The Murrumbidgee River is usually considered to be the third longest river in Australia after the Murray and Darling rivers. GeoAustralia gives it a length of 1,485 km calculated from the 1:250,000 National Topographic Database, or 1,482.3 km to be precise from the BoM GeoFabric.
However, I think this should be considered the second longest river in Australia after I calculated that the Murrumbidgee River has a length of 1,598 km that is significantly longer than my calculated length of the Darling River at 1,547 km.
A mix of remote Grade II - IV rapids and flat water sections would make for an exciting journey down to Jugiong.
The main section of the river that is a tad over 1,100 km.
Once you have made it to the Murray River, it is another 117.0 km to Robinvale (VIC) / Euston (NSW), or you could organise a ride from either the VIC reserve directly opposite the mouth (4wd or high clearance?) or to paddle down to Boundary Bend that is only 14.6 km away. V/Line has a bus service to both towns, while NSW TrainLink only departs from Robinvale/Euston.
Guides, Resources and References
General Overview and Location Guides
Refer to the Murray River Gear Section for a discussion about kayaking and camping gear.
Information to ensure an enjoyable and successful trip.
My Personal Journey
What to do while waiting for a vaccine or rain? With VIC reentering a lockdown and a dry winter up north, the Murrumbidgee River provided a viable alternative to the Darling or Murray.
My rambling blog and trip table for the trip.