Travel Guide

Top Canoe and Camping Destinations in Australia

Canoeing and camping in Australia is the best way to immerse yourself in the world-renowned biodiversity and natural wonders of Australia’s coast, bushlands and forests. Below are some of the best canoe and camping destinations in Australia.

The Grampians National Park, Victoria

Magnificent summits, breathtaking lookouts over the waterfalls and the refreshing treks lush forests are just part of what you expect to see in the Grampians. Here, you will find a network of over 30 tracks that makes walking, camping and hiking in the park easy. You can take a challenge and try an overnight hike; there are numerous remote campsites throughout this park like Boreang campgrounds and Borough Huts.

For history lovers, walking through the northern part of Grampians will lead you to the Healtherlie Quarry popular for its production of the Grampians free-stone used in buildings as Melbourne Parliament House. In the northern part of the park, you will find the famous Mackenzie falls. This National park is approximately 260 km west of Melbourne. You can use your own car or public transport to get there.

Gunbower Island

This island lies between Murray on the floodplain between Murray and the Gunbower Creek. This island has water frontage of 130 km with about 20,000 ha of forest covering about 80% of the island. The forest and wetlands draw many fishermen, canoeists, campers and even walkers every year. There are many picnic and camping spots along Gunbower Creek. This island has one circuit walk that will take you about 7 hours. For paddlers with the right equipment and basic skills, the Katarapko area is a very interesting and safe place to explore.

Lindsay Island

This island is located 90 km west of Mildura. The island has been intersected by several tiny creeks that carry floodwaters from Murray River into floodplains, swamps and billabongs. Lindsay is also a home to many different plants such as black box woodlands and River red gums. It’s a home to animals such as emus, wedge-tailed eagles, read & western gray kangaroos. This is a famous destination for adventure activities like camping, driving, fishing and canoeing.

Snowy River NP

If you like days on a breathtaking, isolated river, then go ahead and pack your camping equipment and paddling. The rugged gorges, rapids together with the flat sections make this spot ideal for various fun activities such as whitewater rafting and also canoeing. Camping is also plentiful on the river’s sandy beaches. The McKillops Bridge, just next to McKillops Road is great spot that provides direct access to this river by car. This makes this bridge the perfect place to launch your inflatable boat and explore area. This park is approximately 390 km east of Melbourne.

Huttah-Kulkyne National Park Murray-Kulkyne Park

Located 70 km south of Mildura, the Hattah-Kulkyne park features mallee & woodland country, River-Red gums and lake system that is seasonally filled by some creeks. Camping, bike riding, walking and canoeing are very popular activities. 2 basic campgrounds are found in the … Read More