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
However, I think this should be considered the second longest river in Australia after I manually
traced the distance from satellite images in QGIS. From this I calculated that the Murrumbidgee River
has a length of 1,615.8 km that is significantly longer than my calculated
length of the Darling River at 1,546.9 km.
~105 km to the confluence. Continue down to Boundary Bend, Robinvale or even the ocean.
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.
Guides, Resources and References
This trip is difficult and potentially dangerous with some remote sections
in the lower section and hard whitewater in the upper section.
While I am posting this information to assist fellow explorers, you should not rely on
anything stated in this guide without first confirming it independently from more reliable
sources. This guide is not a substitute for proper training from an accredited training provider.