Deniliquin Pastoral Times
From page 5…
Well, you didn’t come all this way not to get out on the water! If you don’t own your own craft, you can always hire: there’s houseboats, canoes, kayaks and pontoon boats.
Downstream of McLean Beach is a fantastic playground for motorised craft while upstream is perfect for being active with quieter rides like canoes and kayaks as the river meanders through magnificent red gum forest abundant with native wildlife. This is what family memories are made of!
Grab a quick breakfast in town while you pick up supplies for a picnic or barbecue lunch on one of the many river beaches.
With a comfortably full belly after lunch, there’s no better next choice than to chill out on one of the many sunny days in Deniliquin by floating gently downriver in an inner tube or lilo from beach to beach.
A favourite launching spot is Willoughby’s Beach and an hour or so later you’ll arrive at McLean Beach. Drift slowly along with the current, relax, and just take in the beautiful scenery.
If you didn’t bring an inner tube, just call into the Visitor Information Centre and pick one up.
If the weather’s good – and it usually is – grab a picnic spot for an early barbecue. Enjoy each other’s company in the glorious open air at Scott’s Park or any other public barbecue and picnic area; there might even be facilities where you’re staying. See our facilities guide at the back of this magazine for a list. Relax your way through another perfect Deniliquin evening while the kids play. This is the life!