A closer look at Lake Alexandrina, Lake Albert, Coorong and Southern Ocean.
A brief look at two of the biggest anabranches of the Murray River
See any detour as an opportunity to experience new things.
This is a placeholder stub in participation of a future paddle down one or both of these rivers.
The Edwards and Wakool Rivers are the two major anabranches of the Murray River. Taking Edwards River is 435.7 km, the Murray 499.8 km, however being a smaller river with weirs, it is unlikely to be a quicker shortcut. If you paddle the even smaller Wakool River, then that is the shortest at 427.7 km, but this will likely be the longest and hardest.
Note that there are no key waypoints on the smaller Wakool River.
The Edwards River leaves the Murray just as you reach Picnic Point.
Be careful that you do not pass this and head up Gulpa Creek. That is 1.2 km downstream and is 54.9 km, adding 20 km if it is navigable all the way up to where it rejoins Edwards River.
One may want to study the correlation between the Murray River Height at the Gulpa Creek offtake and flows before committing to this option.
Deni has an IGA and Coles supermarket.
The gauge at Toonalook is about 20 km upstream.
There is an IGA X-press in town (general store)
There are limited supply options; the supermarkets at Deniliquin and a small general store at Moulamein.
Distances from key locations, including a couple that are on the Murray River.
Tap or hover your mouse over a table cell to show the estimated number of days it will likely take between two locations.
|Picnic Point||123||96||0||67||276||436||586||Picnic Point|
|Murray River||558||531||436||369||160||0||151||Murray River|
The map has markers every km starting from 0 at the confluence where the Wakool meets the Murray. Zoom in to see all of these markers. These numbers do not correlate with any existing numbering system on the river.
Water NSW gauges are noted below: