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Murray River Adventure and Outdoors

Explore your adventurous side

From wakeboarding to barefooting and kneeboarding, when it comes to the water, the Murray River is waterskiing heaven and a whole lot more.  

Jet skiing, Bow Hill, South Australia

Don't have the right gear? The locals have you covered. Hire watersports’ equipment at most towns along the river. Pickup jet skis, kneeboards, kayaks and waterskis. If you want a little help, ski lessons and ski boat hire are also available. 

One big water park

Change pace and glide with the currents in a canoe or kayak.  Most riverside towns have boat ramps and other facilities, to make sure your time on the water is unforgettable.

One of Australia's most popular aquatic playgrounds is located in the heart of the Murray River region. Lake Bonney is perfect for canoeing, skiing, sailing and other fun watersports. There are safe, sheltered spots for swimming. 

Riverside camping

Get really close to nature and camp along the Murray River. Campsites jostle for space with mallee gums on riverbanks and in conservation parks. Pick up a permit from any of the Visitor Information Centres around the region. There’s plenty of choice. The locals will point you towards Katarapko, Lyrup Flats or Danggali Conservation Park, popular around the region for its sheer vastness. 

Go fishing

Have fun without getting your feet wet and cast a line in the Murray River. The river is perfect for fishing, no matter how experienced you are. Grab some bait and local advice from the nearest riverside town and you're set. Callop (yellow belly) is an easy haul. During the warmer months, there are plenty of yabbies in the muddy shallows.

There are protected species too, so if you catch one like Catfish or Murray Cod, put it in back in the water. Others (carp) are pests, so make sure you dispose of them appropriately. Bag, boat and size limits also apply in South Australia. Make sure you find out the latest when you pick up your bait.

The Murray River, it’s packed with adventure, on and off the water. 

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