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Edward River canoe and kayak trail

Murray Valley National Park

Overview

Edward River canoe and kayak trail, in Murray Valley National Park, is a great paddling spot with camping, picnic, and swimming opportunities.

Where
Murray Valley National Park
Distance
61km of trails
Time suggested
2 days
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • Tent-based camping along Edward River is free
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching

Kayaking or canoeing Edward River in Murray Valley National Park is a great adventure that awaits you. Spend a few hours on the river, a whole day, or organise a multi-day journey and camp as you go at various places along the way. There are so many options.

Edward River is a peaceful, lesser-known alternative to the nearby Murray River, so it’s ideal for paddlers of all age groups and experience levels. It also allows you to escape the summer crowds that can flock to Murray River during the holidays and over long weekends. Along Edward River canoe and kayak trail are beaches and swimming spots, which are great places to stop and have a picnic.

Edward River lies within the traditional lands of the Wamba Wamba and Perrepa Perrepa Nations. The traditional name for the river is ‘Kolety’ (pronounced ‘kol-etch’).

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Murray Valley National Park in the Murray-Riverina region
  • Murray Valley National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger 

    • Moama (Murray area)
      (03) 5483 9100
      Contact hours: 9.30am-3pm (April to September) 8.30am-4.30pm (October to March) Monday to Friday
    • Factory 5, Lot 8 Bowlan Road, Moama NSW
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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan