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Lakes & waterways

Goulburn River

The longest river in Victoria, the Goulburn River begins on the south-western slopes of the Victorian Alps and travels more than 650 kilometres north to the mighty Murray River. Flowing through rugged Alpine country, river red gum forests and rich farmland, the river is the lifeblood of the local agricultural industry and serves as a backdrop for a whole host of outdoor activities across the region.

Cast a line for trout from one of the many great fishing spots up and down the river. Walk or ride along the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail to explore the wetlands and surrounding forest. Prefer to be out on the water? Take a dip during the warmer months or paddle downstream in a canoe or kayak and look out for kookaburras, kingfishers and koalas as you go.

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