Ken Jasper

Activities on the River

One of the prominent features of Murry valley is its River; hence its name – Murry River or River Murry. It is located in the south-east part of Australia and is the longest River in Australia with a perimeter of two thousand, five hundred and eight (2508) kilometres. Its tributaries include Paroo, Warrego, Lachian, Darling, and Murrumbidgee rivers.

The River is one of the tourist attractions sites to visit in Australia, and it promises a great experience with food, drinks, cruising on boats, water sports, golfing, and camping. It is a vacation destination.

River Attractions

The River comes with many attractions, especially as a playground for all, irrespective of age, gender, or race.


The River is surrounded by regions that offer the ancient aboriginal experience. The River has the oldest cultural landscapes and artefacts. In the early days before colonialism, the River served as the source of supplies to the locals and formed a considerable part of their traditional lifestyle. Hence, you are exposed to first-hand cultural activities and lifestyle of the traditional Australians – the locals.

Local Drives

The River offers local drives to see the dazzling river scenery, fields, local community, and many more. The drive helps you familiarise yourself with the locality and learn about it.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing is a water activity where you sit or kneel forward in a decked canoe while propelling it with a paddle (usually single-bladed) for recreational purposes. On the other hand, kayaking involves using a kayak to move across the River.

The Murry River offers one of the best experiences in these activities. The environment is serene and conducive for silent and private glides. Through canoeing and kayaking, you may discover backwaters, lagoons, creeks, and many more. The riverbanks are numerous, with lots of activities not limited to canoeing or kayaking.

Family Vacation

Apart from private and official visits, most people visit River Murry on vacation to Australia as one of the famous tourist centres. The River is particularly friendly to and enjoyable by families because of its suitability and safety for children’s play.

It offers excellent entertainment to both young and old and most activities are based on budget. They are affordable and include parks, fishing, drives, long walks, camping, and many others.


Like many riverine areas, fishing is a recreation tool; at the same, it is an occupation. Different fish species in the River Murry are not restricted to cod, catfish, perch (golden or silver or Macquarie), redfin, and bream. There are also assorted fishes, including Tupong, Gudgeon, Tcheri, blackfish, tench, and other trout.

However, European Carp posed a threat to water quality and fish habitats. Hence, it is a known rule that a caught carp cannot be returned to the water.

Water Sports – Golfing

A visit to the River also promises a great golf time with strangers and friends. It is an excellent time to network with other visitors in various clubs and courses.

Historical Artefacts

The river region possesses a significant deposit of historical artefacts that explores the lifestyle of the Australians. There are conservation, state, and national parks in the region.