There are many beautiful spots to swim in the Ovens River and its wetlands, but please exercise caution and actively supervise children in or near water.
The maze of channels and wetlands in the lower reaches of the river offer some of the best still water canoeing in the state. With care, power boats can explore the river for several kilometres upstream from Camerons Bend.
Boat ramps are located at the Bundalong Day Visitor Area and Camerons Bend, which offer all-year round access. Check www.transportsafety.vic.gov.au to ensure you have the appropriate boat driving licence and vessel registration.
There are many good spots for both shore and boat-based fishing. Possible catches include Murray Cod, Trout, Golden Perch and Redfin. For information on Victorian recreational fishing licences, seasonal restrictions and protected species, and the Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide visit www.vfa.vic.gov.au.
Things to do in the area
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Need to know
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Warby-Ovens National Park
Puzzle Bend BridgePuzzle Bend Bridge within Warby -Ovens National Park is now closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, for safety reasons. This bridge has been ben closed to vehicle traffic for several years. There are many alternative bends of the Ovens River that can be accessed nearby in the park.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Billabong Ck Tk and McLaughlins Tk closed for planned burningPlanned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in the southern section of Billabong Creek Track and McLaughlins Track being closed from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from 2/3/21 and is subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au