Towns in Australia

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Yarrawonga VIC


Postcode: 3730

Yarrawonga is a town in the Moira Shire Local Government Area in the Australian state of Victoria. The town is situated on the south bank of the Murray River, the border between Victoria and New South Wales. Yarrawonga’s twin town of Mulwala is on the other side of the Murray River.

Yarrawonga is located on the Murray Valley Highway, approximately 220 kilometres north east of the state capital, Melbourne.

Yarrawonga/Mulwala has grown very quickly in recent years.

Yarrawonga’s main attraction is Lake Mulwala, formed by the damming of the Murray River, immediately downstream of Yarrawonga. The lake is a popular location for activities such as boating kayaking and fishing. There are two crossings of the Murray between Yarrawonga and Mulwala; across the weir (a stock route carrying a single lane of traffic); and a bridge over Lake Mulwala. This bridge contains an unusual bend and dip in the middle, a result of miscommunication between the two state governments.

The Yarrawonga Football Club participates in the Ovens and Murray Football League in the sport of Australian rules football, which has produced the likes of Joel Smith, Ben Dixon, and Tom Lonergan.