Yarrawonga Regional Park

Yarrawonga Regional Park

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Yarrawonga Regional Park

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 and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

Licensed Tour Operators know the all best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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How to get there

Yarrawonga Regional Park

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 Regional Park

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

    Updated on Conditions of Proposed Murray River Park - Yarrawonga to Tocumwal

    All sections of the Murray River Park between Yarrawonga and Tocumwal will be open on the 28th of October with the exception of Scotts Beach. Most areas have been impacted by flooding over the past few months and some access roads are in poor condition. Please drive to the conditions.  

    Updated on Conditions of Proposed Murray River Park - Yarrawonga to Tocumwal

    All sections of the Murray River Park between Yarrawonga and Tocumwal will be open on the 28th of October with the exception of Scotts Beach. Most areas have been impacted by flooding over the past few months and some access roads are in poor condition. Please drive to the conditions.  

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