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Watersports on the lake
Watersports on the lake
A spot of fishing

Lake Mulwala

Thursday, October 30, 2003
Whilst the party people scream up the lake and have a blast, Ben has taken to a bit of fishing instead.

Mulwala in New South Wales and Yarrawonga in Victoria are twin towns on the Murray River. The beautiful regional area is an aquatic paradise for visitors to discover the forest, Lake Mulwala and the wonderful river the towns share.

People head there for fishing for Murray cod, water skiing, sailing and leisurely lake cruising. There are some welcoming camping spots along the way and stretches of sandy beach which are perfect for picnicking.

Lake Mulwala was created in the 1930s to capture the precious water from the flowing Murray. It is 15km long and covers 6000 hectares. It has attracted a wonderful variety of birdlife and the eastern end has beautiful ghost gums, some up to 600 years old, which prevent erosion, break up the waves and provide shelter for fish and birdlife.

Lake Mulwala Holiday Park is on the New South Wales side of the lake and has an excellent range of accommodation for holidaymakers.

There are 140 sites, including 10 deluxe cabins. There are also powered and unpowered sites, all with water frontage.

Deluxe cabins have ensuite facilities, air conditioning, television, electric blankets, microwave and cooktop, shaded verandah, five beds, barbecues and outdoor seating. Standard cabins have heating and cooling, but are not air conditioned.

Powered and unpowered sites are close to amenities and camp kitchen, barbecues and television room.

There is a kiosk, boat ramp, marina, ski and tube rides in the lake, playground and water skiing.

The water ski school is the largest in the world, boasting 4000 members. It is licensed and includes a pro shop. They offer ski and wakeboard lessons, banana and tube rides for all ages, beginners to advanced. They can supply all equipment.

The popular waterslide is a 60 metre spiral and is heated for use in cooler weather.

Boats can be hired from Ski Rides and licenses are not required as all operate under 10 knots an hour.


Three hours north of Melbourne on the NSW border


Lake Mulwala Holiday Park cabins start at $380 for a seven night stay. Boat hire starts at $25 an hour.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.

More information

Lake Mulwala Holiday Park
Melbourne Street Mulwala 2647
Ph: (03) 5744 1050, Fax: (03) 5743 1876

Qantas: 13 13 13

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