Lake Mulwala, Nick Rains / Explore Australia Publishing

Population 1629

Mulwala and Yarrawonga (in Victoria) are twin towns sitting astride the Murray River. Mulwala prides itself on being an 'inland aquatic paradise', with plenty of water-based activities for visitors to enjoy. It is surrounded by forests and vineyards.

Visitor Information

Irvine Pde, Yarrawonga; (03) 5744 1989 or 1800 062 260

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

  • Yarrawonga

    Yarrawonga and its sister town Mulwala, across the New South Wales border, are separated by a pleasant stretch of the Murray River and the...more

  • Cobram

    At Cobram and nearby Barooga (across the New South Wales border) the Murray River is bordered by sandy beaches, making it a great spot for...more

  • Corowa

    Corowa has been known for its goldmining, winemaking, timber milling and as the 'birthplace of Federation'. Traders in the 19th century had...more

In Town

Lake Mulwala This artificial lake was formed by the 1939 damming of the Murray River at Yarrawonga Weir and is now home to myriad birdlife. The eastern end has river red gums up to 600 years old. The lake is popular for yachting, sailboarding, canoeing, swimming and fishing (especially for Murray cod). The Mulwala Water Ski Club is the largest in the world with 6000 members; it offers lessons and equipment hire for skiing, wakeboarding, and banana and tube rides. Day and evening cruises can be booked at the visitor centre.

Linley Park Animal Farm: working farm with horse and pony rides, and opportunity to handfeed native and exotic animals. Open Sat–Sun and school holidays; Corowa Rd.

Pioneer Museum: historic farming exhibits, photographs and local artefacts; open Wed–Sun; Melbourne St.

Tunzafun Amusement Park: minigolf, mini-train and dodgem cars; Melbourne St.


Savenake Station Woolshed: 1930s-style woolshed in working order producing merino wool; open by appt; bookings (02) 6035 9415; 28 km N.

Everglade and swamp tours: to waterbird rookeries and native animal habitats; bookings at visitor centre.

Local wineries: several in area offering cellar-door tastings; brochure from visitor centre.

Fishing spots near town

Lake Mulwala 3 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

Wine-tasting - Rutherglen region 42 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 50 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

Cafes & restaurants around town

La Porchetta

A huge variety of Italian fare awaits you here, with everything from classic Italian pizza to pasta, steak and seafood dishes. As you look over the lake and lagoon, try the antipasto pizza of marinated artichokes,... Find out more

The Border Bistro

Take a seat in this lively bistro overlooking the impressive 45-hole Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort – the largest public-access course in the country. They cater for country appetites here and dishes offer... Find out more

Campsites around town

Yarrawonga Bends camping areas 3 km

The Yarrawonga Bends, a mere 5 km from Yarrawonga township, offer some nice beaches and freshwater swimming, all courtesy of the Murray River. There are also a number of dispersed bush-camping sites in the vicinity with... Find out more

Mulwala precinct camping areas 4 km

This precinct is 8 km west of Mulwala, via Mulwala–Barooga Rd.... Find out more

Chinamans Bend camping area 5 km

Chinamans Bend is very close to the centre of Yarrawonga, making it an ideal camping area for those who want quick access to the township’s attractions. These include a mine-shaft complex and leisurely cruises... Find out more

Bruces Bend camping areas 8 km

River beaches and calm backwater billabongs are what you’ll find at and around Bruces Bend. The dispersed bush camping here is embellished by some fireplaces and picnic tables. To get here, head west out of... Find out more

Nevins Bend camping areas 11 km

A drive or cycle of 11 km to the west of Yarrawonga will bring you to the camping areas at Nevins Bend – turn off the Murray Valley Hwy onto Thoms Rd. If you were to continue down the highway for a few kilometres... Find out more

Boomanoomana precinct camping areas 12 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

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

Cobrawonga Island camping areas 20 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

Lower Ovens camping area (bush camping) 21 km

There’s dispersed bush camping along the picturesque Ovens and Murray rivers – try Parolas and Camerons bends. Check the local riverbanks for platypus and water rat burrows, and watch kingfishers go after... Find out more

Cottadidda precinct camping areas 22 km

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

Caravan parks around town

Yarrawonga Holiday Park 2 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

Cobram Barooga Golf Resort 30 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 31 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

Corowa Caravan Park 34 km

The park is 2 km east of town with frontage to the Murray River. It is the closest park to the popular golf course. Large and shady, this park is great for a weekend or a longer break. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more

Cobram Oasis Tourist Park 34 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

Ball Park Caravan Park 36 km

This is a large council-owned park, close to the centre of town. It is a popular holiday destination and bookings are required in peak periods; a minimum-length stay applies at Christmas, Easter and long weekends. Pets... Find out more

BIG4 Tocumwal Tourist Park 44 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 44 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

North Cedars Holiday Park 49 km

Located about 4 km north-east of the township, this is a good quality park in a quiet location on what was once the old highway prior to the opening of the bypass.... Find out more

Painters Island Caravan Park 50 km

Less than 1 km from the town centre, this nicely appointed park is situated on the banks of the Ovens River. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Club Mulwala

Located on the edge of Lake Mulwala, this club offers accommodation in 60 motel-style rooms surrounded by hectares of landscaped gardens. There are four categories, from economy to executive. The best are the very... Find out more

Lake Mulwala Holiday Park

Join watersports enthusiasts and Murray cod–seeking anglers staying at this sprawling holiday park on the banks of Lake Mulwala. There’s a variety of options to suit everyone: luxurious self-contained... Find out more

Lake Mulwala Hotel Motel

On the banks of Lake Mulwala, this motel has 18 sparkling, contemporary-designed guest rooms. Wine and dine at the on-site pub, bistro and lovely lakeside beer garden. The motel is centrally located so guests can make... Find out more

Mulwala Paradise Palms 

Sunny, friendly and modern, the guest rooms at Mulwala Paradise Palms Motel are reasonably priced and comfortable, ensuring a pleasant stay. There is a saltwater pool, a spa and the motel is close to all the attractions... Find out more

Yarrawonga & 
Border Golf Club

Claiming to have the largest public access of any golfing complex in Australia, this golf club does indeed offer a whopping 45 holes to master. Self-contained accommodation is available in 65 suites, apartments, villas... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Yarrawonga West rest area 4 km

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

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Bruces Beach No. 2 camping area 7 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.

Bundalong park area 15 km

At Bundalong

Adjacent to the highway among some trees. 

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 No. 2 camping area 16 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 16 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 rest area 16 km

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

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Lower Ovens Regional Park camping area 20 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.

Horseshoe Lagoon camping area 28 km

T/O at Cobram

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

Scotts Beach camping area 30 km

T/O at Cobram

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

Town Beach camping area 44 km

T/O at Tocumwal

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

Police Paddocks camping area 46 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.

Casey Weir rest area 54 km

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

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

Finley park area 54 km

At Finley

Adjacent to the highway and the museum.

Wunghnu park area 54 km

At Wunghnu

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

What's on around town

E.C. Griffiths Cup: powerboat racing; Apr.

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