Kayaking & Canoeing 

The Murray River is ideal for canoeing and kayaking. Experience the peace and serenity as you silently glide on the water discovering the backwaters, creeks, beaches and lagoons of Sun Country on the Murray

The region is rich with Aboriginal culture with canoe trees and sacred burial grounds all within close proximity. Whether you hire equipment and create your own adventure or consider a guided tour with one of our fully qualified local operators, this experience will not disappoint. 

Our waterways are lined by lush bushland making kayaking the river a great way to spot native animals, and dozens of water and forest bird species that can be observed in their natural environment.

Travel at your own pace and tick kayaking from Bundalong to Barmah off your bucket list. Break up the journey into smaller day trips and set up camp along the way. With over 101 beautiful inland beaches between Yarrawonga to Tocumwal, there is no shortage of places to enjoy the company of others around the campfire, go swimming or fishing, take the time to relax and explore the small towns by the river.

Top 3 Experiences

Barmah National Park

Be surrounded by the world’s largest stand of mighty river Red Gums. The Barmah and Moira Lakes are a sight to see.

Travel through the Barmah Choke, a natural accruing narrow stretch of the Murray River, the choke restricts the flow 10,000ML per day. This is the lowest flow in any stretch of the Murray.

Explore the Four canoe trails in barmah 


Bundalong Backwaters

The waters are teeming with bird life, spot the occasional turtle and platypus, travel through the little creeks that are off limits to all other boats, in fact only a kayak can get to it. The waterways here are pristine and magnificent.

River Beaches between Cobram and Tocumwal 

Experience some of the largest inland beaches in the Southern Hemisphere.

The best way to ensure that you discover them all is to meander along the river itself.

Who to Contact?

For more information on kayak and canoeing adventures in Sun Country on the Murray contact our friendly staff and volunteers in our Visitor Information Centres or the individual tour operators directly: 

Contact Action Bike and Ski


Contact River Tribe Adventures


Contact River Country Adventours

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Kayaking Event

For the more experienced kayaker, take the challenge and sign up for the annual kayaking event, the Massive Murray Paddle. 

The Massive Murray Paddle is an amazing 5 day paddling adventure race, which raises funds to assist local community-driven programs.

Estimated distances 

Estimated disances traveling via the water are:  

  • Ovens Junction to Yarrawonga - 30km 
  • Yarrawonga to Tocumwal - 100km 
  • Tocumwal to Echuca – 100km