Torrumbarry Wier to Barham

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 21:09
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Looking on my maps it shows a 4wd track along the Murray River between the above spots.Does any one know if this track is open to the public and accesable.If its open may well have our first night out along here.
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Reply By: hallmark1 - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 22:41

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 22:41
Hi Nick I live in the area and I doent know of the track you mention.There are plenty of roads off the highway to the river and many free camping spots.
Cheers Baz
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Reply By: cocky - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 22:52

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 22:52
Hi Nick,
I presume your map is showing the track on the Victorian side? Yes, you can camp along the river but just be aware that if it rains that you might have to sit it out for a day or two before you can get out. Being married to a farmer we get sick of people going onto "dry weather only" roads and tracks after it rains and bogging them up, then requiring the assistance of a tractor to get them out. This leaves messy roads for our shires to then have to straighten out when it dries out.
If rain should fall, and it is predicted for this weekend although we haven't had any for months, there are lovely caravan parks at Torrumbarry and Barham situated right on the Murray as well as at Cohuna on the Gunbower Creek.
Enjoy your trip as is just beautiful along the Murray.
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Reply By: Member - Scrubcat (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 23:09

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 23:09
G`day Nick,
Yes mate there is a road along the river it starts a lot further upstream than the wier but I am not sure where. I know that it is accessible by turning Northish off the Murray Valley Highway near the Torrumbarry Pub.
When you meet the river veer to the left and you can follow the river to the wier and then further.
The road from the wier downstream sometimes leaves the river in places but if you keep taking the road to the right option you should be ok.
If conditions are wet then the river road is a no goer but you can still go the above road from the hwy or the wier road from the hwy as these are bitumen but only to the river or the wier respectively.

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Reply By: Grinner - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 09:58

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 09:58
Hi Nick,

We travelled this track in Feburary. We started at the wier end, there is a track that starts just to the south of the caravan park at Torrumbarry wier. It goes al the way through to Koondrook. There is the main River track, which is basically 'straight lines' the river all the way, with tracks leading off from it to most of the bends in the river.

Have a look at this link:

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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 19:09

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 19:09
Thanks all, great info.
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Reply By: Member - Netnut (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 21:35

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 21:35
Hello Nick,
As with a previous respondent, head towards the river off the Murray Valley Highway at the Torrumbarry Pub or at the Torrumbarry Weir turnoff and you'll find plenty of spots. If you want a caravan/camping park, there's one at the Torrumbarry Weir.

As for access along the length of the river track, I can't verify if it's all open. However, I suggest that you only do a short section of the track as it would get quite monotonous travelling the full length of the rather large Gunbower Island.

If you are coming up the Loddon Valley Highway, try accessing the river from Condidorio's Bridge at Koondrook; numerous good camp sites are available.

Another top spot for camping in the Barham area is on the Gunbower Creek which is accessed (TR) at the Koondrook Weir immediately across the bridge as you enter the town. The road along the creek is trafficable when wet. Only a short distance into the area there are many lovely camp sites and a set of composting toilets.

If you want a detailed resource, buy one of the series of booklets called "Muray River Access" which show all the tracks along the river. The one you'll want has a green cover and covers Gunbower Island (including Torrumbarry) to Murrabit. It's around $9 depending on where you buy it. If you're going to Echuca, try picking it up from the Information Centre. I got mine from one of the camping stores.

Bring some rain with you !
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Reply By: hallmark1 - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 14:01

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 14:01
Hi Nick I may be wrong but I"m sure I read in the local rag that the track was closed some time ago but if Grinner went that way in Feb then I must be wrong sorry about that
Cheers Baz
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