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Edward River canoe and kayak trail

Murray Valley Regional Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Edward River canoe and kayak trail.

Getting there and parking

Edward River canoe and kayak trail starts in the Gulpa Island area of Murray Valley Regional park and meanders through to the Tuppal, Deniliquin, and Kyalite precincts of Murray Valley National Park.

From Mathoura:

  • Take Picnic Point Road for about 7km to the Tocumwal/Millewa Road turn-off to the left towards Edward River campground
  • Travel another 2.7km to Edward River Bridge Picnic Area, where you can park you car.
  • Use the wheelchair-accessible kayak launch and start your journey downstream, or, paddle 5km upstream to the mouth of Edward River, where a weir controls the water level.

Road quality

Millewa Road is generally an all-weather access road, however you should check the weather before you leave. Millewa Road is unsealed road and can become boggy when it rains.

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available in a gravel carpark at Edward River Bridge picnic area and it's a short walk from there to the Edward River where the kayak launch is located. The carpark includes 2 concreted accessible parking spaces.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Murray Valley National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


The perfect time for a camping holiday: the days are cooler and the nights are not yet too chilly.


If it's been a wet winter white ibis and straw necked ibis will be nesting from late winter through to spring.


A great time for water activities on the Murray - swimming in the river is a delightful way to spend your time.


The morning light sparkles on the river; try your hand at fishing for Murray cray.


  • There are accessible toilets, picnic tables and a barbecue shelter at nearby Edward River Bridge picnic area.
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

Step-free access

The area is flat and step-free, with a concrete path that goes from the carpark to the ramp that leads down to the kayak launch.

To get to the toilets and the nearby picnic area, you'll need to cross over a mixture of flat grass and hard-packed ground.

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Safety messages

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, read these paddling and boating safety tips.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


Disability access level - medium

Edward River Bridge canoe and kayak launch is mostly flat and step-free, with the following accessible facilities:

  • 2 concreted accessible parking spaces
  • A concrete pathway that leads from the 2 accessible parking spaces directly to the kayak launch

Nearby Edward River Bridge picnic area has additional accessible facilities including:

  • Accessible non-flush toilets
  • Accessible picnic tables

The kayak launch at Edward River Bridge is the only accessible kayak launch in the area, so you'll need to return back to this spot to exit the water after you've finished your paddle.



A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.


Gathering firewood

Chainsaws are prohibited for collecting firewood and any other purpose. 


Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Dogs may not be brought into Murray Valley National Park but they are permitted in Murray Valley Regional Park.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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