Halfway between Balranald and Mildura on the Sturt Highway, the Murray River town of Euston is recognised as the table grape capital of Australia.
Euston and its sister, the Victorian border town of Robinvale, straddle a particularly scenic stretch of the Murray as Australia's most important river twists and turns through a mosaic of citrus orchards and vineyards.
The river, of course, is a recreational playground for fishermen and water sportsmen.
The Euston weir lies just a few kilometres downstream from McWilliams Wines regional headquarters and the fascinating Lexia Room whose displays and memorabilia trace the history of the grape and wine-making in the area.
In its halcyon days as a pivotal Murray River port, Euston was a thriving town with its own court house, police station, boiling down and wool scouring plants and euclyptus oil processing factory, but as the river trade dwindled and died, the town's fortunes ebbed and today it is a pleasant backwater much enjoyed by campers and fishermen.