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Water adventures

We are pretty lucky in River Country, with five glorious rivers flowing through our region.

The long stretch of the Murray through River Country offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the river this spring. And with handy access pontoons in Barham and Tooleybuc joining the plentiful river beaches and boat ramps.

The calm Edward River is popular for a spot of fishing, kayaking or canoeing. The Wakool and Neimur Rivers are abundant with fish life, with a well-earned reputation for being the best rivers for fishing the Murray Cod. Whilst in the very north of River Country the second longest river in Australia - the Murrumbidgee flows. Perfect for bird watching, canoeing and even a spot of swimming.

There’s no excuse to remaining on dry land for too long!


Our still waters deliver the perfect setting to escape civilisation and enjoy a refreshing aquatic-based experience. Opt for a canoe and venture off land, travelling along the mighty Murray or one of its many tributaries that span the region.

If a guided trail is more your style, try the Edward River Canoe Trail and savour the natural beauty of this unique river system and the surrounding river red gum forests. Canoes are available for hire in Echuca Moama, Barham and Deniliquin.

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP)

This fun water-based activity is fast becoming the ultimate aquatic adventure and our river country offers the ideal location to start or step-up your paddle boarding game! All you need is a body of water and your equipment. No waves are required, making our riverside destination the perfect SUP environment. Find your happy place and enjoy spectacular views of the water and surrounding forest from your paddle board.

Water skiing

The beautiful, protected waters of the Murray near Moama and Picnic Point, near Mathoura are the perfect conditions for water skiers. The 15-hectare Moulamein Lake is also well suited to water skiing. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned expert, this is a fun and active way to spend the day. If you want to make the most of your water ski and wakeboard experience, you can also grab some lessons from the experts!


When it comes time to drop in a line, our secluded creeks and rivers boast some of the best inland fishing in Australia.

Our waterways are a breeding ground for native fish species including one of the most prized trophies, Australia’s largest freshwater fish, the Murray Cod, which is most active in late summer and early autumn, but can be caught throughout the year.

Other species native to the region include the Redfin (English Perch), Silver Perch (Brim), Golden Perch (Yellowbelly) and Yabby.

The many Fishing Classic events held across the region attract thousands of people each year to enjoy the superb fishing on offer in this region. This autumn, be sure to check out the Wakool Fishing Classic on 26–28 March 2021.

Discover River Country ... where the best memories are made.