Rivers of Australia

Rivers of Australia

If to look at the map of this continent, many rivers of Australia are represented by a dotted line. It speaks that "normal" they become only after pouring rains. And in the rest of the time is, more often, or the shoaled streams, or simply chain of small ozerok.


This river possesses a title of the longest river of the Australian continent. Earlier in a drought the river bed practically dried up. Now such problems are absent, as the optimum level of water is supported at the expense of the Murray created in upper courses of a reservoir.

Murray perfectly is suitable for occupations by fishing. And not only amateur, but also sports. Waters of the river are rich with fish. Here it is possible to catch: river trout; perch; to a cod; Australian smelled. In addition in Murray it is possible to catch a catfish and fresh-water shrimps.

If to speak about other entertainments, it, of course, walk by the real wheel steamships which plied on waters of Murray in the XIX century. At desire it is possible to sweep on a water ski and even to rent «the floating house».

Sights of the coast of Murray:

  • The Australian Alps;
  • Lake Victoria, Alexandria;
  • national parks;
  • national reserves;
  • artificially created sandy ridge;
  • Lokston’s village.


Darling – the largest wandering inflow of Murray. The general extent – 2757 kilometers. In a drought lasting sometimes quite long time, the river very strongly мелеет. And at this time deep Darling turns into a thin streamlet.

Darling runs into waters of Murray near the small town Uentyert. In the bottom current the river can seem very boring, as local landscapes – sad semidesertic coast. But exactly here you will find the most interesting fishing docks. In the spring and in the autumn Darling strongly dries up, turning into separate reaches.

During travel it is necessary to stop by all means in Bryuarrin’s small town (about 800 kilometers from Sydney). Here it is possible to live at the real tribe of natives, to try their traditional cuisine and to visit a local holiday. And in this town the rock paintings, which age about 40 thousand years remained.


Murrumbidgee – one more large inflow of Murray. In the winter the river sometimes threatens locals strong with floods, but here in the summer it rather silent. And then on its coast it is possible to see a great number of fans to fish, and Marrabidzhi’s silent creeks will present to you many quiet hours.

The special attention is deserved by the town Kazuarina-Sends. Here it is possible not only to fish, but also to try the forces in rowing on a canoe. Nearby to the small town there is a dam is a fine place for long rest.

Sights: on the South from Canberra there is the reconstructed estate reproducing way of life of 1850, and here it is necessary to examine an exposition of gallery of Sydney of Nolan and Ned Kelly’s drawings.

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