Murchison is a small town passed through when traveling the rural backblocks of the rich farm lands in Goulburn Region. This is a pretty spot and allows a few hours to enjoy.

The first Europeans to visit what would become the site where the drovers. Squatters started settling the area in 1840 with a school being established that year and a police station in 1841.

The town grew rapidly with a post office opening on 19 January 1855 (replacing an earlier office at Warranga), a flour mill in 1858 and a Presbyterian Church and school in 1859. Small selectors started settling the area after 1870. A bridge was built over the Goulburn to replace the punt service in 1871,

The surrounding countryside contains orchards, vineyards and dairy farms.

There are two hotels in Murchison. One of which is at East Murchison.

The Catholic Church is a building that demonstrates what can go wrong when rebuilding.

The other churches are old and classic.

The Murchison War Memorial is on the river banks.

There is a lot of history in the area so allow time to visit the Museum and investigate.

Heritage diary


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course