22 Dec 2015
Challenge yourself this season by trying something new. The Murray River is one of Australia’s most iconic natural assets, and given how far across the country it spans, there are many different places you can enjoy white water rafting. Check out where to go for beginners and experts around Albury-Wodonga.
Before White Water Rafting
White water rafting through one of the many facilities available will get you equipped with rafts, paddles and all the safety equipment you will need. However, if you do decide to go it alone, you will need to provide these yourself, so make sure you can fit them all in the car!
You will also need to be prepared to get wet and to avoid chafing, a pair of gym shorts will not go astray. Remove all jewellery, bring a towel and most importantly: have fun!
Upper Murray River: Beginner/Intermediate Level
Whether you are looking to try white water rafting for the first time, or you want to take your skills to the next level, the Upper Murray River area is perfect for you. This area is perfect for a range of different skill levels.
This scenic region gives you picturesque views of this untamed outback setting. The deep canyons, awe-inspiring waterfalls and sparkling clear pools. These sights are bound to calm you after your adrenalin-fuelled ride through the rapids.
Book your accommodation near the Upper Murray River at Discovery Parks - Lake Hume.
Hells Gates: Advanced Level
Are you an old hand at white water rafting? Take on some of the toughest waves the Murray River has on offer at the Murray River Gates, also christened “Hells Gates”, to give you some idea of what you’re in for.
This gruelling 8km ride is bound to get your heart racing, with steep drops down a narrow gorge. Navigate through the rocky passageways making up some of the toughest white water rafting in Australia. This is advanced level white water rafting at its finest and must visit for everyone who is serious about the sport.
White water rafting on the Murray River is perfect for anyone to inject a little excitement into their holiday.
Major thrill seekers can find accommodation at Discovery Parks - Lake Hume.