YOUR FIRST STOP IN
The Robinvale Bridge Motel is quite literally the first stop as you enter Victoria over the bridge from New South Wales, so you might as well stop and stay a while.
With beautifully refurbished and decorated rooms for business travellers, labourers, families or just those of us who don't like to plan too far in advance, there is a room for everyone.
We even have a beautiful in-ground pool and BBQ facilities along with our onsite "The Jack Bar & Bistro" where you can call in for dinner or just a drink.
Dean & Alison Mitchell are your hosts and look forward to welcoming you to Robinvale.
The Mallee Almond Blossom Festival on the 21st of August will make a welcome return to Robinvale this year. In it's Thirteenth year it promises to be a great day out for locals and visitors to the area who come to witness the arrival of Spring in the local almond orchards.
Held on the lawns of the Robinvale Community Arts Centre, on the banks of the Murray River come and enjoy a relaxing day spent listening to the famous Russell Morris and ABBA cover band, the Flaming Sambucas. There are free activities for the kids, stalls, food and bus tours of the orchards. For more information go to www.mabf.org.au
With beautiful wide banks sloping into the water, perfect sand bars, sweeping bends and calm waters, our stretch of the Murray River from Miller's Bend to the weir and below is some of the best for water sports.
Every summer you'll see all levels of water skier's, wakeboarders, jet skiers out on the water. It's the perfect place for beginners to learn and a brilliant place for the pro's to perfect their barefooting skills and tricks on boards.
Head upstream or below the lock in search of the elusive giant Murray Cod and you never know your luck. Perch have been on the bite of late as well
THE MURRAY RIVER'S BEST LOCATION FOR WATER SPORTS
HOUSE & PARTY BOATS
They say the simple things in life are often the best, and one of those is our stunning summer Mallee sunsets with the Murray River in the foreground.
Life doesn't get much better really and it's one of those things locals grow up with, but a luxury for those from other parts of the world.
In 1919 Bert (Herbert) Cuttle and his wife Margaret brought the square mile of freehold (pre-emptive rights) of Bumbang Station. The Cuttle’s envisaged a township and had architects plan for a town and also their retirement home, here on the site of Bumbang Station.
On October 23rd, 1924, the township blocks were sold by auction and the town received its name – ‘Robinvale’.
In 1926 the old drop-log pine homestead at Bumbang, was demolished to make way for the new homestead – Robinswood. Robinswood was architecturally designed and built on a very modern concrete ‘raft’, with double brick cavity walls.
Water was heated by a copper coil in the firebox of the wood stove and kept in an insulated storage tank. Hot water was piped to the kitchen and bathroom.
There was a cellar for cool storage. Rainwater was stored underground and pumped up over the kitchen sink.
The roof tiles, folding door and decorative windows are original; woodwork being stained instead of painted as it is now. The floors were polished wood with carpet squares.
Mr and Mrs Cuttle moved from Ultima to reside at Robinswood.
TO FIND OUT MORE: CLICK HERE or visit Robinswood whilst in Robinvale.
GATEWAY TO MUNGO NATIONAL PARK
Blazing red earth landscapes - One of those times when the destination trumps the journey.
Mungo is unlike anywhere else in Australia. You'll be forgiven for thinking you’ve arrived on Mars. Hike, bike and drive around this World Heritage Site to make the most of its Aboriginal culture and ancient landscapes.
Protecting and preserving the Aboriginal culture and heritage of Mungo National Park, part of the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area, is a joint effort. NPWS collaborates with representative elders from three local Aboriginal tribes to help manage this special and ancient place. For more information on Mungo National Parks and the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage site CLICK HERE.
There is an endless amount of river tracks along our Murray River, and a great fully sealed, dedicated walking / bike track from Robinvale, over the bridge to Euston which is approximately 3km.
This track will give you some amazing views of the Murray River from the top and walks you through some beautiful bushland on the NSW side.
Head south along the sealed track from the boat ramp and learn a little about the recent history of the area and some of the landmarks. This walk takes you down to "The Cut" where many houseboats are moored and some beautiful views await. You can keep walking for miles past "The Cut" along the river tracks through the Mallee scrub.