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Special Day FIVE information - November 2023 - 415km

Gunbower Boat Ramp through to Koondrook Wharf

  • Day 5 Friday November 24 - Gunbower to Koondrook

   Full Distance/Relays:

  • DISTANCE 95km

What's NEW for the MMP NOVEMBER 2023 - Day FIVE

Start of Day Five - we will now be starting from the boat ramp on the Murray River at Gunbower - Link to google maps -

Finish of the MMP415 / Finish of Day Five - we are now finishing the race at the Koondrook Wharf in Koondrook - Link to google maps -


  • Start: Gunbower Boat Ramp at the end of Brereton Road, Gunbower

  • Check Point A (TBC) - 22.5km - Intersection of Scotty Track and River Track

  • Check Point B - 24km - Intersection of Nursery Track and River Track

  • Check Point C  - 22.5km - Murray River Boat Ramp @ Yarran Creek on River Track

  • Finish - 26km - Koondrook Wharf @ Arbuthnot Street, Koondrook

What to expect - Driving through the Gunbower Forest

Over the coming weeks we will update this information to provide as much information as possible for a safe trip through the Gunbower Forest.

Day five of the Massive Murray Paddle will be run from the Gunbower boat-ramp, all the way down to the Koondrook wharf. It is a 95km paddle through a beautiful and very dense forest.

On water there are a huge amount of bends and straights bordered by generally steep banks with the odd sandy beach. Our check points for day five are a work in progress and potentially can get changed throughout of different scouting missions.

The Gunbower forest has a spiders web of tracks evolved over the past 100 years of forestry and farming life. These tracks are in various states of accessibility, some are well maintained and some are completely inaccessible.

Most of the day five course follows the RIVER Track; this track runs close to the river from Gunbower to Koondrook. The River Track is mostly maintained and a the majority of cars will be able to make the entire length of the track.

There are still difficulties and hazards on this track, especially if there is any rain.

During the leadup to Day Five, we will have Phase Zero (MMP Safety Team) inspect the track and advise on the conditions.

We strongly recommend that you do not tow your trailers through the forest; you need to drive along the high-way through to Koondrook to drop them off and then drive back to join the race.

There are several maintained cross tracks that join the highway to the River Track

*** These cross tracks will be advised shortly ****

CLICK HERE >>> NRMA Tips on driving on dirt roads

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