Ferns beside a still pool

Distance Table

Stores, distances & coordinates below are only approximations from using various maps and online tools, but should be accurate enough for the trip.

Coordinates will generally be at a takeout point or bridge for most locations. Various reports suggest views of some small towns could be obscured by the river banks, so some care needs to be taken while navigating down the river.

Note that there are some slight differences to the Blue Sign distance markers found on the river, but these are very minor.

From a paddlers perspective, the key distances to the ocean are:

Source
2,497 km
Bringenbrong Br
2,356 km
Hume Dam
2,143 km
Echuca
1,656 km

The distances were calculated from what I expect the path down the river most people would take. This is ~45 km shorter than the original course of the river that is still navigatable today. These deviations are noted below the table.

Tap or hover your mouse over a table cell to show the estimated number of days it will likely take between two locations.

Distances (KM)
Source
Tom Groggin
Bringenbrong Br
Towong
Tintaldra
Jingellic
Lake Hume Village
Albury
Howlong
Corowa
Yarrawonga
Cobram
Tocumwal
Picnic Pt
Barmah
Echuca
Barham
Swan Hill
Nyah
Wood Wood
Tooleybuc
Wakool Junction
Boundary Bend
Robinvale
Midura
Wentworth
Renmark
Berri
Loxton
Moorook Sth
Kingston on Murray
Waikerie
Morgan
Blanchetown
Swan Reach
Walker Flat
Mannum
Murray Bridge
Tailem Bend
Wellington
Clayton Bay
Goolwa
Southern Ocean
Distances (KM)
Source*0741411551852243533824464915756436707637928411,0271,1411,1871,2011,2191,2541,3121,4001,6201,6711,9291,9702,0072,0442,0602,1132,1762,2212,2492,2882,3452,3852,4092,4222,4732,4862,497Source*
Tom Groggin*74068811111502793083724185015695966907197679541,0671,1141,1281,1461,1801,2381,3271,5461,5981,8561,8971,9331,9701,9862,0392,1022,1472,1752,2142,2722,3112,3352,3482,3992,4122,423Tom Groggin*
Bringenbrong Br*1416801444832122413053504335015296226517008861,0001,0461,0601,0781,1121,1701,2591,4781,5301,7881,8291,8661,9031,9181,9722,0352,0792,1082,1472,2042,2432,2682,2812,3322,3452,356Bringenbrong Br*
Towong*1558114030691982272913374204885156096386868739861,0331,0461,0651,0991,1571,2461,4651,5171,7741,8161,8521,8891,9051,9582,0212,0662,0942,1332,1912,2302,2542,2672,3182,3312,342Towong*
Tintaldra18511144300391681972613063904584855786076568429561,0021,0161,0341,0691,1271,2151,4351,4861,7441,7851,8221,8591,8751,9281,9912,0362,0642,1032,1602,2002,2242,2372,2882,3012,312Tintaldra
Jingellic22415083693901291582222673514194465405686178049179639779961,0301,0881,1771,3961,4471,7051,7471,7831,8201,8361,8891,9521,9972,0252,0642,1222,1612,1852,1982,2492,2622,273Jingellic
Lake Hume Village353279212198168129029931382222903174104394886747888348488669019591,0471,2671,3181,5761,6171,6541,6911,7071,7601,8231,8681,8961,9351,9922,0322,0562,0692,1202,1332,144Lake Hume Village
Albury382308241227197158290641091932612883814104596457598058198378719301,0181,2381,2891,5471,5881,6251,6621,6771,7311,7941,8391,8671,9061,9632,0022,0272,0402,0912,1042,115Albury
Howlong44637230529126122293640451291972243173463955816957417557738088669541,1741,2251,4831,5241,5611,5981,6141,6671,7301,7751,8031,8421,8991,9391,9631,9762,0272,0402,051Howlong
Corowa491418350337306267138109450831511792723013505366506967107287628209091,1281,1801,4381,4791,5161,5531,5681,6221,6851,7291,7581,7971,8541,8931,9181,9311,9821,9952,006Corowa
Yarrawonga57550143342039035122219312983068951892182664535666136276456797378261,0451,0971,3551,3961,4331,4691,4851,5381,6011,6461,6751,7131,7711,8101,8341,8471,8981,9111,922Yarrawonga
Cobram643569501488458419290261197151680271211501983854985455595776116697589771,0291,2871,3281,3651,4011,4171,4701,5331,5781,6071,6451,7031,7421,7661,7791,8301,8431,854Cobram
Tocumwal67059652951548544631728822417995270941231713584715185315505846427319501,0021,2591,3011,3371,3741,3901,4431,5061,5511,5791,6181,6761,7151,7391,7521,8031,8161,827Tocumwal
Picnic Pt76369062260957854041038131727218912194029782643784244384564905486378569081,1661,2071,2441,2801,2961,3491,4131,4571,4861,5251,5821,6211,6461,6581,7091,7221,734Picnic Pt
Barmah792719651638607568439410346301218150123290492353493954094274615196088278791,1371,1781,2151,2521,2671,3211,3841,4281,4571,4961,5531,5921,6171,6301,6811,6941,705Barmah
Echuca841767700686656617488459395350266198171784901863003463603784134715597798301,0881,1291,1661,2031,2191,2721,3351,3801,4081,4471,5041,5441,5681,5811,6321,6451,656Echuca
Barham1,02795488687384280467464558153645338535826423518601141601741922262843735926449029439801,0161,0321,0851,1491,1931,2221,2611,3181,3571,3821,3941,4451,4581,470Barham
Swan Hill1,1411,0671,00098695691778875969565056649847137834930011404660781131712604795307888308669039199721,0351,0801,1081,1471,2051,2441,2681,2811,3321,3451,356Swan Hill
Nyah1,1871,1141,0461,0331,0029638348057416966135455184243953461604601432661242134324847427838208578729269891,0331,0621,1011,1581,1971,2221,2351,2861,2991,310Nyah
Wood Wood1,2011,1281,0601,0461,0169778488197557106275595314384093601746014018521101994194707287698068438589129751,0201,0481,0871,1441,1831,2081,2211,2721,2851,296Wood Wood
Tooleybuc1,2191,1461,0781,0651,034996866837773728645577550456427378192793218034921814004527107517888248408939571,0011,0301,0691,1261,1651,1901,2021,2531,2661,278Tooleybuc
Wakool Junction*1,2541,1801,1121,0991,0691,0309018718087626796115844904614132261136652340581473664186767177547908068599239679961,0351,0921,1311,1561,1681,2191,2321,243Wakool Junction*
Boundary Bend1,3121,2381,1701,1571,1271,08895993086682073766964254851947128417112411092580893083606186596967327488018649099389761,0341,0731,0971,1101,1611,1741,185Boundary Bend
Robinvale1,4001,3271,2591,2461,2151,1771,0471,0189549098267587316376085593732602131991811478902192715295706076436597127768208498889459841,0091,0211,0721,0851,097Robinvale
Midura1,6201,5461,4781,4651,4351,3961,2671,2381,1741,1281,045977950856827779592479432419400366308219052310351387424440493556601629668726765789802853866877Midura
Wentworth1,6711,5981,5301,5171,4861,4471,3181,2891,2251,1801,0971,0291,002908879830644530484470452418360271520258299336373388442505549578617674713738751802815826Wentworth
Renmark1,9291,8561,7881,7741,7441,7051,5761,5471,4831,4381,3551,2871,2591,1661,1371,08890278874272871067661852931025804178115130184247292320359416455480493544557568Renmark
Berri1,9701,8971,8291,8161,7851,7471,6171,5881,5241,4791,3961,3281,3011,2071,1781,129943830783769751717659570351299410377389142206250279318375414439451502515527Berri
Loxton2,0071,9331,8661,8521,8221,7831,6541,6251,5611,5161,4331,3651,3371,2441,2151,166980866820806788754696607387336783703752106169214242281338377402415466479490Loxton
Moorook Sth2,0441,9701,9031,8891,8591,8201,6911,6621,5981,5531,4691,4011,3741,2801,2521,2031,016903857843824790732643424373115733701669132177205244302341365378429442453Moorook Sth
Kingston on Murray2,0601,9861,9181,9051,8751,8361,7071,6771,6141,5681,4851,4171,3901,2961,2671,2191,032919872858840806748659440388130895216053117161190229286325350362413426437Kingston on Murray
Waikerie2,1132,0391,9721,9581,9281,8891,7601,7311,6671,6221,5381,4701,4431,3491,3211,2721,0859729269128938598017124934421841421066953063108136175233272296309360373384Waikerie
Morgan2,1762,1022,0352,0211,9911,9521,8231,7941,7301,6851,6011,5331,5061,4131,3841,3351,1491,0359899759579238647765565052472061691321176304573112169209233246297310321Morgan
Blanchetown2,2212,1472,0792,0662,0361,9971,8681,8391,7751,7291,6461,5781,5511,4571,4281,3801,1931,0801,0331,0201,0019679098206015492922502141771611084502867125164188201252265276Blanchetown
Swan Reach2,2492,1752,1082,0942,0642,0251,8961,8671,8031,7581,6751,6071,5791,4861,4571,4081,2221,1081,0621,0481,030996938849629578320279242205190136732803996135160173224237248Swan Reach
Walker Flat2,2882,2142,1472,1332,1032,0641,9351,9061,8421,7971,7131,6451,6181,5251,4961,4471,2611,1471,1011,0871,0691,035976888668617359318281244229175112673905796121134185198209Walker Flat
Mannum2,3452,2722,2042,1912,1602,1221,9921,9631,8991,8541,7711,7031,6761,5821,5531,5041,3181,2051,1581,1441,1261,0921,03494572667441637533830228623316912596570396476127140151Mannum
Murray Bridge2,3852,3112,2432,2302,2002,1612,0322,0021,9391,8931,8101,7421,7151,6211,5921,5441,3571,2441,1971,1831,1651,1311,07398476571345541437734132527220916413597390243788101112Murray Bridge
Tailem Bend2,4092,3352,2682,2542,2242,1852,0562,0271,9631,9181,8341,7661,7391,6461,6171,5681,3821,2681,2221,2081,1901,1561,0971,0097897384804394023653502962331881601216425013647788Tailem Bend
Wellington2,4222,3482,2812,2672,2372,1982,0692,0401,9761,9311,8471,7791,7521,6581,6301,5811,3941,2811,2351,2211,2021,1681,1101,0218027514934514153783623092462011731347637130516475Wellington
Clayton Bay2,4732,3992,3322,3182,2882,2492,1202,0912,0271,9821,8981,8301,8031,7091,6811,6321,4451,3321,2861,2721,2531,2191,1611,07285380254450246642941336029725222418512788645101324Clayton Bay
Goolwa2,4862,4122,3452,3312,3012,2622,1332,1042,0401,9951,9111,8431,8161,7221,6941,6451,4581,3451,2991,2851,2661,2321,1741,085866815557515479442426373310265237198140101776413011Goolwa
Southern Ocean*2,4972,4232,3562,3422,3122,2732,1442,1152,0512,0061,9221,8541,8271,7341,7051,6561,4701,3561,3101,2961,2781,2431,1851,097877826568527490453437384321276248209152112887524110Southern Ocean*
Distances (KM)
Source
Tom Groggin
Bringenbrong Br
Towong
Tintaldra
Jingellic
Lake Hume Village
Albury
Howlong
Corowa
Yarrawonga
Cobram
Tocumwal
Picnic Pt
Barmah
Echuca
Barham
Swan Hill
Nyah
Wood Wood
Tooleybuc
Wakool Junction
Boundary Bend
Robinvale
Midura
Wentworth
Renmark
Berri
Loxton
Moorook Sth
Kingston on Murray
Waikerie
Morgan
Blanchetown
Swan Reach
Walker Flat
Mannum
Murray Bridge
Tailem Bend
Wellington
Clayton Bay
Goolwa
Southern Ocean
Distances (KM)

*No facilities
Limited supplies such as a roadhouse, caravan park or small store
General store

Other towns are in bold and should have one or more supermarkets.

The distances were calculated by manually digitising the river path from various aerial images (ESRI, Bing, Google) in QGIS using the GDA2020 - NSW Lambert. The path used does minimise some curvatures along the river, using a true centreline would create a slightly longer path.

The following deviations off the border / official river course are:

The originally survayed path is no longer navigable under a normal flow in the following locations and the distance was measured from the new mainstream.

672 (Pollards Cutting), 886 (Mildura Weir), 1262, 1630 (Torrumbarry Weir), 1720, 1860 (Dead River opp. Woperana Channel), 1872, 1908, 1946, 1974, 1984, 2026, 2100, 2118, 2130, 2142, 2190, 2222

The traced path follows the approximate original mainstem through both Lake Hume and Mulwala. When these lakes are fill you can expect to save a significant distance by straight lining across the lakes, ~30 km and ~15 km respectively, albeit Lake Mulwala can be fairly snaggy outside of the main navigational channels.

Many people also paddle Wallpolla Creek at Albury, a 1.5 km shortcut.

Including all of the navigable waterways listed above, we have an extra ~45 km that is ~32 km longer than the official length with the following breakdown:

Source
2,541 km
Bringenbrong Br
2,400 km
Hume Dam
2,187 km
Echuca
1,695 km

Which is still significantly less than the original survey lengths of:

Source
2,577 km
Bringenbrong Br
2,436 km
Hume Dam
2,223 km
Echuca
1,709 km

Swampy Plain River confluence (via Indi Backwater) is considered by some to be the start of the Murray which is just 2.5 km upstream of Bringenbrong Bridge. This is due to the false impression of this being the larger river. However it would have been considerable smaller than the upper Murray River before the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme diverted water from the Snowy and Murrumbigee rivers for the hydro power. This water is released into the Khancoban Pondage that feeds Swampy Plain River.