Barooga

Population 1455

Nearby national parks

  • Chiltern–Mount Pilot National Park

    This is old goldmining country, and eroded gullies, scattered relics and old mine shafts recall the heady days of the 1850s. The park...more

  • Kinglake National Park

    Surrounding the township of Kinglake, this bush retreat close to Melbourne offers views of the Yarra Valley, the city skyline and Port...more

  • Yarra Ranges National Park

    Lofty mountain ash bathed in mist, rare and endangered plants and animals, snow in winter and pristine pockets of bushland make Yarra Ranges...more

Fishing spots near town

Lake Mulwala 32 km

Lake Mulwala separates the Victorian and NSW towns of Yarrawonga and Mulwala. It is a little over three hours’ drive from Melbourne and is popular with anglers seeking native fish such as Murray cod and... Find out more


Eco-friendly activities around town

Indigenous tour - Shepparton 58 km

A free, short, bush-tucker tour is available from the Bangerang Cultural Centre in Shepparton. You will need to book, but you can visit the centre on weekdays to see the wide range of artefacts from the area, and from... Find out more


Wine-tasting - Rutherglen region 71 km

The Rutherglen region in the far north of the state is renowned particularly for its fortified ports and muscats, perfect for a winter’s night. There are no organically certified wineries in the area, although... Find out more


Cycling - Murray to the Mountains and High Country Rail Trails 75 km

With 100 kilometres of safe, sealed bitumen surface to pedal on, the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail is the most developed rail trail in the state, and therefore very popular, with more than 40 000 people estimated to... Find out more


Campsites around town

Horseshoe Beach camping area 2 km

This camping area lies beside Horseshoe Lagoon, which is located 6 km south-east of Cobram on another gentle bend of the Murray. There are no facilities at this bush-camping site, but the local sandy beach and the grassy... Find out more


Scotts Beach camping area 2 km

Just a few kilometres to the south-east of Cobram is Scotts Beach, which has a large and popular camping area. On the way to Scotts Beach down River Rd, stop off at the Quinn Island wetlands, a nesting area for... Find out more


Barooga precinct camping areas 3 km

This precinct is located next to the town of Barooga, accessible via the Tocumwal–Barooga Rd.... Find out more


Cottadidda precinct camping areas 8 km

Cottadidda is only 2 km west of Barooga off the Tocumwal–Barooga Rd.... Find out more


Cobrawonga Island camping areas 11 km

Travel 16 km south-east of Cobram to get to Cobrawonga Island, where you’ll find some spacious bush-camping sites. This area is dominated by river red gums – tents should not be set up underneath the branches... Find out more


Bourkes Bend camping areas 15 km

The fine beach at Bourkes Bend is located about 20 km south-east of Cobram. Follow the Bourkes Bend Track off the Murray Valley Hwy. Nearby Duffys Beach is also worth a visit. Canoeists are a fairly common sight as they... Find out more


Pebbly Beach camping area (bush camping) 16 km

There’s dispersed bush camping around Pebbly Beach, which is located opposite Tocumwal township on a sweeping bend of the Murray River. Pull out your camera and explore the local billabongs or just take a long... Find out more


Finley Beach camping area 17 km

This is another one of the relaxing beaches that line the Murray River. You’ll find it 2 km upstream of Tocumwal Bridge – pretty much due south of the township. Turn east off the Goulburn Valley Hwy at Finley... Find out more


Apex Beach camping area 18 km

Apex Beach is downstream of the Tocumwal Bridge, about 2 km south-west of Tocumwal township; Pumps Bend Track will lead you there. This beach is frequented by locals and out-of-towners alike, who all come here to enjoy... Find out more


Boomanoomana precinct camping areas 18 km

Part of a newly amalgamated national park, Boomanoomana precinct is accessed by following the Mulwala–Barooga Rd 16 km west of Mulwala. Bring your own drinking water.... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Cobram Barooga Golf Resort 1 km

Adjacent to one of the Murray Valley’s renowned golf courses, this park is very good quality and just 1.5 km from the town centre. The park’s facilities include a tennis court. This would be a great base for... Find out more


RACV Cobram Resort 3 km

This is a very highly rated resort complex with some 35 powered sites. Set on sprawling but well-cared-for lawns, there is a selection of accommodation; the park is a picture and we highly recommend it. Bookings are... Find out more


Cobram Oasis Tourist Park 5 km

This has developed into a great park with unique multi-sided ensuite amenities being a feature. Situated about 4 km west of the Cobram town centre, it is ideal for a few days exploring this great area. Bookings are... Find out more


BIG4 Tocumwal Tourist Park 16 km

This owner-operated park with great facilities, in a quiet off-highway location close to the centre of town, is developing into a top-rate park. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies at... Find out more


Boomerang Way Tourist Park 16 km

This well-cared-for, owner-operated park is 500 metres from the centre of Tocumwal and away from the highway noise. There is a large swimming pool, covered barbecues and the park is ideal for an overnight stay or an... Find out more


Yarrawonga Holiday Park 30 km

This is a very large, popular park on the banks of the Murray River, just below the Yarrawonga Weir. It is situated around some of the town’s sporting facilities, including the public swimming pool, and experiences... Find out more


Gateway Lifestyle Shepparton East Holiday Park 58 km

On the Midland Highway 5 km to the east of Shepparton, and close to the Shepparton bypass, this quality park in a rural setting has great amenities and facilities including a tennis court. As with most parks in this... Find out more


Victoria Lake Holiday Park 59 km

Set on the shores of Victoria Park Lake, this picturesque place is centrally located on the main highway 1 km south of the city centre. With good facilities and great waterfront sites, it is the park we like to stay at... Find out more


Jerilderie Motel and Caravan Park 62 km

This neat and tidy, budget-priced park is located in Jerilderie’s main street. The park is an ideal overnight stop for travellers along the Newell Highway.... Find out more


Big4 Shepparton Park Lane Holiday Park 63 km

Located on the southern approaches to Shepparton, this park has undergone substantial redevelopment and is now a tourist park with great facilities. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Scotts Beach camping area 2 km

T/O at Cobram

Secluded on a riverbank 3km (partly unsealed) south-east of Cobram via Barooga and River rds.


Horseshoe Lagoon camping area 2 km

T/O at Cobram

Secluded area on a riverbank 6km (partly unsealed) south-east of Cobram via Barooga and River rds.


Bourkes Bend No. 2 camping area 14 km

T/O 19km E of Cobram (L) or 18km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Secluded area 3km (unsealed) north of the highway on the river in Bourkes Bend State Forest.


Bourkes Bend No. 3 camping area 14 km

T/O 19km E of Cobram (L) or 18km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Secluded area 3.2km (unsealed) north of the highway on the river in Bourkes Bend State Forest.


Bourkes Bend No. 1 camping area 15 km

T/O 19km E of Cobram (L) or 18km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Secluded area 2.8km (unsealed) north of the highway on the river in Bourkes Bend State Forest.


Bourkes Bend rest area 16 km

19km E of Cobram (L) or 18km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.


Town Beach camping area 16 km

T/O at Tocumwal

On the riverbank 1km south of Tocumwal (via the main street) in Tocumwal Regional Park.


Bruces Beach No. 2 camping area 22 km

T/O 28km E of Cobram (L) or 9km W of Yarrawonga (R)

Secluded area on a riverbank 4km (unsealed) north of the highway via Bruces Rd. Follow signs from the gate.


Yarrawonga West rest area 28 km

33km E of Cobram (R) or 4km W of Yarrawonga (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.


Morgans Gate camping area 29 km

T/O 29km NE of Nathalia (L) or 27km W of Cobram (R)

Secluded area among trees on a riverbank. Located 10km (unsealed) north of the highway via Haynes and Morgans Mill rds.


Finley park area 31 km

At Finley

Adjacent to the highway and the museum.


Wunghnu park area 35 km

At Wunghnu

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.


Tongaboo rest area 38 km

8km N of Finley (L) or 28km S of Jerilderie (L)

Just off the highway on both sides.


Bundalong park area 44 km

At Bundalong

Adjacent to the highway among some trees. 


Lower Ovens Regional Park camping area 49 km

23km E of Yarrawonga (L) or 25km W of Rutherglen (R)

Numerous secluded campsites just off the highway. Located under trees on the riverbank of the Ovens River's eastern side.


Nalinga rest area 57 km

33km NW of Benalla (L) or 28km SE of Shepparton (R)

Large area just off the highway among a few trees.


Goulburn River rest area 59 km

38km E of Echuca (L) or 19km S of Nathalia (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees on the banks of the river. 


Mooroopna rest area 61 km

At Mooroopna

Adjacent to the highway. On the west side of town.


Casey Weir rest area 66 km

9km NW of Benalla (L) or 52km SE of Shepparton (R)

Just off the highway on the banks of the Broken River.


Police Paddocks camping area 74 km

T/O 2km E of Rutherglen (L) or 42km W of Wodonga (R)

Large area 10km (partly unsealed) north of the highway via Gooramadda and Police Paddock rds. Located on the banks of Murphys Creek in Gooramadda State Forest.


Mokoan No. 1 rest area 75 km

27km SW of Wangaratta (L)

Just off the highway among trees. For southbound only.


Calder Woodburn rest area 80 km

31km N of Nagambie (L)

Just off the highway. For northbound only.


Howlong rest area 85 km

T/O 16km E of Rutherglen (L) or 28km W of Wodonga (R)

Overlooking a river 7km north of the highway on the road to Howlong.


Stanhope park area 87 km

At Stanhope

Adjacent to the highway. On the east side of town.


Browns Plains rest area 87 km

18km E of Rutherglen (L) or 26km W of Wodonga (R)

Just off the highway among some large trees.


Balmattum rest area 89 km

62km NE of Seymour (L)  

Just off the highway among a few trees. For northbound only.


Ironbark rest area 89 km

38km NE of Wangaratta (L)

Just off the freeway under shady trees. For northbound only.


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