48 hours on the Edward River
The Edward River is a peaceful, lesser-known alternative to the nearby Murray River, so it's ideal for paddlers of all age groups and experience levels.
Spanning 61km along Edward River, the 13 hour trail also allows you to escape the summer crowds that can flock to Murray River during the holidays and over long weekends. The Edward River is easily accessed from Deniliquin and lies within the traditional lands of the Wamba Wamba and Perrepa Perrepa.
Option 1 – For Skiing Enthusiasts
Pitch your tent or stay at a local Caravan Park and ski to your hearts content!
The Edward River is famous for its long stretches of smooth skiing and wakeboarding waters… so what are you waiting for?
Downstream of the beautiful, sandy Mcleans Beach is where it’s at! From here you can power all the way to the Deniliquin Boat Club without the congestion you find at many other locations. No traffic jams here!
There’s no shortage of boat ramps along this stretch of water so launching your boat won’t be a problem and if you’re a novice skier but want to learn how to ski, the Deniliquin Boat Club offers summertime lessons. So there’s no excuse – get out there and get that adrenaline rush!
Option 2 – The Technology Detox
The Edward River is famous Australia-wide as home to the iconic Murray Cod and other native fish, including Yellow Belly. You can take a short boat ride into the quiet forest waters, or simply cast a line from the bank. Catching a Murray Cod is one of the most exhilarating experiences and has to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
A canoe or kayak trip down the Edward River lets you enjoy the true beauty of this unique river system and the surrounding river red gum forests.
You can immerse yourself in its natural beauty from the still backwaters to the mighty red gums, or the enchanting native wildlife. The slower pace of activity on the river upstream of McLean Beach makes canoeing and kayaking a breeze, and provides a quieter environment.
You’ll love the sandy beaches and swimming spots as you while away the hours and take in the beautiful natural surrounds. From where the Edward River leaves the Murray at Picnic Point to Deniliquin is a fantastic three day canoe trip through some of the most beautiful natural landscape and scenery in the world. There are camp sites (some with amenities) along the way for overnight stops. Cast your line, catch your dinner and then sit back and reconnect with nature.
*Kayak hire is available from McLean Beach Caravan Park
Option 3 – How’s the Serenity?
Rent a houseboat aannnnddddd relax!
You could experience every angler's dream, reeling in a famous Murray Cod and cooked on an open BBQ... There are plenty of isolated fishing spots around every corner.
It's along this beautiful river that you can sit back and relax on a luxurious houseboat and enjoy the ever-changing landscapes and local wildlife. Sit back on your deck and watch it all pass you by, soak up the sun, enjoy a refreshing dip and recharge your batteries.
The spacious quality houseboat sleeps 6 to 8 people and comes with all the comfortable modern features you would expect from a home away from home – it really is the ideal family/friends getaway and the perfect combination of creature comforts and nature!
So why not book your floating getaway now!
48 hours on the Edward River at Deniliquin and beyond, you won’t regret a minute of it.