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Aquatic activities

As the world's seventh largest river and one of the world's longest navigable rivers, the Murray River has a long and important history to the people who live on or around it. The Darling River travels some 2,739 kilometres from northern New South Wales to its confluence with the Murray River at Wentworth, New South Wales. The lakes and rivers around Mildura have a long history as popular destinations for lovers of all things aquatic.

Take a dip

Mildura is home to Australia's only inland Lifesaving Club, which patrols the waters off the white sands of Apex Beach. Visitors are often surprised to find dozens of pristine, white sandy beaches along the Murray River that are surrounded by native flora and are safe places to swim. The Karadoc Sandbar is another popular beach with an enclosure to ensure the safety of children.

Discover Mildura by Boat, Canoe or Kayak

Get in or on the waters of Mildura's lakes and rivers - paddle a canoe or kayak, join a tour, hire a vessel or learn to sail.

Cast a line

Find a quiet tranquil spot or jump in a boat for a day of fishing. The lakes and rivers around Mildura have a long history of fishing, from the first Aboriginal inhabitants to contemporary enthusiasts hoping to land a legendary Murray cod.

Live on board

Explore the river as captain of your own houseboat. Choose from small, medium and large, luxury and budget boats that move along the Murray and Darling rivers at a leisurely pace.

Experience historic paddleboats

Set sail under steam on an historic paddleboat. Choose from cruises that offer on-board dining, an exploration of the river, or transport to attractions along the Murray and Darling rivers.


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