Edward River canoe and kayak trail
Murray Valley Regional Park
Edward River canoe and kayak trail winds through both Murray Valley National and Regional Parks. It's a great paddling spot with camping, picnic, and swimming opportunities. Edward River Bridge picnic area is an ideal start point and has a wheelchair-accessible kayak launch.
- 61km of trails
- Time suggested
- 2 days
- Trip Intention Form
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- What to
- Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
- Please note
- It’s a good idea to check Edward River water levels and flow rates at Toonalook before you set out, as these can affect your paddling time.
- Edward River is safe and best to paddle when water levels are between 1.6m to 2.4m.
- Edward River is known to have snags in the river. If the water is too low it is impassable and there can be times when you might need to drag your kayak or canoe over a log.
- Edward River does separate into 2 separate streams at times so it's important to take a tracking device like a GPS, and a map.
- If you can't bring your own canoe or kayak then hire and shuttle services are also available.
- There's a wheelchair-accessible kayak launch at Edward River Bridge to help people with mobility restrictions get in and out of the water safely.
- You can book campsites along Edward River.
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's over 60km of water trails giving you 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’).
Sculpture in the Red Gums
Sculpture in the Red Gums is in Murray Valley Regional Park at Edward River Bridge picnic area. It’s a unique way to learn about the rich history of the many different ways people use forests.
Edward River Bridge picnic area
Enjoy a riverside family barbecue at Edward River Bridge picnic area at Mathoura, not far from Deniliquin. This picnic area in Murray Valley Regional Park welcomes dogs and is equipped with barbecues and picnic tables.
Edward River Bridge campground
Dogs are welcome to Edward River Bridge campground which offers free camping sites within Murray Valley Regional Park, not far from Mathoura.
Try the kayak launch at Edward River Bridge
On your next visit to Murray Valley Regional Park, enjoy kayaking or canoeing using the wheelchair-accessible launch at Edward River Bridge picnic area.
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- Moama office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Closed 12pm to 1pm.
- 03 5483 9100
- Factory 5, Lot 8 Bowlan Road, Moama NSW 2731
- in Murray Valley Regional Park in the Murray-Riverina region
Things to do (10)
- Aboriginal culture (1)
- Birdwatching and wildlife encounters (7)
- Canoeing/paddling (5)
- Fishing (4)
- Historic heritage (1)
- Picnics and barbecues (4)
- Road trips and car/bus tours (2)
- Sailing, boating and cruises (1)
- Sightseeing (4)
- Swimming (3)
- Walking (7)