Yearning for Yarrawonga

Yarrawonga is a place where you will make memories that will linger long after your journey comes to an end…

What a campsite!

Embarking on a caravanning trip to Yarrawonga, Vic, is a delightful experience that offers the perfect blend of waterfront camping, fishing and outdoor activities. Nestled on the banks of the majestic Murray River and Lake Mulwala, Yarrawonga captivates visitors with its picturesque landscapes, charming township, and a plethora of attractions to explore.


During our recent caravanning visit to Yarrawonga, we discovered the idyllic Forges Pump Beach, a free-camping spot situated on the edge of the Murray River. This serene location quickly became our favourite camping destination. The peaceful ambiance, combined with breathtaking river views, provided the perfect backdrop for our outdoor adventure. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Forges Pump Beach caters for all. Camping under the starlit sky and waking up to the gentle sounds of nature truly rejuvenated our spirits.

Catching crays – just one of the activities on offer in this beautiful location.

Visiting Yarrawonga in winter offers a unique opportunity to indulge in one of the region’s specialties, the Murray cray. This prized freshwater crayfish is known for its delicate flavour and is best enjoyed during the colder months. Casting our lines and nets into the Murray River, we relished in the anticipation of catching these delectable crustaceans, creating memories that will last a lifetime.


Aside from the exceptional camping experience and fishing adventures, Yarrawonga boasts a range of tourist attractions that are sure to captivate visitors. One such gem is the Rich Glen Olive Store, where you can sample the exquisite range of olive oils, and indulge in delicious gourmet produce all grown in the local region of Yarrawonga. The combination of farm-to-table goodness and warm hospitality left us craving more.

For those seeking a taste of local culture and cuisine, Yarrawonga’s RSL club restaurants and pubs are not to be missed. These vibrant venues provide a friendly atmosphere, live entertainment, and a diverse menu to satisfy any palate. Whether you’re in the mood for hearty pub grub or a gourmet dining experience, Yarrawonga’s culinary scene has something for everyone.

Yarrawonga streetscape.

As if the attractions weren’t enough, certain days in Yarrawonga offer the opportunity to embark on a paddle cruise on Lake Mulwala. Glide across the tranquil waters, taking in the stunning surroundings and basking in the beauty of the Murray. The peacefulness of the lake and the chance to spot local wildlife added a touch of serenity to our adventure.


Yarrawonga offers an unforgettable caravanning experience, where nature’s wonders and gastronomic delights converge. From the tranquil Forges Pump Beach to the thrill of catching a Murray cray, there is something for everyone in this hidden gem on the banks of the Murray River. Don’t miss the chance to explore attractions and the local culture at the RSL club restaurants and pubs. And on select days, treat yourself to a paddle cruise on the breathtaking Lake Mulwala. 

So pack your caravan, embrace the beauty of Yarrawonga, and create memories that will linger long after your journey comes to an end.