Experience Victoria's longest estuarine river in a canoe. Canoes can be hired at Nelson and there are boat launching ramps at several points along the river. The river's banks are also dotted with camping areas for extended trips. You can even catch dinner along the way with the river providing giant mulloway, bass, southern black bream, yellow-eye mullet and salmon. For those who prefer a leisurely cruise there are scenic river cruises through the spectacular limestone gorge. The cruise also has an optional Princess Margaret Rose Cave tour. Days of operation vary seasonally so it is therefore best to check in advance with the Nelson Visitor Centre.
Lakes and craters
Take in 360-degree views from Mt Leura and Mt Sugarloaf, the highest points between the coastal ranges and the rolling western plains. Volcanic activity has shaped much of the surrounding landscape, leaving a legacy of cones, lakes and craters and it is now one of the world's largest volcanic plains. Fish for trout and chinook salmon at surrounding lakes.