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Rafting on the Nymboida River (or Nymbo as it's known to river guides) is certain to entertain the complete novice as well as experienced white water warriors.

If you are into white water rafting, Victoria has 2 major draw cards – the Mitta Mitta River and the King River. Both are a scenic drive north of Melbourne itself, taking you out into the beauty and wilderness of Victoria and so giving you a taste of some of the states most breath-taking scenery, as well as the rush of white water action.

Mitta Mitta River White Water Rafting

Cutting a treacherous path through the ravines and gorges of Victoria's High Country, the Mitta Mitta River offers arguably the best white water ride in the state. Rafting tours depart from a location 5-6 hours drive from central Melbourne, meaning that riding this stretch of water involves a trek into the wilderness which adds a whole different dimension to the experience. Because of the journey from Melbourne to the Mitta Mitta, some rafters arrive at the departure point on the river the night before the trip to ensure a full day on the rapids. Another idea is to do a 2-day white water rafting trip, spending a night either at a cozy pub or B&B, or even camping out next to the river.

Once you hit the water, you'll understand why the Mitta Mitta River is seen as such as challenging rafting course by even the most experienced of rafters. The river features a number of sudden drops and thundering rapids with names like The Joker, Dislocation, The Roller Coaster, Bump and Grind and Pinball. This is fast flowing, even changing waters studded with Grade 3 and 4 rapids, so it's an exhilarating ride.

The best time of year to try you luck on the Mitta Mitta is in the spring, as long as there is sufficient water – so always check before you plan your trip.

King River White Water Rafting

The other main white water rafting Victoria destination is a little bit closer to Melbourne on the King River. This is usually sold as a full day trip with many of the rafting companies who operate on this waterway picking you up from somewhere in the city and driving you out to the starting point themselves as part of the rafting package.


The King River slices through the fabulous Alpine National Park to the north east of Melbourne and rafting here puts you in a pristine environment, many parts of which would be incredibly hard to get to on foot. Like with the Mitta Mitta River, the best months for rafting are August to November and the entire area is simply stunning in spring when the trees, plants and creatures burst into life after the long winter.

The King River is mostly Grade 2 and 3 rapids, which means it offers a more moderate rafting experience than the Mitta Mitta and so is suitable to a wider range of rafting abilities, including novice and younger adventurers. However, just because the rapids might not be the biggest in Victoria, don't assume that you'll be in for an easy ride – with names like Churner, Ego, The Escalator, Whirlpool and Dual Flush, you can be sure that you'll still get plenty of thrills!