Wahgunyah is a small Victorian town on the Murray River that works with the Corowa economic base, on the other side of the River. At no time ever would a Wahgunyan admit to coming from Corowa or NSW.

The name is believed to be an Aboriginal phrase meaning "Big Camp" or "Big Shelter".

The Wahgunyah cattle run were leased by John Foord and John Crisp in 1841. The township was established by Foord in 1856 and became important before the arrival of the railway in 1879 as the furthest upstream port on the Murray. The Post Office opened on 1 July 1858 and a school opened the same year.

 The main factory of Nestle’ breakfast cereal arm Uncle Toby’s is on the outskirts of Wahgunyah.

The Hotel is Wahgunyah is a grand and classic pub.

The Catholic Church is represented by the Mass Tree.

The Anglican Church is on the main street and over a century old.

The Wahgunyah War Memorial overlooks the Murray River.

Wahgunyah is a small pass through town, but be sure to check out that tree.

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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