The Murrumbidgee River has its headwaters in the Snowy Mountains, generally winding in a westerly direction for 1,485 km through the regional centres of Gundagai, Wagga Wagga, Narrandera, Hay and Balranald until it meets the Murray River near Boundary Bend.The river parallels the Sturt Highway, which was named after the explorer Charles Sturt. On 3 November 1829, Charles Sturt departed Sydney to determine the course of the Murrumbidgee River. His expedition started near Jugiong and commenced overland before Sturt’s famous whaleboat was launched on 7 January 1830, near the present township of Maude. A week later, Sturt exited the Murrumbidgee River into a new waterway which he termed ‘a broad and noble river’— the river we now call the Murray.In modern times, the Murrumbidgee River provides water for agricultural, domestic and industrial use and is the lifeblood on which the Riverina and surrounding regions depend. The topography surrounding the Murrumbidgee River changes markedly along its length. From Gundagai located at the foot of the Snowy Mountains, through the City of Wagga Wagga, to the irrigation hubs of Narrandera and Leeton, the vast treeless plain at Hay to the edge of the Mallee at Balranald. Through these areas, the Murrumbidgee River can be publicly accessed in over 130 locations. This guide shows where these access points are and what you can expect to find on arrival. A series of maps, pictures, GPS co-ordinates and a commentary for each area will assist you to enjoy the Murrumbidgee River.
|Place of Publication||South Croydon, Vic.|
|Publisher||Australian Fishing Network|
|Number of pages||128|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|