Set on the foreshores of Lake Mulwala, the border town of Mulwala has emerged in recent years as a major aquatic and sports centre. The 6000ha lake was formed when the Murray River was dammed at the Yarrawong Weir in 1939 and attracts recreational sailors, sail-boarders, water-skiers, swimmers and anglers the year round. As its name implies, Pelican Island is a breeding sanctuary for Australia's most identifiable sea bird, while the lake also supports several colonies of ibis.
Along with its twin town of Yarrawonga on the Victorian side of the border, Mulwala has also become a popular haven for lawn bowlers and golfers, most of whom are attracted by the 45-hole layout at the Yarrawonga and Border Golf Club.
Holidaying children and the young at heart can while away the day at the Linley Animal Park which offers horse and pony rides amid the displays of native and exotic animals. Tunzafun Amusement Park holds a special attraction for children.