Murray River canoe trails

Overview

These four canoe trails in Murray Valley National Park and Victoria’s Barmah National Park offer something for every paddler. Canoe the flowing Murray River, secluded creeks or Barmah Lake. All four…

These four canoe trails in Murray Valley National Park and Victoria’s Barmah National Park offer something for every paddler. Canoe the flowing Murray River, secluded creeks or Barmah Lake.

All four canoe trails in Murray Valley National Park and Barmah National Park have easy water access:

Picnic Point to Barmah Lakes day visitor area (17.4 kilometres, one-way, three hours 30 minutes).
Push off from Picnic Point and follow the mighty Murray downstream through the mouth of Barmah Lake. Stop by Swift's campground for a picnic.

Barmah Lakes day visitor area to Rices Bridge (2.74 kilometres, return, 30 minutes).
Paddle downstream to explore Broken Creek and Rices Bridge, before returning the same way.

Barmah Lakes day visitor area to Barmah Lake (5.3 kilometres, loop, one hour 20 minutes).
Head upstream into Barmah Lake for a short loop. A longer loop leads to the lake’s upper reaches, thick with reeds.

Barmah Lakes day visitor area to Barmah (11.08 kilometres, one-way, two hours 15 minutes).
Feel the breeze on your face as you canoe downstream to the town of Barmah.

Enjoy the gentle splash of oars and creak of river red gum branches as you explore the mighty Murray River by paddle power. These Ramsar-listed wetlands are a haven for waterbirds and great for fishing.

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