Victoria: Paddling the best of the north and the west

by Scott Rawstorne

The much anticipated first edition of The Paddler’s Guide to Victoria will be published in September 2014. It will contain logistical details, trip descriptions, historical information, local points of interest, quirky facts, maps, and colour photographs for 70 great kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddling destinations. Forty places to paddle in and around Melbourne and Gippsland have already been researched and photographed and the time has now come to explore Victoria’s north and west in search of the rest. I have compiled the following itinerary for March 2014 to help me find the best this area has to offer.


Tue 4th – Mitta Mitta River, Tallangatta South
Wed 5th – Lake Dartmouth
Thu 6th – Lake Buffalo
Fri 7th – Lake Eildon: Day 1
Sat 8th – Lake Eildon: Day 2
Sun 9th – Lake Nagambie
Mon 10th – Goulburn River, Mitchellstown
Tue 11th – Lake Colac
Wed 12th – Aire River/Lake Craven, Hordern Vale
Thu 13th – Curdies Inlet/Curdies River, Peterborough
Fri 14th – Hopkins River, Warrnambool
Sat 15th – Rest day
Sun 16th – Murray River, Berri, South Australia: Day 1
Mon 17th – Murray River, Berri, South Australia: Day 1
Tue 18th – Murray River, Red Cliffs
Wed 19th – Murray River, Vinifera State Forest, Nyah
Thu, 20th – Murray River, Gunbower Island State Forest, Cohuna
Fri  21st – Campaspe River, Echuca
Sat 22nd to Fri 28th – Murray River, Corowa to Picnic Point
Sat 29th – Port Phillip: Day 1
Sun 30th – Port Phillip: Day 2

I will be reporting my progress on the Global Paddler Facebook page so stay tuned to that for photos and trip updates. Paddle guides for the best of these places will also feature in The Paddler’s Guide to Victoria and on the Global Paddler website.

The Paddler's Guide to Victoria

Paddling company is always welcome, but please note that the above schedule is subject to change. If you would like to join me on one or more days, please let me know via the comment box below or the Contact Us tab on the right hand side of this page so we can arrange a meeting place and time.

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