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.
Puzzle Bend (Warby-Ovens National Park, Ovens River Heritage River)
Puzzle Bend Bridge ClosureThe Puzzle Bend bridge within Warby-Ovens National Park is now closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, for safety reasons. This bridge has been closed to vehicle traffic for several years.Alternative camping spots on the Ovens River, in the Warby-Ovens National Park, can be found nearby at Camerons, Robinsons, Mcquades and Lavis Bends.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Partial Park Closure Due to Flooding - Lower OvensDue to the recent flood event, all tracks and campsites (except Mclaughlins Bend) on the Lower Ovens section of the Warby-Ovens National Park are closed. Mclaughlins Bend and the Warby Ranges are still open to day visitors and camping.