Glenelg River Canoe Trail

Location: Lower Glenelg National Park

Please note: The Glenelg River Canoe Trail is booked per person. To make a booking, please change the number of adults to ‘1’ and select the quantity of people staying in the drop down menu before clicking ‘Book Now’.

**Please note that there are no numbered sites when you arrive. Capacity is set at 20. If you experience any difficulty making your booking online please call 13 1963 for assistance.

The Glenelg River offers excellent opportunities for flat water canoeing over the 75 kilometres from Dartmoor to its mouth near Nelson and power boating from Nelson upstream to Pines Landing.

For much of its distance the river flows through the Lower Glenelg National Park, enabling boating enthusiasts to observe wildlife in its natural environment.

For important information on the Glenelg River Canoe Trail including road closures and current conditions, visit the park page.

Click here to view the park changes and conditions prior to making your booking and prior to your stay

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Details

The most popular canoe trip is the 3 day paddle from Moleside to Nelson. If travelling downstream, the last day of canoeing near Nelson can be affected by incoming tides and winds, which may slow progress. The section of the river from Dartmoor to Pines Landing can be difficult at times due to low water and snags.

Camping is available to all boat users on the river. The designated campsites for canoeists are the 7 special canoe camps along the river, namely Pines Landing, Moleside, Skipworth Springs, Georges Rest, Bowds, Pattersons and Lasletts. Vehicle access for launching is only available at two of them - Pines Landing and Moleside. However a number of other campsites and picnic areas provide more opportunities for canoe launching or retrieval.

(Power boaters and car-based campers must camp at the campsites listed under Lower Glenelg National Park.)

All canoe campsites in the park must be booked and fees apply. Sites can only be booked for one night.

Campfires are permitted in the fireplaces provided except on days of Total Fire Ban or high fire danger. Fireplaces must be shared between campers. Minimum amounts of fallen, dry firewood can be collected in the park.

Toilets are provided and water is seasonally available but must be treated before being used.

Bookings open on 1 July each year and will be based on a first-in, first-served basis.

Each location can accommodate a maximum capacity of 20 campers. There are no numbered sites but campers must ensure they remain within the defined camping area.

Lower Glenelg National Park is in south-west Victoria adjoining the SA border, about 420 km for Melbourne and 490 km from Adelaide. The major access roads into the park are the Portland - Nelson Road and Wanwin Road.

Cancellation Policy

30 days prior 50% cancellation fee. Less than 30 days prior 100% cancellation fee. No Transfers.
Sites are only available for campers undertaking the Canoe Trail.
Sites can only be booked for one night.

Map

Glenelg River Canoe Trail

Lower Glenelg National Park, Melbourne 3000

 
 

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Moleside Canoe Camping Area

This overnight canoe camp is located beside the Glenelg River amongst eucalypt forest. The camping site offers toilet, table, fireplace and jetty for shared use. Launching platform for canoes. Vehicle access is available for canoe launching.

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Georges Rest Canoe Camping Area

This overnight canoe camp is located beside the Glenelg River amongst eucalypt forest. The camping site offers toilet, seasonal tank water (treat before drinking), table, fireplace and jetty for shared use. No vehicle access.

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Bowds Canoe Camping Area

This overnight canoe camp is located beside the Glenelg River amongst eucalypt forest. The camping area offers toilet, fireplace, spring water (treat before drinking), table and jetty for shared use. No vehicle access.

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Skipworth Springs Canoe Camping Area

This overnight canoe camp is located beside the Glenelg River amongst eucalypt forest. The camping area offers toilet, fireplace, spring water (treat before drinking), table and jetty for shared use. No vehicle access.

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Max # of Persons: 1

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Pines Landing Canoe Camping Area

This overnight canoe camp is located beside the Glenelg River amongst eucalypt forest. The camping site offers toilet, seasonal tank water (treat before drinking), table, fireplace and jetty for shared use. Vehicle access through pine plantation is available for canoe launching.

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Max # of Persons: 1

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Lasletts Canoe Camping Area

This overnight canoe camp is located beside the Glenelg River amongst eucalypt forest. The camping site offers toilet, seasonal tank water (treat before drinking), table, fireplace and jetty for shared use. No vehicle access.

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Max # of Persons: 1

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Pattersons Canoe Camping Area

This overnight canoe camp is located beside the Glenelg River amongst exotic trees and old huts. The camping site offers toilet, fireplace, seasonal tank water (treat before drinking), table and jetty for shared use. No vehicle access.

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Max # of Persons: 1

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