Yarrawonga Regional Park

Yarrawonga Regional Park

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Yarrawonga R.P

Yarrawonga Regional Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Yorta Yorta Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Yorta Yorta Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Explore the iconic River Red Gum forests along the Murray River in the Yarrawonga Regional Park. Whether you’re after a relaxing time or some fun recreation, this park has it all. Walking, camping, bike riding, fishing, kayaking, and many other water sports are all common activities along this stretch of the Murray River.

The shoreline of the Yarrawonga Common is poplular for water activities. Access the water via the boat ramp or pull up and have a picnic on one of the tables provided amongst the river red gums back from the shore – and then treat yourself to a walk through River Red Gum Forest.

Camp along high bank of the Yarrawonga Common or on one of the pristine beaches located downstream within the Yarrawonga Regional Park.

The Yarrawonga Regional Park is home to iconic Australian species such as the Koala, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, and the Cockatoo. Bird lovers may spot an array of species, including the listed threatened Eastern Great Egret and Swift Parrot.

 

Things To Do

Enjoy some down time camping on one of the many natural beaches along the bends of the Murray River, walk along the Yarrawonga Common Walking Track which meanders through the Red Gum forest or try a range of water recreation activities popular on the Murray River.

Camping

Camping spots are situated throughout the Yarrawonga Regional Park on the beaches, along the high banks, and in the Red Gum forest and the tracks into the park allow for vehicles of all sizes. Popular camping spots include Yarrawonga Common, Forges Bend and Forges No.2, Brownings Bend and Little Bruces camping areas.

Water activities

The stretch of the Murray River located along the park is used for a range of water recreation activities including kayaking, boating, paddle crafts, jet skis, wakeboarding and water skiing. In peak visitor times traffic increases significantly making the waterway busy. The area is used frequently by keen fisherman looking to catch the illustrious metre long Murray Cod. Take your chances catching other native fish in the area including Golden Perch, Silver Perch and Trout Cod. All fisherman are required to follow rules and regulations. All Murray Cod between 55 and 75 cm must be released. Fishing is not allowed from the 1 September to 30 November.
Walking track at Yarrawonga Regional Park

Yarrawonga Common Walking Track

Walk with your family, friends, and even your dog through some of the iconic River Red Gum forest on the Yarrawonga Common Walking Track. The start of the walking track is located off the carpark at the entrance of the Yarrawonga Common via Cullens Road. The track meanders through the Red Gum Forest of the Yarrawonga Common Camping Area, and connects the area to the town centre via the Yarrawonga Holiday Park.

Yarrawonga Regional Park

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

Koalas
Kangaroos

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.


If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.


Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.

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How to get there

Yarrawonga R.P

The main access road in to the Yarrawonga Common Camping Area is by Cullens Road, off the Murray Valley highway to the west of the Yarrawonga town centre. The rest of the entrances into the camping areas downstream are along the Murray Valley Highway. Detailed maps of the roads into the area can be purchased from the Yarrawonga Mulwala Information Centre.

When to go

For those wishing to use the river for water activitiesssummer is the best season to visit. For fishing Summer and Autumn are the most popular times. The section of the Murray River between Yarrawonga Weir and Newell Highway Bridge in Tocumwal (this encompasses all the river along Yarrawonga Regional Park) is closed for fishing between 1 September and 30 November.

Need to know

Yarrawonga R.P

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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Flooding Of Murray River Park

    Due to minor flooding impacting sections of the Murray River Park downstream of the Yarrawonga Weir. Areas of the Murray River Park will be closed from the 19th of July 2021 to the 20th of August 2021. Impacted areas from Yarrawonga to Tocumwal  that require closing are. Flooding has been caused by above average rainfall in the catchments 
    Cobram Regional Park - Horseshoe Bend including Scotts Beach, Nevins Bend, Bourke's Bend and Forges Beach number 2.

    Attachments: Murray River Reserves Base Map (613KB)

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