Vogalonga Down Unda 2022

Community Event

24 Apr 2022 Once Only Event

The Vogalonga Down Unda is a family-friendly, non-competitive rowing and paddling regatta. It is the Australian/Southern Hemisphere version of an annual event that happens in Venice, Italy, namely the Vogalonga.

The Vogalonga Down Unda happens in the historic river port town of Goolwa, South Australia on the protected waters of the River Murray.

A typical Vogalonga fleet includes rowing boats, kayaks, canoes, dragon boats, stand-up paddle boards, English skiffs, surf boats and surf skis as well as some unconventional human-powered craft. Only human-powered craft are allowed to participate in the event – rowed or paddled mostly by hand and sometimes by foot!

In Venice itself, several Venetian boats from local Venetian rowing clubs also participate and we hope that eventually our Australian event will also feature some Venetian boats or at least boats rowed Venetian-style like a gondolier.

Team crews dress up in colourful themed costumes, wear their local club colours or create ‘a team look’ specifically to commemorate their crew’s participation in the event. Individuals and family groups are also welcome to participate. The more craft, the more spectacular the event.

Registered participants have the option to complete a Short, Intermediate or Long course. Lunch is included in the registration fee. It’s not a race. It’s an all-in fun day on the water in one of the best spots of the Murray River.


Bar Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Non Smoking Parents Room Pet Friendly Public Toilet


From AU$25.00

Under 18 – $25
18 and over – $30
Registration fee includes lunch voucher.

Event Dates

Once Only Event

24 Apr 2022

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