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Boating

Murray River highlights

With around 175km of river winding through the Corowa region, the Murray is perfect for enjoying on a traditional cruise boat or pontoon barbecue boat. Take your time, soak up the stunning scenery and enjoy a good cook-up on the barbie! You may choose to bring along your kayak or hire a canoe and take the kids out for a leisurely paddle.

Windsurfing lessons are available on Lake Mulwala for those looking for a challenge, and once you have mastered the art you can hire out the equipment and go it alone.

For something a little less adventurous, launch your own boat at one of the many river access points and simply enjoy the waterways at your own pace.

AM Great Outdoors Girl at the River

Boating events

Mulwala plays host to boating events that draw enthusiasts from across Australia. The Australian Barefoot Waterski National Championships, taking place over a week in March and featuring more than 100 competitors, are a spectacle to behold. Revving even harder every autumn is a round of the Australian Formula Powerboat GP, hosted by the Mulwala Water Ski Club. The speed and sound of these ‘thunder boats’ are pure adrenaline for eager spectators.

Summertime visitors should check out the longest-running rowing regatta in the country, the Lake Moodemere Rowing Regatta, held every January at nearby Lake Moodemere.

Fishing Urana Visit Corowa Region On The Water Fishing

Smaller lakes and waterways

Kayakers and those looking for quieter waters head north on Federation Way to Urana. When the water levels are up, the Urana Aquatic Centre and – with the permission of locals – nearby saltwater Lake Urana offer tranquillity and the chance to spot native waterbirds and indulge in a spot of fishing.

For even more off-the-beaten-track floating, try the quiet, lovely waterways that run either side of the Newell Highway: the Colombo, Yanko and Boree Creeks are all great for paddlers looking for a natural escape.