Situated on the edge of town, the Murrumbidgee River is one of the most significant rivers in Australia. The Murrumbidgee River supports an array of native wildlife and plant life. The river environment includes stands of Black Cypress Pine, River Oak, and several threatened species. The River also supports endangered fish and other aquatic creatures including the Murray Crayfish, the Macquarie Perch, Murray Cod and the Trout Cod.
The Murrumbidgee River is a great place for recreation, with numerous river reserves ideal for water sports, fishing, canoeing, swimming, camping, picnics and riverside walks.
The wetlands are located just west of the Murrumbidgee River Bridge off Shung Street and are fed by stormwater from the town. Surrounded by a walking track, these are designed to be perennial wetlands. A favourite with children, the short walk around the water affords lots of opportunities to see, hear and learn about the plant, pond and bird life.The track is also part of the Narrandera Bike and Hike Trail.
Ideal for boating, canoeing and water skiing, this artificial lake is located only 1.5 kilometres from the town centre, which is ideal for boating, canoeing, water skiing etc. The lake adjoins the Lake Talbot Aquatic Centre and Lake Talbot Caravan Park. Each February the Malibu Series Waterksi Tournament is held on the lake.
Lake Talbot Aquatic Centre
Take the plunge on the Rampage Slide for an exhilarating high speed ride or enjoy the excitement of the 100m Water Slide at the Lake Talbot Pools. Four swimming pools, terraced lawns and shady trees together with coin operated BBQ’s make this an ideal water playground. There is also a kiosk on site. Open each day November through to Easter except Christmas Day. The boat ramp is adjacent to the pools and part of the lake is a focal point for water skiers.
Phone (02) 6959 1211 for more information.
The reinstated Rocky Waterholes Bridge links public reserve areas north and south of the Bundidgerry Creek for visitors and locals to enjoy. The Rocky Waterholes area is a place dear to locals and a popular spot for picnics, fishing, canoeing and camping. When you are enjoying the great outdoors in the waterway environs you may see a Wallaby, Kangaroo, Koala or Goanna and this place is no exception.
Not far from the bridge there is a boat ramp, a simple barbeque and a shelter with tables and seating, all provided to ensure this much loved, picturesque location can be enjoyed for years to come.
The river reserves, State Forest and surrounding private property are perfect for campers using tents and caravans. Permission must be sought from the property owner or manager before going on to private property.
Boat Ramp Entry Points
Information coming soon.
Select a safe campsite away from towering gum trees to avoid the possibility of a limb falling on someone, your car or your camp. Never set up your camp and tent on a beach because a wall of water may come down the river and wash you out. Always set up your camp on high ground with your car faced ready to drive out.