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McKillops Bridge

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McKillops Bridge is one of the few places in the park with access to the Snowy River by conventional vehicles. It is the best canoe-launching place for experienced adventurers wanting to explore the gorges downstream.


No booking is required. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.

Non-flush toilet, picnic tables, fireplaces and on-site information are available at this basic bush campground. Access to swimming, canoeing, family walks, hiking and self-guided walks is also available. This camping area is some distance from towns and shops.

Only allowed in fireplaces provided – supply your own wood. Fuel stoves are preferred for cooking.

No drinking water is available – supply your own.

There is no rubbish collection at this campground. Please take all rubbish with you.

Canoeing and rafting

The Snowy River offers thrilling canoeing and white water rafting opportunities with rugged gorges, rapids, flat sections with sand bars and beautiful scenery. The gently sloping sand bars make ideal campsites for extended trips. Remember to check river levels and weather conditions with the Bureau of Metrology before you leave.

The most popular section for canoeing or white water rafting is from McKillops Bridge to Balley Hooley at the Buchan River junction. This trip takes three to four days to complete.

Prepare carefully for any river trip. Consult guide books or speak to the Victorian Canoe Association. You should include someone with canoeing or rafting experience or someone who knows the river in your group. Always leave details of your itinerary with a responsible person.