There are many beautiful spots to swim in the Ovens River and its wetlands, but please exercise caution and actively supervise children in or near water.
The maze of channels and wetlands in the lower reaches of the river offer some of the best still water canoeing in the state. With care, power boats can explore the river for several kilometres upstream from Camerons Bend.
Boat ramps are located at the Bundalong Day Visitor Area and Camerons Bend, which offer all-year round access. Check www.transportsafety.vic.gov.au to ensure you have the appropriate boat driving licence and vessel registration.
There are many good spots for both shore and boat-based fishing. Possible catches include Murray Cod, Trout, Golden Perch and Redfin. For information on Victorian recreational fishing licences, seasonal restrictions and protected species, and the Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide visit www.vfa.vic.gov.au.
Things to do in the area
How to get there
Need to know
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Warby-Ovens National Park
Puzzle Bend BridgePuzzle Bend Bridge within Warby -Ovens National Park is now closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, for safety reasons. This bridge has been ben closed to vehicle traffic for several years. There are many alternative bends of the Ovens River that can be accessed nearby in the park.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Take care while driving on wet tracksThis summer weather is predicted to be wet. Roads and tracks are easily damaged during wet weather and can only be repaired once the weather clears up and the roads are well dried out. When visiting parks keep an eye out for temporary track closures and if it’s raining or the track looks soft find an alternative route.When driving your car or four-wheel drive in a park keep in mind these basic tips:- stay off wet tracks or recently graded roads- drive only on formed roads- take notice of signage and only use roads that are open to the public and safe to do so- avoid wheel spin and churning up track surfaces- remove fallen trees or limbs from roads; don’t create new tracks by driving around them