Lake Moodemere

Moodemere Road, Rutherglen, Rutherglen, Victoria, 3685MAP

    Lake Moodemere is a picturesque natural lake located south of just a few kilometres south of Wahgunyah and west of Rutherglen. The lake is fed by the Sunday Creek, a tributary off the Murray River in Wahgunyah

    The lake is set amongst hundreds of hectares of wetland and River Red Gum forests, and is ideal for many outdoor pursuits. Bushwalking is one such pursuit with a number of well formed trails and loops available. Birdwatching is a particular highlight with more than 140 species identified on and around the lake, and fishing can be good fun with Redfin relatively populous.

    On the water Lake Moodemere is famous for hosting the oldest continuously run rowing regatta in Australia, the Murray Rowing Association Regatta. Hosted by Rutherglen Lake, Wahgunyah and Corowa Rowing Clubs, themselves amongst the oldest sporting clubs in Australia, the regatta is considered the highlight of the Victorian rowing calendar with hundreds of competitors and official drawn to the calm waters each year in mid-January. Read a fascinating history of the MRA Regatta here.

    Water-skiing is also popular in the warmer months though be aware that a limit of one boat on the water at a time is in place. Non-powered watercraft are also a great option with canoes and kayaks able to reach some of the more shallow reaches of the lake.

    Please note Lake Moodmere is accessible for day use only. Overnight camping is not allowed within the reserve.