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Paddle n Picnic

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Family day out at Dwellingup Adventures
Paddle n Picnic
Family fun + adventure at Dwellingup
Paddle on the Murray River

Embark on a marvelous Murray River journey, filled with excitement and exploration for the whole family!

Make a day for reconnecting with nature and each other as you discover natural pools, channels, and thrilling rapids, all nestled along the picturesque forest-line riverbanks.

Your self-guided adventure tour begins with a leisurely paddle downstream, offering ample opportunities to soak in the breathtaking scenery. If the season permits, you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the river, adding a splash of joy to your day. And worry not, as all the necessary equipment for the trip will be provided, leaving you with just one simple task – pack your favorite picnic lunch!

Parents reconnecting with nature is your best antidote to stress, and a relaxing way to repair and restore.

Book or gift a SPARK POP® experience and you’ll be supporting – 💚Healthy Planet. 💚Local Jobs. 💚Active Kids. 

Ideal For

  • 5 hrs
  • Teen
  • Primary
  • Pre-Teen
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Explorer

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River Levels
The Murray River is reliant on natural rainfall patterns. Dwellingup Adventures will advise you if the water levels are unsuitable. We have a safety cut off point for high water. Fast Water Rafting is not available at low water levels. (Typically Nov-Apr)
There are 2 small rapid features and the Grade 2 Island Pool rapid. There are a number of faster narrow channels. Island Pool rapid has good pedestrian access and rafters can exit the river after the rapid and carry the raft up the pathway and run the rapid again.

Child Friendly Dining

Waypoints Cafe – Open daily. Offering seasonal food and drink to nourish active adventurers. This cafe is dog friendly and has a green lawn, skate park and playground right near the alfresco area.



Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre, Marrinup Street, Dwellingup WA, Australia


  1. Car Parking: Ample parking on-site. ENTRY PASS must be pre-purchased to access Lane Poole Reserve. Refer here for details
  2. What to Wear: For cool weather it is important to maintain upper body warmth. Proper fitting wet suits are good although can be restrictive after long periods.  Polypropylene thermal wear is very good. Avoid cotton as its thermal qualities are minimal and it stays wet and cold all day, even bare legs dry out quicker. Save your old smelly runners they are ideal for water activities. Bare feet or unsecured footwear is unsuitable. Dwellingup Adventures hire Thermal wear packages if you need. You’ll be provided with safety equipment.
  3. What to Bring: You will need to bring your own water and food, or you can purchase a Picnic Package. Bring a change of clothes that you can leave in your vehicle in case you fall out, it happens now and then!

Guidelines, Cancellation, Terms

Minimum Age – 4 years.

The section from Yarragil to Dwaarlindjirraap is generally suitable for beginner paddlers. Parents will determine the suitability of their own children, but it is common for an adult and a young child to do the tour. We supply a double paddle for the adult. Two roads run parallel to the river, River Road on river right (looking downstream) and Murray Valley Road, river left (looking downstream). River Road will lead you back to your vehicle should you need to walk out.


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