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Murray River canoe trails

Murray Valley National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Murray River canoe trails.

Getting there and parking

Murray River canoe trails start from Picnic Point in Murray Valley National Park, NSW, or from Barmah Lakes day visitor area or Barmah Punt in Victoria’s Barmah National Park.

To get to Picnic Point:

  • From Mathoura, head east along Jones Street
  • Follow Jones Street as it becomes Picnic Point Road for approximately 10km to Picnic Point boat ramp.

To get to Barmah Lakes day visitor area, from Moama via Cobb Highway:

  • Take the Barmah Road turn-off 14.5km north of Moama
  • Turn left at Moira Lakes Road in Barmah
  • From Barmah, travel north along Moira Lakes Road for 6.3km
  • Turn left into Barmah Lakes day visitor area.

To get to Barmah Punt:

  • From Moama, head north along Cobb Highway
  • Turn right onto Barmah Road and continue for approximately 14km to Barmah township
  • Turn right onto Evans Street to get to Barmah Punt carpark.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Free parking is available at all these locations.

Best times to visit

September to April is the best time for paddling on the Murray River.


  • Picnic Point: Barbecue, fish cleaning table, general store, toilets, carpark, boat ramp and pontoon.
  • Barmah Lakes day visitor area: Picnic shelter, picnic tables, toilets, carparks, boat ramp and information shelter.
  • Barmah Punt: General Store, toilet, carpark and boat ramp.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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 - hard

Not wheelchair-accessible.



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

Map of Murray River canoe trails in Murray Valley National Park

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