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Strap on a pair of water skis and get the adrenalin flowing on the wide stretches of water along the mighty Murray River. A popular destination for waterskiing enthusiasts, the river attracts both experienced skiers as well as those who are just starting out.

Training wheels

There are plenty of places where the water is calm for people who are less steady on their feet. Take lessons with experienced professionals in the tranquil waters around the region and get an easy and enjoyable introduction to the sport.

Hot spots

For the best sites, take a drive to the wider stretches of river at Mildura, Echuca Moama and Torumbarry. Other popular locations include Lake Mulwala to the east of Echuca Moama, Lake Boga near Swan Hill, and Lake Hume near Albury Wodonga.

In competition

Waterskiing events are held in the region each year. Catch the Club Marine Southern 80 in Echuca Moama, the largest waterskiing race in the world that attracts up to 40,000 spectators. Visit during Easter and watch contestants vie for the title 'The King of the Murray' in the Mildura 100 Ski Race.

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Water sports

Canoeing and kayaking

There's no better way to connect with the river than to be in it. Enjoy the rush of white water or slow down with a serene ride in a flooded forest.

Nature & wildlife

The Murray River

A mountain stream in its upper reaches, the river turns into a meandering river lined with magnificent forests of red gum and sandy beaches.

Water sports


Embark on a short cruise on an historic paddle steamer, or captain your own houseboat for a leisurely tour of the lakes and rivers of the region.

Outdoor activities


Whether a novice or a serious angler, come cast a line for the famed Murray cod, trout or golden perch in the rivers and lakes of the Murray region.