Good to know

  • Walk-in (1 km)
  • Portable toilet required
  • No facilities provided
  • No campfires
  • No dogs allowed
  • Cattle graze this area
  • Some mobile phone coverage is available


  • Dispersed camping
  • Fishing
  • Walking

Camping area description

Murchison Camping Area 5 provides walk-in camping and fishing on the banks of the Goulburn River, approximately 4 km south of Murchison, with pedestrian access off an unused road from the Wahring-Murchison East Road (refer to the map below).

This camping area is on a licensed Crown water frontage that has been designated for camping. Before visiting this site, find out about access to Crown water river frontages.

The camping area is a 1 km walk along natural water frontage over stock fencing. River access can be steep. The camping area is natural bushland with many large river red gums.

Camping is only permitted in a specifically designated area on this frontage (see map below). Other areas of Crown water frontage can be accessed for recreational activities other than camping, such as fishing, walking, and picnicking.


Crown water frontages are rough and rugged bush camp areas. Before you go, it is important you consider all potential risks and hazards when accessing and camping at this location. Campers are responsible for their own safety and the safety of those in their care.

Tree hazard

  • Trees and limbs may fall unexpectedly. Avoid camping under trees.
  • Stormy and windy weather increases the risk that trees and limbs may fall.


  • This site may be part of a working farm.
  • Cattle may be present on this water frontage and access the river.
  • If cattle approach you, avoid sudden movements and loud noises.
  • Store your food in a secure container to avoid attracting livestock and other animals.
  • Leave all gates as you find them.

Water and flood safety

  • Play it safe by the water.
  • Hidden dangers may include submerged objects and debris and strong currents. A storm well upstream from you could cause flash flooding.
  • Check the Bureau of Meteorology for weather forecasts and flood warnings, or visit VicEmergency for information about current fires, Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans.

Other risks that may be present include dangerous terrain, animals and adjoining farming operations.

How to get there

  1. From Murchison head east and turn right onto Wahring-Murchison East Road
  2. Approximately 1.5 km down Wahring-Murchison East Road turn right at a dirt formed unused road until reaching the Goulburn River (approximately 1.5 km)
  3. From the end of the unused road walk south 1 km along the water frontage to the vast camping area

Get directions to the camping area access point

Map - camping area

Goulburn River - Murchison Camping area 5Map - Goulburn River - Murchison Camping area 5 (PDF, 5.2 MB)


Further information

Page last updated: 28/04/22