There are plenty of FREE resort facilities to keep the young and the young at heart amused! Some of the activities you can enjoy at Morning Glory River Resort and Function Centre include:
- Solar heated walk-in resort pool – open 9am to 10pm daily
- Adventure Playground
- Games room with video games, table tennis table, tv, billiard table – open 9am to 9pm daily
- Books, games and DVD’s available for loan from the kiosk
- Sports oval for family football, soccer & cricket matches
- A full sized plexipave tennis court
- Two hole golf course
- Six hole mini golf course
- Sporting equipment available from the kiosk (tennis racquets, golf clubs, footballs etc)
- Swim in the Murray at the sandy river beach
- Resort jetty to catch a native Murray Cod or Yellow Belly for dinner
- Boat ramp for easy launch of jetskis, fishing and ski boats
- Bush walking – we have various walking tracks that will take you on scenic walks around the 323 ha property
- Explore the resort and beyond by bike (byo bicycles)
- Camp fire drums for you to toast marshmallows
- View the wildlife – spot birds, possums and kangaroos
If you run out of things to do at Morning Glory (which we doubt!) you can also use the Resort as a base from which to explore the many and varied attractions in the area.
You are on the door step of Barmah National Park where you can spend the day exploring, bird watching, canoeing the lake district or Murray River, cruise the ‘narrows’ part of the Murray where birdlife is abundant.
Visit Barmah National Park
Nowhere else in the world can you experience such timeless, natural beauty and peace as when you are gliding through the World-Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands aboard MV Kingfisher. Hear fascinating commentary form your certified eco guide about the hundreds of species of water birds, animals and native fish that have made the Barmah Wetlands and Forest their home, and about myths and legends of this very special area.
Visit MV Kingfisher
If you would prefer to explore and travel the Murray River or Barmah Lakes at your own pace, then canoes are available for hire at Gondwana Canoe Hire just up the road in Barmah.
Visit Gondwana Canoe Hire
Visit Cape Horn Vineyard and Cellar Door where you can enjoy a range of delicious wood fired pizzas, cheese platters and dip plates along with a fully stocked bar. But of course, you must taste their wines which will undoubtedly surprise you with their full flavours in both white and red varieties. Live music is a feature on weekends during the warmer months and a courtesy transfer service is available from Morning Glory River Resort (subject to minimum numbers – bookings essential).
Alternatively, you can take make your own way by car via the scenic Stewarts Bridge Road drive (30 mins) or by water and enjoy the 14 kilometre downstream cruise downstream (approx 20 mins)
The small township of Mathoura, only 30 minutes’ drive, has a visitor information centre which can guide your fun filled day to explore the Mathoura Heritage Train, a self-guided town tour following the steps of the timber cutting pioneers.
Discover the Cadell Fault, a ridge running from Echuca to Deniliquin (through Mathoura), formed when the land was thrust upwards by earthquakes about 30 thousand years ago. The Mathoura Reed Beds Bird Hide with boardwalk looks out across the wetlands teaming with bird life. The Back Roads trail has signposted interpretive sites along the Cobb Highway allows you to learn how we have lived on and shaped this land from Dreamtime prehistory to the present day.
Deniliquin is worth the 1 hour drive to visit the Peppin Heritage Centre and Art Gallery, the Historical Society Museum, golf course and bowls rinks. The Edwards river passes through the township providing a relaxed and peaceful backdrop for visitors.
The historic towns of Echuca-Moama are only 25 minutes away to the south. Experience Echuca Moama’s many exciting attractions and activities, the perfect place to spend a fun-filled day, or if time allows, an extended visit. Investigate the regions rich and diverse history at one of the many museums while taking a stroll through the famous historic Port of Echuca.
Hire a canoe or take a horse and carriage ride, a horse riding adventure, an adrenalin-fuelled water ski lesson, laser or paintball, explore a maze or play a round of mini golf, or venture onto our world renowned 36 hole golf course and bowling greens, try your luck at ten pin bowling or go for a swim.