The Course - 2019 - UPDATED September 2019
One of the world’s longest paddling races, the Massive Murray Paddle has been connecting people, river and country since 1969. Starting in Yarrawonga and finishing in Swan Hill, it is the longest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
While we paddle the same stretch of river, no two Massive Murray Paddle's are the same, therefore course maps are updated annually.
Each map below shows the course and information for the day's paddling. Although we repeat the course this year, you will need to download each day's map for specific information.
Day 1 Monday November 18 - Yarrawonga to Tocumwal
Full Distance/Relays: 93km
Day 2 Tuesday November 19 - Tocumwal to Picnic Point
Full Distance/Relays: 94km
Day 3 Wednesday November 20 - Picnic Point to Echuca
Full Distance/Relays: 78km
Day 4 Thursday November 21 - Echuca to Torrumbarry
Full Distance/Relays: 62km
Day 5 Friday November 22 - Murrabit to Swan Hill
Full Distance/Relays: 77km
The Massive Murray Paddle Checkpoint Names
3 checkpoints in total.
A for Australia
The greatest Country on earth.
B for Baiame
In Australian Aboriginal mythology Baiame (Baayami or Baayama) was the Creator God and Sky Father in the dreaming of several language groups of Indigenous Australians of south-east Australia.
C for Cummeragunja
The Cummeragunja Reserve was an Australian Aboriginal reserve established in 1881 on the New South Wales side of the Murray River, near Barmah. It was mostly home to Yorta Yorta people.
Starting from 2018 - all Check Point D's have been eliminated.
Paddler's Charts A4 size complete list - the charts below are the 2019 versions, they can be used as a reference, however we do not envision any changes.
There will be NO River Charts printed in the 2019 official Guide
Click the Phase Zero Logo above for the 2018 Road-Books. Combined with your Road Maps, your trip will be easy to navigate.
2019 River Charts
September 2019 version
Paddler / Crew
2019 ROAD CREW MAPS
Road Maps A3 size -
All FIVE Days