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Taste your way through The Murray Farm Gate Trail

Taste your way through The Murray Farm Gate Trail

No matter the season, a food safari is always a great way to explore a new place. You can take in the tastiest experiences in the region, and your stretch-the-legs pit stops are enhanced by the gourmet morsels stashed away in the glove box. So, for your next adventure, consider The Murray Farm Gate Trail, which offers local delicacies from every section of the Healthy Eating Pyramid – not forgetting the sweet point on the top – meaning you can tour and taste the region to your heart’s content!

Spanning 140 kilometres between Barmah, Victoria, and Corowa, just over the border in New South Wales, the Murray River Farm Gate Trail offers 21 farm gate experiences, with something to entice visitors of all predilections – cheese, fruit, vegetables, wines, beers, liqueurs, oils, meat, nuts, honey, preserves and more. Here, we will take you to just a few destinations along the trail to whet your appetite.

Start with a truly unique experience at Cactus Country, on the Murray Valley Highway in Strathmerton. Described as ‘a little piece of Mexico on the Murray’, Cactus Country is an easy drive from Melbourne and offers the chance to feel a world away. Wander the sandy trails through a 12-acre desert oasis among countless cacti and succulents, or head for the lookout dome to get a stunning elevated view.

Of course, to earn a place on the Murray River Farm Gate Trail, Cactus Country also needs to offer a top gastronomical experience, and this is where its bar and restaurant comes in. Serving all the Mexican favourites you love – such as nachos and quesadillas – the restaurant also offers cactus ice cream, cactus cake, or a decadent cake and ice cream combo! Along with the usual hot drinks, you can also order Mexican sodas, frozen margaritas, or a prickly pear gin shot! Take your bevvies on a stroll among the cacti, and let the kids enjoy the cactus scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera – the towering cacti offer Insta-worthy photo opportunities around every corner!

To read more about the Murray Farm Gate Trail, read the Autumn 2022 edition of Caravanning Australia!

Image: Cactus Country, Strathmerton (C) Visit Victoria.

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