Camping on the Murray

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 09:09
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Hi all. I am about to do a kayaking trip on the Murray from Lock 8 to Lock 5. Most of this trip is in Vic/NSW. I would like to know what do I need to do about camping permits? Do I need to buy a national parks pass for both states or can I get one that covers me for all my camping on the river?
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Reply By: Robyn R4 - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 09:26

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 09:26
Where's Lock 8 to Lock 5?
I used to live around the middle section between Echuca and Swan Hill and there weren't any requirements for permits...we'd just go out to do a campfire tea and sleep in the back of the ute...
Have things changed and there's now permits for everything?
Or are there no permits required and your trip's been simplified?
:)
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Follow Up By: goanywhere77 - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 09:37

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 09:37
Lock 8 is about 40km west of Wentworth, and Lock 5 is at Paringa (Renmark). I reckon I would get away without permits as the area I am traveling through is fairly remote, but it pays to check these things. Yes, life's different now, with permits needed for just about everything. I did some checking online, and it looks like permits aren't required in Vic, but I think if I'm going to camp on the NSW side I might need permits for the national parks.
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Reply By: goff - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 14:48

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 14:48
Hi. No you don't need any permits to camp. You need a NSW fishing license if you intend to do some fishing. The section of the river you will be travelling on the Victorian side is national park till you get to Higgins cutting so you will have no problems camping. After Higgins cutting you will need to camp on the other side because its all private property. Cheers Goff.
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Follow Up By: moamajohn - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 16:00

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 16:00
What Goff said ,however if you camp on the edge overnight anywhere you won,t have a problem as the old rule of @ 2 or 4 chains from the river is still no mans land and I was never bothered when I did It . Just don,t rustle a cow or sheep !! john
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Reply By: goanywhere77 - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 19:40

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 19:40
Thanks a lot guys. I didn't think there was a fee to camp from a kayak, most park entry fees are aimed towards cars, but it pays to check. I will need to buy a NSW fishing license though if I am going to fish, so it looks like that's all I need to organise.
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Follow Up By: Robyn R4 - Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 19:36

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 19:36
Good luck with the fish...when I lived there, there was always a lot of water in between the fish!
:)
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 21:25

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 21:25
If you are a pensioner you don't need a NSW fishing licence either
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Follow Up By: goanywhere77 - Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 21:56

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 21:56
I'm not a pensioner, but it doesn't bother me to pay $14 for a month fishing license. I don't want to be looking over my shoulder if I happen to hook something worthwhile, and seeing that I won't need to pay a camping fee being in a kayak I think it's worth it. Thanks all for the info.
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