PLAN YOUR VISIT
HOW TO GET TO CACTUS COUNTRY
The easiest way to get to Cactus Country is by car.
Cactus Country is located in Strathmerton, Australia.
Strathmerton is only a 3-hour drive from Melbourne. This small town is located where the Goulburn Valley and Murray Valley Highway cross paths. Type Cactus Country Strathmerton into Google Maps and find the easiest way to plan your trip.
There are so many great places to stay nearby if you’d like to stop overnight. Click here for our recommendations. Keep an eye out for the native Koalas and Kangaroos too, as there are plenty in this region, especially in the bushland along the "Mighty Murray"
The easiest way to get here from Melbourne is by car. You can take the Hume Highway M31 for the first 100 km of your journey, until the Shepparton turn off. Then it’s the Goulburn Valley Freeway/Highway for the rest of your trip. This drive will take you just 3 hours. You can plan your route with Google Maps.
By public transport
Check the website V-line for more information about trains and busses. You can also buy your ticket on their website. Traveling by public transport will take you from 3.5 up to 4.5 hours to arrive in Strathmerton. From Melbourne, you’ll have to get on a train at the Southern Cross train station. There are four trains departing per day. There is only one train which departs in the morning, so make sure you catch this one if you want to spend a day at our garden! Two of these trains will go to Shepparton, and the other two will go to Seymour. With both stations, you’ll have to catch a bus the rest of the way to Strathmerton. From the bus stop in Strathmerton, there is about a 30 minute walk out to Cactus Country.
No worries, you can have a little break at our café with a nice refreshing drink and a snack. If you have time you can also check out Cafe 3641 in Strathmerton, renowned for using local fresh produce, and a must visit if you have a sweet tooth! (the Chocolate Raspberry Ganache is a family favourite)
The only accessible way to reach Cactus Country from Sydney is by car.
Take the Hume Motorway/Freeway M31 until you have passed Wodonga, then take the Murray Valley Highway exit for the last 117 km of your journey. Plan your trip on Google Maps.
A ride from Sydney will take you 7 hours. Why not plan a road trip? On your way you will pass by Australia’s capital city; Canberra. Another popular city along the way is Albury/ Wodonga. There are plenty of dining options and vineyards in the Murray Valley region. We highly recommend stopping at Warrabilla Wines. The Riesling and the Reds are amazing!
It is easy to get from Echuca to Cactus Country by car, taking just over an hour. Plan your trip on Google maps. The back roads through Barmah are a beautiful drive. Go for an eco Kingfisher Cruise in Barmah, or visit Nathalia along your way!
By public transport
There is a bus travelling from Echuca to Strathmerton, but they only depart later in the afternoon. If you want to check availability, please check the V-line website.