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
Camping in Warby-Ovens
Walking in Warby-Ovens
Mount Buffalo National Park
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.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Francis road entry closure, Warby Ovens National ParkDue to damage caused by flooding, the bridge normally used to access the Ovens river in the Warby Ovens National Park at Francis Lane is temporarily closed. This section of the park can still be accessed via Frosts crossing track to the North.
Warby-Ovens NP - Flood ClosuresDue to recent rainfall the Ovens River has seen a significant rise and restricted access to sections of the Warby Ovens NP Closed tracks include Frosts Tk, Hills Tk, Ovens Tk, Nicklaus Tk, Boundary Tk , Yellow Creek Tk, Lavis Tk, Loop Tk, Billabong Creek tk. These areas will be closed to vehicles until the water recedes to safe levels for access.