Rafting on the Murray
- Outdoor Adventure
Experience the excitement and the thrills of the Murray River on a self-guided Fast Water Rafting tour!
Is the family in need of disconnecting with the everyday and reconnecting with each other and nature? Look no further than this Dwellingup Adventure on the Murray River!Just short hour drive from Perth, you can gear up for some serious adventure amongst an abundance of scenic surroundings with national parks and river trails.
Leave your vehicle at the finish point and let your guides transport you to the start of the trail, stopping along the way to point out river features. You spend the next few hours shooting some small rapids, paddling through fast-moving channels and along wide pools at your own pace.
The lightness of your inflated raft allows you to easily carry your raft back above some of the rapids where you can shoot them multiple times before paddling to the finish point at Dwaarlindjirraap to celebrate conquering your challenge
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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.
Pack a Picnic –
- Car Parking: Ample parking on-site. ENTRY PASS must be pre-purchased to access Lane Poole Reserve. Refer here for details
- 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.
- 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
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.