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Murray River Beaches

The Sun Country on the Murray region is famous for its numerous stretches of pristine, sandy Murray River beaches. Beautiful inland beaches are lined with towering gum trees and grass picnic areas, ideal for swimming, fishing, boating and camping. You can even bring your dog to most of the beaches to enjoy the river with you.

Cobram Barooga is a popular holiday destination, with its main attraction being the Mighty Murray River. The river twists and turns through a thick state forest. There are numerous walking trails through the native bushland and wetlands.

You will find access points to over 100 river beaches. Bush tracks lead from the Murray Valley Highway, Goulburn Valley Highway and Tocumwal-Barooga Road, through state forests to picnic and camping areas.

River Beaches
On either side of Cobram Barooga you will find access points to over 100 river beaches. Bush tracks lead from the Murray Valley Highway, Goulburn Valley Highway and Tocumwal-Barooga Road, through state forests to picnic and camping areas.
Check the current road and weather conditions, as some beaches may become inaccessible due to high water levels or rain.
o    Victoria Access 
o    NSW Access 
o    Camping Safety 
 
Victoria Access
Cobram
River Road- located off Mookarii Street, approximately 4km east of the town centre, River Road provides access to:
o    Quinn Island Wildlife Reserve & Cobrooga Beach (NO camping or vehicle access).
o    Scotts Beach (NO camping)
o    Horseshoe Bend (boat ramp, fireplace, BBQ, camping, picnic and toilet facilities)
Wondah Street - located off Mookarii Street, approximately 2.5km north of the town centre, Wondah Street provides access to:
o    Little Toms Beach (camping facilities)
o    Big Toms Beach (camping and toilet facilities)
Racecourse Road - located off the Koonoomoo Cobram Road, approximately 4km north-west of the town centre, Racecourse Road provides access to:
o    Dead End Beach
o    Dead River Beach (toilet facilities)
o    Davies Beach
o    Hungry Dog Point
o    Stewarts No. 2 Beach
o    Stewarts No. 1 Beach
o    Wilsons Beach
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Cobram to Yarrawonga - Murray Valley Highway
Poplars Track - located approximately 16km east of the town centre, Poplars Track provides access to:
o    Dead River Beach
o    Cobrawonga No. 1 Beach
o    Killars Beach
o    Cobrawonga No. 2 Beach (camping and picnic facilities)
o    Cobrawonga Island
Cemetery Road - located approximately 8km east of the town centre, Cemetery Road provides access to:
o    Cemetery Bend
Pye Road - located approximately 7km east of the town centre, Pye Road provides access to:
o    McKays Beach
o    Seppelts Beach
o    Twin Knobs Beach
o    Horseshoe Bend (boat ramp, fireplace, BBQ, camping, picnic and toilet facilities)
o    Quicks No. 2 Beach
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Cobram to Tocumwal - Goulburn Valley Highway
Torgannah Road - located approximately 9km north-west of the town centre, Torgannah Road provides access to:
o    Weiss Beach
Green Lane - approximately 13km north-west of the town centre, Green Lane provides access to:
o    Brentnalls Beach
o    Green Beach
o    Bouchiers Beach
o    Boomagong Beach
Boundary Track - approximately 14km north-west of the town centre, Boundary track provides access to:
o    Apex Beach
o    Grassy Beach
o    Top End Beach
o    Hunts Beach
o    Bottom Beach
o    Ulupna Creek East (BBQ, fireplace, picnic and camping facilities)
Goulburn Valley Highway - approximately 15km north-west of the town centre, the Goulburn Valley Highway provides access to:
o    Guilmartins Beach
o    Finley Beach
o    Pebbly Beach (fireplace, camping and toilet facilities)
o    Apex Beach
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Cobram to Barmah - Murray Valley Highway
Ulupna Bridge Road - approximately 24km west of the town centre, Ulupna Bridge Road (via Strathmerton) provides access to:
o    Forest Beach
o    Breens Beach
o    Long Beach
o    Pump Beach
o    Wide Beach
o    Point Beach
o    Doctors Beach
o    Doctors Bend (boat ramp and toilet facilities)
o    Labbetts Beach
o    Carters Beach (picnic and toilet facilities)
o    Ulupna Beach (picnic and toilet facilities)
NSW Access
Barooga
Cobram Barooga Road - approximately 2.5km from the town centre, Cobram Barooga Road provides access to:
o    Town Beach
o    Ski Beach (Day use ONLY - BBQ and toilet facilities)
o    Wattle Tree Beach
o    Paradise Beach
Quicks Road - approximately 6.5km from the town centre, Quicks Road (off Hughes Street) provides access to:
o    Quicks Beach
o    Kerrs Beach
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Barooga to Mulwala
Cottadidda State Forest - The Cottadidda State Forest is located approximately 8km east of the town centre, through Barooga and off the Barooga Mulwala Road. Stock Route Road provides access to:
o    Ngawe Beach
o    Backhouse Beach
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Barooga to Tocumwal
Cobram Barooga State Forest - The Barooga State Forest is located approximately 15km west of the town centre, through Barooga and off the Tocumwal Barooga Road, Smithers Road provides access to:
o    Dunns Beach
o    Micks Beach
o    Smithers Beach
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Tocumwal
Tuppal Street- located 19km north-west of the Cobram Barooga Visitor Information centre, provides access to:
o    Town Beach (boat ramp, picnic and toilet facilities)
Tuppal Road - located 18km north-west of the Cobram Barooga Visitor Information Centre, Tuppal Road provides access to:
o    Pumps Beach - Sonnermans Reserve (boat ramp)
o    Walkers Beach
 
Camping Safety
Please take note of the following guidelines for your safety:
o    Avoid camping or parking under large trees, as they may drop branches without warning.
o    Be aware of river hazards, including strong currents, deep water, submerged objects and rope.
o    Do not dive or jump into the river, or use swings attached to trees or other structures.
 
     Victoria    New South Wales
Fires    Permitted on all days which are not Total Fire Bans. Fires must be consistent with the specified fire regulations. Click here for current fire danger ratings in VIC.
Permitted on all days which are not within the Solid Fuel Fire Ban period or Total Fire Ban period. Click here for current fire danger ratings in NSW.
 
Dogs    Not permitted in National Parks. Permitted in Regional Parks and Murray River Parklands. Must be on a lead or under effective control at all times.    Not permitted in National Parks. Permitted in Regional Parks. Must be on a lead or under effective control at all times.
Motorbikes    Permitted on formed roads only. Registered and licensed riders only.    Not permitted in motorbike prohibited areas. Victorian recreational registration illegal in NSW.
Rubbish    Take in, take out    Collection points available at some sites. Take in, take out everywhere else.
Toilets    Chemical toilets are recommended but earth pit toilets are acceptable. Pits must be located at least 100m from any watercourse.    Chemical toilets are recommended but earth pit toilets are acceptable. Pits must be located at least 100m from any watercourse.

Check the current road and weather conditions, as some beaches may become inaccessible due to high water levels or rain.

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Murray River Beach Highlights 

Thompson's Beach

A few minutes' drive from the centre of town, Thompson's Beach is located in an idyllic setting and is a lovely spot to soak up the tranquility of the Murray River.

Shaded by the magnificent, towering river red gums and floodlit in the evenings, it is the perfect spot to relax or for a family get-together.

Enjoy a free electric BBQ's, a playground area for children, swimming, walking, beach cricket, volleyball, canoeing and fishing. Spoil yourself, enjoy a cruise and dine at the Ku de Ta restaurant.

The locals claim that Thompson's Beach is the largest inland beach in the Southern Hemisphere.

A few minutes drive from the centre of town, it is located in an idyllic setting and is a lovely spot to soak up the tranquility of the Murray River. Shaded by the magnificent, towering river rred gums and floodlit in the evenings, it is the perfect spot to relax or for a family get-together.

 

Enjoy free electric BBQ's, a playground area for children, swimming, walking, beach cricket, volleyball, canoeing and fishing.A few minutes drive from the centre of town, it is located in an idyllic setting and is a lovely spot to soak up the tranquility of the Murray River. Shaded by the magnificent, towering river rred gums and floodlit in the evenings, it is the perfect spot to relax or for a family get-together.

 

Enjoy free electric BBQ's, a playground area for children, swimming, walking, beach cricket, volleyball, canoeing and fishing.

Dead River Beach

Dead River Beach has an extended beach backed by a green grassed level bank shaded by stands of immature River Red Gums.

It continues around into an old

horseshoe bend, which the river now bypasses (the land to the west, on the new south bank of the Murray, is in NSW). Surrounded by River Red Gum flood plain forest. Prolific bird life, some cattle grazing.

Dead River Beach is just to the north-­‐west of town along a track off Racecourse Road. non flush toilets are provided. There are picnic areas to the north at Big Tom's and Little Tom's Beaches (access via Wondah Street).

Scotts Beach

Just a few kilometres to the south-east of Cobram is Scotts Beach, which has a large and popular camping and day visitors area.

On the way to Scotts Beach down River Rd, stop off at the Quinn Island wetlands, a nesting area for waterbirds that’s accessed by a footbridge. 

Big Toms Beach 

Big Toms Beach has an expansive 300m beach and plenty of flat, grassed areas.The low entry into the water here makes launching a rubberdingy or canoe really easy. The campground is an easy 15-­‐20 minute walk into town. Access for Big Toms and neighbouring Little Toms Beach is via Wondah Street. Follow the track further west along the river to reach Dead End Beach campground.

Forges No. 1 & 2

Halfway between Cobram and Yarrawonga you will find the access to Forges No.1. This beach is one of the most popular sandy beaches on the Murray. Grassy banks make this an enjoyable place to visit.

Forges Bend gets busy over summer and public holidays. At other times of the year you can have the entire beach to yourself. Forges No. 2 beach is popular with motorhome owners and fisherman.

Two wheel drive access is possible to Forges No. 1 beach. However the access can become slippery after rain and has limited access during the wetter months.

Forges No. 2 beach has good access most of the year but is closed regularly during periods of high water over winter.

Non-flush toilets and shared picnic tables are provided at this basic bush campground.