VIC – Murray : Yarrawonga


Today we finally managed to start the long awaited trip to NSW. While we knew we were heading North the first destination was still up in the air. After some additional research in the Camps 9 book and Wikicamps we decided to head up the Hume Highway to Yarrawonga which has a nice free camp site close to the town. It lived up to expectation being located right on the Murray. The site was quite busy due to the school holidays and we decided to trade proximity to ablutions (long drops) for peace and quiet with great views of the river.
This area is quite heavily covered with river red gums which were gracefully creaking in the slight wind. We tried to stay away from overhanging branches as these magnificent trees are not called widow makers for nothing. Just past the camping area we found a beaut place to walk the dogs who had a ball playing in the water. They never used to like chasing sticks but have taken on the influence of their friend and camping buddy “Bonnie the chocolate Labrador” who unfortunately was unable to come along on this trip as John’s back was playing up – I hope it gets better soon, Bonnie would have loved it here!

Accommodation Rating – 4/5



Lovely, along the Murray


Drop toilets and not much else

Dog Walks


Local Services

Only about 2km out of Yarrawonga, with all facilities


Free, no time limit


Beware of falling limbs from the redgums, many sites get little sunlight to power solar panels – try the first few spots right on the river bank or the flat area right at the back

Yarrawonga and Mulwala are twin towns on both sides of the Murray, separated by Lake Mulwala. There are plenty of areas to walk and explore and the towns have all facilities. We could easily have spent more time here but the weather forecast looked rather grim and we were concerned about the proximity of the gum trees in poor weather so we headed up the road towards Forbes.
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