry farms, to cheesemakers and breweries, the list won’t disappoint you.
If staying at Time Out Holiday Park, it is essential that you visit Rich Glen Olive Estate. Only a 30m drive away from the park it is not something to be missed. Set in the picturesque landscape of Yarrawonga countryside adjacent to the Murray, you will feel like you have stepped back in time in the immaculate gardens of the estate. The award-winning experience displays five generations worth of machinery, photos and antique furniture, whilst you can visit the 100 year old farm shop and test-taste the most divine collection of condiments until your heart is content. Ranging from award-winning olive oil (of course), olives, salad dressings, relish, jams and dukkah, they also sell their famous beauty and skin care range! The farm shop is so inviting in the winter, with a large open log fire and a heavenly range of cakes tempting you to devour them. Make sure you have a bite to eat of their delicious menu – with dishes such as their farmgate platter for two (showcasing the estate’s finest products), or a homemade rustic pie it will be impossible to walk away. Be warned this experience is only for the indulgent.
Jump in the car and visit Rutherglen Wine Region, which has been traced back to early 1840’s when all the magic happened to create one of the world’s largest wine regions. The Wine Makers of Rutherglen have become famous not only for their variety of award-winning wine, but for their fame for knowing how to put on some remarkable award-winning events. It is safe to say they can organize a drink-up in a brewery. Each year they put on the Winery Walkabout which is held each year over the Queen’s birthday which is a weekend of wine tastings, food and music. What more could you want?! Keep your eye on this events page for Rutherglen often has events on each weekend ranging from farmer’s markets to sunset soiree’s, cheese making or winery tours. Enjoy a leisurely day out at Rutherglen visiting the area and touring the estates or involved yourself in the local events if you’re lucky enough to catch one. Make sure you especially visit Campbell’s Winery (Winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2015), to experience their hand crafted wines and local cheese and olives. (1 hour drive from Time Out Holiday Park).
Take a 25m drive to Monichino Winery an award-winning wine estate in the heart of the Goulburn Valley. The stunning Estate warmly welcomes any visitors and their knowledgeable staff will answer any questions you have on the topic of wine. Taste-test their glorious range or relax in the enchanting garden with a cheese-platter or high-tea. They have just opened their new café, ‘The Cellar Door’ serving the tastiest European Food, overlooking the backdrop of the rustic grape vines. The cafe is open from Wednesday – Sunday 11.30am – 3pm.
Come and pick your own fresh strawberries at The Big Strawberry, another local producer creating the most supreme strawberries in the region. Only a 12m drive from Time Out Holiday Park, don’t miss out on their famous pancakes and cream tea. Think of everything and anything that is strawberry flavored – and they have it. A must go for all strawberry fans.
Stop for lunch at Tocumwal’s Pie Shed – Possibly the best pies you will ever eat! Or dine at Kelly’s Pub (bookings are recommended).
For The Thrill or Exercise Seekers
If you’re keen for some thrills, why not experience sport aviation? Head to the Sport Aviation Flight Centre and take a glide over the Murray river to see it in all it’s glory. It is only a 10m drive from Time Out Holiday Park.
Keen golfers should pay a visit to the Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club! Situated along the Murray River, it is one of Australia’s best public access courses. It is also the perfect place for a nice game of bowls and a quiet drink in the afternoon sun. Be sure to enjoy a social game or watch the pros.
The Fishing Enthusiast
With the legendary Murray River on the doorstep of Time Out Holiday Park, there are no excuses to not go fishing. Recreational fishing licenses are required in these areas which can be bought from the following store – Koonoomoo Store, 7043 Goulburn Valley Highway, VIC 3644, a 15m drive from the park.
The famous Murray Cod, Golden Perch, and Murray Crayfish are the more common catches in this neck of the woods. A luckier catch may include the less common Silver Perch, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, or the extremely rare Trout Cod.
Visit the Big Murray Cod, ‘World’s Biggest Codfish’ on display, at Tocumwal Foreshore Park.
We also have a private boat ramp for those with boats.
The Dog -Walkers and Leg-Stretchers
Take advantage of the stunning bush wonderland surroundings and go on your own adventure hiking through the surrounding 20,000 acres of state park.
For exercise and educational at the same time, see the walk below:
Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force Memorial Creek Walk
(12m drive to start point from Time Out Holiday Park).
This walk starts from Tocumwal’s town center to the site of the former Tocumwal Aerodrome township, in memory of the presence of The Royal Australian Air Force in Tocumwal in WWII.
This stunning historic walk along the river, gives you a chance to learn the history of the WAAF in Tocumwal whilst exploring the town and taking in the local wildlife and flora and fauna.
Start: Tocumwal Town Centre, NSW 2714
Distance: 3.2km return – approximately 1hr 15m.
For the History Enthusiasts
The Tocumwal Railway Heritage Museum is located in the historic railway station. At the western end of town, there are three museum areas. The front museum incorporates photos and memorabilia dating back to 1908 and a steam train mural. There is rail and Lion’s Club memorabilia, along with tea rooms in the middle room and the third museum is furnished with old furniture and memorabilia, together with a working model train display. More information here.
If you love historic cars, visit Chrustie’s Museum in Tocumwal were you can find a collection of classic cars, trucks, tractors and caravans, as well as other memorabilia.
Did you know that during WWII Tocumwal was home to a major Royal Australian Air Force training airfield and aircraft depot? Find out more by visiting the Historic Aerodrome Museum.
Festivals & Events
Enjoy the yearly, seasonal, and monthly events unique to Tocumwal and the neighboring towns.
Contact the Tocumwal Visitor Information Centre on 03 5874 2517 for current information.