Lake Mulwala, Tourism Victoria

Population 5726

Yarrawonga and its sister town Mulwala, across the New South Wales border, are separated by a pleasant stretch of the Murray River and the attractive Lake Mulwala. The 6000-hectare lake was created in 1939 during the building of the Yarrawonga Weir, which is central to irrigation in the Murray Valley. Yarrawonga's proximity to such great water features has made it a popular holiday resort. The sandy beaches and calm waters are ideal for watersports, and are also home to abundant wildlife.

Visitor Information

Cnr Irvine Pde and Melbourne St; (03) 5744 1989 or 1800 062 260


Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

  • Mulwala

    Mulwala and Yarrawonga (in Victoria) are twin towns sitting astride the Murray River. Mulwala prides itself on being an 'inland aquatic...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

Yarrawonga and Mulwala foreshores: great locations for walks and picnics, with shady willows, water slides, barbecue facilities and boat ramps.

Canning A.R.T.S Gallery: work by local artists; Belmore St.

Antique Clock Museum: Lynch St.

Cruises: cruises along the Murray on paddleboats Paradise Queen; depart from Bank St.


Fyffe Field Wines: tastings and sales; Murray Valley Hwy; 19 km W.

Fishing: Murray River for Murray cod and yellow-belly.

Guided tours: local wineries; book at visitor centre.

Fishing spots near town

Lake Mulwala 5 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 47 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

Paradise Queen Lake Cruises

Cruise 22 kilometres up and down the mighty Murray River towards Albury on this comfortable 50-seat cruise boat for lunch or dinner. Barbecue lunches are set price and comprise a smorgasbord of barbecued meats, a variety... Find out more

Campsites around town

Yarrawonga Bends camping areas 4 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

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

Mulwala precinct camping areas 7 km

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

Bruces Bend camping areas 9 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 12 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 13 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 16 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

Lower Ovens camping area (bush camping) 20 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

Cobrawonga Island camping areas 21 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

Cottadidda precinct camping areas 23 km

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

Caravan parks around town

Yarrawonga Holiday Park 1 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 31 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 32 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 35 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 46 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 46 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 47 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 47 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

Rest areas around town

Yarrawonga West rest area 3 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 9 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 14 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 rest area 16 km

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

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

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 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.

Lower Ovens Regional Park camping area 19 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 29 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 31 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 46 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 51 km

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

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

Nalinga rest area 53 km

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

Large area just off the highway among a few trees.

Wunghnu park area 53 km

At Wunghnu

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Mokoan No. 1 rest area 54 km

27km SW of Wangaratta (L)

Just off the highway among trees. For southbound only.

What's on around town

Rotary Market: local crafts and second-hand goods; 3rd Sun each month; showgrounds.

Farmers' Market: 4th Sun each month; foreshore.

Family Fun Carnivale Market: entertainment and food; Sun before Melbourne Cup; foreshore.

Cod Classic: biggest fishing competition in Australia; 1st full weekend in Dec. 

Murray Marathon: Dec.

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