Lester Lookout Tower, Ken Stepnell / Explore Australia Publishing

Population 3780

Kerang, situated on the Loddon River just south of the New South Wales border, lies at the southern end of the Kerang wetlands and lakes. They extend from Kerang 42 kilometres north-west to Lake Boga and offer a wonderland for watersports enthusiasts and birdwatchers; the lakes contain what are reputedly the world's largest ibis breeding grounds. The town itself is a service centre for its agricultural surrounds.

Visitor Information

Sir John Gorton Library, cnr Murray Valley Hwy and Shadforth St; (03) 5452 1546

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Nearby towns

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In Town

Lester Lookout Tower: town views; Cnr Murray Valley Hwy and Shadforth St.

Historical Museum: focuses on cars and antique farm machinery; Riverwood Dr.


Reedy Lakes: a series of 3 lakes. Apex Park, a recreation reserve for swimming, picnicking and boating, is set by the 1st lake, and the 2nd features a large ibis rookery. Picnic facilities are available at the third lake; 8 km NW.

Leaghur State Park: on the Loddon River flood plain, this peaceful park is a perfect spot for a leisurely walk through the black box woodlands and wetlands; 25 km SW.

Murrabit: a historic timber town on the Murray surrounded by picturesque forests, with a country market 1st Sat each month; 27 km N.

Quambatook: hosts the Australian Tractor Pull Championship each Easter; 40 km SW.

Lake Boga: popular for watersports, with good sandy beaches; 42 km NW.

Fishing: Meran, Kangaroo and Charm lakes all offer freshwater fishing; details from visitor centre.

Fishing spots near town

Swan Hill 47 km

From Mulwala to Swan Hill there are excellent fishing opportunities. Some of the top spots along this stretch include Barmah, Echuca and the famous Torrumbarry Weir. The huge Murray cod mounted near the park in Swan... Find out more

Golf courses around town

Murray Downs Golf & Country Club Resort 51 km

What follows is one of the success stories of golf along the Murray River. Set in the heart of Kidman Reid’s historic Murray Downs sheep station, the Murray Downs Golf & Country Club Resort was constructed... Find out more

Campsites around town

Middle Reedy Lake camping area 8 km

This is one of the 3 freshwater bodies that make up the Reedy Lakes system, which is in turn part of the renowned Kerang Lakes wetlands. Middle Reedy Lake is famous for its extensive ibis rookery, but it also attracts... Find out more

Lake Bael Bael camping areas 18 km

Lake Bael Bael is one of the largest of the 50 or so bodies of water that make up the Kerang Lakes, an internationally recognised wetland district. It’s fed by the Avoca River and, in turn, sustains a bewildering... Find out more

Lake Meran camping area 20 km

The only camping area in Leaghur State Park is at the southern end of Lake Meran, at the northern edge of the park. You get here by following the Chamberlain and Lake Meran tracks from the park entrance, and then turning... Find out more

The Marshes camping areas 20 km

Though they sound rather unappealing, the marshes in question are in fact significant wetlands with a thriving population of birds; eagles’ nests are scattered throughout the area. There’s dispersed camping... Find out more

Guttrum camping area (bush camping) 21 km

Bush-camping sites are scattered throughout Guttrum State Forest, where campers while away the hours, and the days, by swimming, canoeing and fishing in the waters of the Murray River. From Koondrook, follow Cassidys La... Find out more

Benwell camping area (bush camping) 22 km

Follow Murray Rd from Murrabit township, or Hall or Watsons lanes from the Koondrook–Murrabit Rd, and you’ll soon find yourself surrounded by river red gums. Fishing in the river is focused on Murray cod and... Find out more

Campbells Island State Forest camping areas 24 km

This state forest is about 5 km downstream of Barham via Little Murray Rd off North Barham Rd.... Find out more

Koondrook State Forest camping areas 33 km

This is actually the western end of what’s known as Koondrook–Perricoota Forest: Perricoota Forest is on the eastern end of the NSW side of the forest. Koondrook Forest is accessed via Murray St from Barham.... Find out more

Gunbower Island camping area (bush camping) 33 km

Only a few of the many bush-camping sites on Gunbower Island have any facilities – one to note is the toilet with disabled access near Twin Bridges. Canoeing and swimming in the (often cold) water of the Murray... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Ibis Caravan Park 3 km

This park is 3 km south of Kerang, with nice shady spots and a tennis court. It is an excellent overnight stop at a budget price. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies in all holidays.... Find out more

Lake Boga Caravan Park 40 km

Squeezed between the Murray Valley Highway and the shores of Lake Boga, this is ideal for an overnight stop or a restful few days; sailing, water-skiing and swimming are popular activities. The park has good basic... Find out more

Big4 Swan Hill Riverside Caravan Park 54 km

Within walking distance to the centre of town, and with large expanses of green lawn and a long frontage to the Murray River, this place boasts a heated pool, undercover barbecues and a well-stocked shop. Bookings are... Find out more

BIG4 Swan Hill 57 km

On the northern edge of town, this is a very good quality park that will satisfy the most fastidious traveller. The owner-operated establishment has a range of accommodation and good facilities including a six-hole golf... Find out more

Echuca Holiday Park 85 km

This is a popular, quality riverside park just a short walk from Echuca’s historic port precinct on the Murray River. The spacious park has a range of accommodation and great facilities. With its excellent... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Kerang park area

At Kerang

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

Apex park area 6 km

36km SE of Lake Boga (L) or 8km NW of Kerang (R)

Well off the highway, among a few trees on the shores of a lake. 

Ibis Rookery park area 8 km

32km SE of Lake Boga (L) or 10km NW of Kerang (R)

Well off the highway, near the bird observatory.

Lake Charm rest area 19 km

22km SE of Lake Boga (R) or 20km NW of Kerang (L)

Just off the highway, on the shores of the lake.

Cohuna park area 28 km

At Cohuna

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Lake Boga park area 41 km

At Lake Boga

On the shores of the lake via Jacaranda Cres.

Gunbower park area 47 km

At Gunbower

On the banks of the creek in the middle of town.

Teddywaddy rest area 73 km

23km SE of Wycheproof (L) or 9km N of Charlton (R)

Just off the highway among a few shady trees.

Wycheproof park area 73 km

At Wycheproof

Just off the highway. In the middle of town.

Wharparilla Flora Reserve rest area 75 km

93km SE of Kerang (L) or 3km W of Echuca (R)

Large area just off the highway among some trees. 

Skinners Flat rest area 76 km

T/O 26km SE of Charlton (L) or 4km NW of Wedderburn (R)

Secluded area 1km (unsealed) north of the highway. Located in the scrub on the shores of the reservoir 200m past the picnic area.

Nyah park area 79 km

At Nyah

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Nyah camping area 80 km

At Nyah

Large grassed area well off the highway via River St. Located at the recreation reserve behind the sporting complex.

Wedderburn park area 81 km

At Wedderburn

Opposite the bowling club.

Nyah Forest camping area 81 km

T/O 6km S of Wood Wood (L) or 2km N of Nyah (R)

Under shady trees on a riverbank. Located 1km (unsealed) east of the highway via Byrnes La.

Berriwillock park area 84 km

At Berriwillock

Opposite the hotel on the service road through town.

Ryans Creek Rest Area 85 km

12 km SE Wedderburn (R) or 24 km NW of Bridgewater (L)

Small area just off the highway among a few large trees. Good shade.

Wood Wood camping area 87 km

T/O at Wood Wood

Just off the highway. Among trees on a riverbank in Nyah State Forest.

Wood Wood park area 87 km

At Wood Wood

Just off the highway on a riverbank.

Wooroonook Lake camping area 88 km

T/O at Charlton

On the shores of the lake 14km west of Charlton via Borung Hwy.  

What's on around town

Races: Easter and Boxing Day.

Tour of the Murray River: cycling race; late Aug/early Sept.

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