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Water sports

From waterskiing, wakeboarding and canoeing to paddle-steamer rides and houseboat trips, there's no better way to experience the sun-kissed Murray region than out on the water.

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The Murray is very wide in parts, making it ideal for waterskiing. The Southern 80, Robinvale 80 and Mildura 100 pro waterskiing events draw thousands to the region annually. But anyone can give it a go. Get tips from local operators who offer professional instruction in waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and barefooting.

Full steam ahead

For those looking to enjoy the water at a slower pace, there are plenty of options on offer. Join a paddle-steamer cruise and get a glimpse into the way life was for Victoria's early pioneers. Alternatively, get the family together on a houseboat and sail the river yourself. 

Tranquil waters

The size and easy accessibility of the Murray River makes it perfect for canoeing and kayaking. Hire one or bring your own and explore the backwaters, creeks and lagoons at your own pace. Visit during winter and spring when the forests are flooded and paddle through eerie woodlands and wetlands teeming with birdlife.

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Water sports

Canoeing and kayaking

Canoe or kayak along the Murray and enjoy the rush of white water or a serene flooded forest ride.


Head to the Murray River and strap on some water-skis, or if you prefer, watch a waterskiing event.


Cruise on a paddle steamer, or captain your own houseboat, to tour the region's lakes and rivers.


Cast a line for the famed Murray cod or golden perch in the rivers and lakes of the Murray region.

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PS Canberra and Pride of the Murray - Daily River and Lunch Cruises

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Murray River aboard PS Canberra departing four times daily for a...

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Join the Paradise Queen for a two hour Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Mulwala. A range of menus are...

Scenic Lake Cruise

Relax and enjoy the tranquil waters and beautiful surrounds of Lake Mulwala with afternoon tea and...

Bridge to Bridge Tour

On day one, River Country Adventours will escort you to your campsite which will be furnished with...

MV Paradise Queen - Barbecue Luncheon Cruise

Join the one and a half hour luncheon cruise on Lake Mulwala. Enjoy tasty barbecue lamb chops,...

Two Night Mitchelton, Emmylou Weekend Gourmet Escape

Travel north to the Murray for a Weekend Escape of Great Food Wine & River. This special package...

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