The Course - November 2023 - 415km
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 Koondrook, 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 FEBRUARY 27 - Yarrawonga to Tocumwal
Full Distance/Relays: 89km
Day 2 Tuesday FEBRUARY 28 - Tocumwal to Picnic Point Full Distance/Relays: 91km
Day 3 Wednesday March 1 - Picnic Point to Moama
Full Distance/Relays: 77km
Day 4 Thursday March 2 - Moama to Torrumbarry
Full Distance/Relays: 63km
Day 5 Friday March 3 - Gunbower to Koondrook
Full Distance/Relays: 95km
What's NEW for the MMP NOVEMBER 2023
Start Day ONE - we are now starting from the Yarrawonga public boat ramp - Link to google maps - https://goo.gl/maps/Z6US3gbzc7kJwAjq5
Finish Day Three / Start Day Four - we will now be using the beautiful Moama Beach - Link to google maps -
Check Point A on Day 4 - we will now be using the 5-Mile Boat Ramp on the NSW side of the River for CP A on Day 4 - Link to google maps - https://goo.gl/maps/76FAjUR7RjdaCB87A
Start of Day Five - we will now be starting from the boat ramp on the Murray River at Gunbower - Link to google maps - https://goo.gl/maps/ApytsEYBtXhR4q2V7
Finish of the MMP415 / Finish of Day Five - we are now finishing the race at the Koondrook Wharf in Koondrook - Link to google maps - https://goo.gl/maps/yF8Pj45JkUm3F8YLA
Paddler's Charts A3 size complete list - Download and Print:
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.