Edward River Kayak Launcher

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Whether you’re camping out in the adjacent Edward River Bridge campground, or taking a day trip from Deniliquin or Moama, Edward River Bridge picnic area is a great place to stop for a barbecue lunch. Its location within Murray Valley Regional Park, part of the Murray Valley reserves, means you can even bring your dog along to this picnic area – so the whole family can enjoy a fun day out.

Equipped with picnic tables and free barbecues, Edward River Bridge picnic area is set beside the majestic river red gums for which Murray Valley Regional Park, joined to Murray Valley National Park, is known. There’s lots of room for kids and your dog to run around while you cook up a storm on the barbecue or sit down and relax at one of the picnic tables.

Bring along your kayak for a spot of paddling on Edward River canoe and kayak trail which has an accessible kayak launcher right near the picnic area.

When you’ve polished off your picnic lunch, there’s a lot more to explore – go for a walk along Gulpa Creek walk. Bird enthusiasts should head to Reed Beds Bird Hide boardwalk in the nearby Murray Valley National Park for a spot of bird watching. And don’t forget to bring your fishing rod along – there are lots of great spots to drop a line.

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Kayaking or canoeing Edward River in Murray Valley National Park is a great adventure that awaits you! Edward River is a peaceful, lesser-known alternative to the nearby Murray River, so it’s ideal for paddlers of all age groups and experience levels.

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On your next visit to Murray Valley Regional Park, you can enjoy kayaking or canoeing using a wheelchair-accessible launch at Edward River Bridge picnic area.

The kayak launch helps paddlers with a range of abilities and mobility restrictions get in and out of their kayak or canoe easily and safely. Specially designed for NSW National Parks, the deck was constructed using recycled plastic from the local Moama community including shopping bags, food and other household containers.

From Edward River Bridge picnic area, make your way down the ramp to the platform on the riverbank. Once you’re safely seated in your kayak or canoe, launch into Edward River and paddle past the majestic river red gums and stunning wetlands. The picnic area has wheelchair-accessible parking, toilet, picnic and barbecue facilities—making it an ideal spot to enjoy a day out with the family.

YOU WILL FIND…

The car park is made up of crushed concrete. The two accessible car parks are sealed and located on either side of the pathway to the pontoon.

There is a concrete pathway leading to the pontoon and a small concrete doorway ramp to the amenity block.

There are two BBQs within a shelter and picnic tables within the picnic area.

There are a number of individual campsites on hard compacted ground adjoining the picnic area and another accessible toilet.