Murray Explorer

The Costs:

  • 1 person kayak: $240.00
  • 2 person canoe: $260.00
  • 3 person canoe: $270.00

Due to 4×4 access only to the launch site max 4 persons per booking.

This is a self guided/supported tour. No guides accompany you, however we assist you in deliver to start and pick up at finish point. This tour is more suited to those with good canoe experience in moving water and experience in light weight camping in isolated areas.

The Adventure:

Your canoe leg starts after we drop you off at Murray Campsite on the Bibbulmun track close to the Murray River. From here the Murray River winds its way through Lane Poole Reserve and the Murray River valley. You will encounter some small rapids, narrow fast-moving channels and wide-open pools surrounded by forest-lined riverbanks. As an independent, non-vehicle based traveller you can discover your own campsite although it is recommended you pre-book (not included in tour cost) a designated campsite at Yarragil via Yarragil Campground | Explore Parks WA | Parks and Wildlife Service (dpaw.wa.gov.au). Downstream from Yarragil campsite you enter the more popular section which includes passing a number of popular riverside camp spots. You will also encounter the featured Grade 2 rapid at Island Pool. Past Island pool the river reverts to long pools, fast-moving channels and a couple of small rapids. You carry your canoe over the road at Bobs Crossing for your last short leg to arrive at Baden Powel Water Spout (Dwaarlindjirraap) at 3pm where Dwellingup Adventures staff meet you and return you and your equipment back to Dwellingup.

The Tour:
Your party arrives at Dwellingup Adventures and Waypoints Café, situated in the Dwellingup Trails and Visitors Centre at 9am. Customer toilets, showers, lockers and laundromat are available at the Centre. When you arrive we complete the paperwork for the tour and you pay. We allow you time to complete preparations in regard to waterproofing and storage of equipment in your selected canoe. Please see (link here) for extra hire equipment.

Once you are prepared you leave your vehicle in Dwellingup and we transport your party along with all your gear and canoe to Murray campsite. The canoe distance is 22kms. Most people usually canoe about 12kms day one and about 10kms day two depending on where you choose to camp.

The Inclusions:
One, two or three person canoe complete with paddles, buoyancy vests, water sport helmets and laminated river maps. We also pay the entry fees into Lane Poole Reserve.

Water-proof barrels are available. Please note all equipment carried must be in water-proof containers. A general rule is that if you cannot carry it in a backpack it should not go in your canoe. Generally, 3 person canoes are more suitable for the tour as the middle seat area can be used for storage.

Want to know more…click here or call our Dwellingup Adventures tour desk on 9538 1127 or contact us here.

Murray Campsite to Baden Powell Water Spout (Dwaarlindjirraap). Arrive day 1, 9am and pick up day 2, 3pm.

More suitable for those with a little canoe experience, this trip is available from June to November or at suitable river levels. Leave your vehicle in Dwellingup and we’ll transport you and your canoe/s upstream. You spend the next day and a half meandering downstream 22kms through the beautiful Murray River Valley choosing an overnight campsite along the way. The next day we collect your canoe party and canoe/s from Baden Powell Water Spout (Dwaarlindjirraap) returning you to Dwellingup.

When you book online, we will hold equipment for you up to 1 hour after booked collection time unless advised otherwise. We reserve the right to re hire the equipment after 1 hour.
No bond, deposit or upfront payment is required to secure a booking.

Get in touch with us if you have any queries, or to check availability for booking large groups, call 9538 1127.