Murray River Camping around Yarrawonga

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 08:39
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After some tips on some good spots along the Muarray on the Victorian side of the River.

We had a great 10 days in the Boomanoomana State Forest on the NSW side lsat year, but they have a fire ban from November to April. I believe fires are permtted on the Vic side, except of course on TFB days.

Looking for a spot that has a bit of a sandy beach to cool down on the inevitable hot days.



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Reply By: BorisK - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 08:54

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 08:54
Jim, I've only been there once but we drove the tracks along the river till we found what we liked, almost from the Yarrawonga Dam wall to a spot we liked a few kilometres away. Theres some spots with sandy beaches along there but some would already be taken. Hope this helps.
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Reply By: DIO - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 09:33

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 09:33
Restrictions on open-air firesd VIC.
Fire Danger Period

Fires in the open air are subject to legal restrictions when the Fire Danger Period is declared by CFA for a particular municipality. Fire Danger Period restrictions remain in place until 1st May unless revoked earlier due to seasonal conditions.

In State forests, National, State and Regional parks and other reserves, Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) fire restrictions remain in force all year round. Local DSE and Parks Victoria offices can provide advice on what forest or parks campfire restrictions apply

A camp fire may be allowed under some circumstances when in a properly constructed fire-place (brick, concrete, steel) so as to contain the fire.

With so much of the country 'tinder dry' it would be adviseable to check with local authorities of any area you intend visiting rather than take a general chance and finish up destroying someone's home or livelyhood. CFA
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Reply By: nowimnumberone - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 12:43

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 12:43
havnt you got work to do jimbo?
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Follow Up By: Jim from Best Off Road - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 14:10

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 14:10
It is work.

It's product development and testing.

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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 14:48

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 14:48
Jim go to the Yarrawonga Tourist Info centre & get a copy of the "River & Beaches of the Central Murray". It's a detailed hand drawn set of maps extending from Yarrawonga to Ulupna Island with a second series that covers through to Echuca. (under $10) They have all the beaches marked, key camp areas, toilets, fire pits, picknick tables & the complete track network.
Unfortunately it does get very busy along this section of the Murray so I can't recommend just one spot as more likely than not it will already be taken but just work your way along and a site will become available.
Parks & the Police are becoming more strict on fire safety so ensure it's in a pit or better still take a fire drum. Wood also can be very scarce so pick up some on the way. With the new Parks proposals just released, fires are soon to be banned within a few years on the Vic side as well during the summer period.
Cheers Craig............
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Reply By: Gob & Denny(hampton park vic) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 19:43

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 19:43
goodday jimbo
when are you looking at going as a lot of the good spots are pretty crowded at the minute
there is a road a few ks west of yw but it is crowded about now because it has a good beach and easy access cant think of the name but it is a formed rd down to almost the river but 1st in bestdressed for a spot

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Reply By: Yowie73 - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 00:37

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 00:37
Hi Jim,

I don't know how far from Yarrawonga you want to travel, but there is a nice place called Ulupna, just north of Strathmerton (about 50km west of Yarrawonga, past Cobram).

We camped there last Queen's Birthday weekend and found a nice quiet spot on the river. Like evrywhere, though, it can get busy.



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