River Tribe Adventures

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

River Tribe Adventures provides easy outdoor experiences in the spectacular landscapes of North East Victoria.

Kayak the Ovens and Murray, cycle the trails and tour the vines.

Self guided, guided, hire and packaging options are designed to help you get out and explore the best of the region with ease.

Murray to Mountains and High Country Rail Trail services from bike hire, transfer services through to complete packages.

Kayak adventures on the gentle Ovens and Murray Rivers with specially designed routes and tour notes, allowing you to have an easy self-guided day out or camping trip.

Take a tour through the North East’s finest food producers, vineyards and breweries with River Tribes cosy BMW, adventurous ten seater four-wheel drive, bus or minibus options.

River Tribe Adventures cater for couples, families and groups, and can tailor experiences to your needs. Please visit the website for further information.


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This route has to be one of the best along the Ovens River with its rich flora and fauna, amazing river vistas and a real feeling that you are far away from the crowds. The river twists and turns and is in a very natural state which helps to provide a rich environment and one that makes you feel that you are amongst nature.

River Tribe describes this stretch of river as untouched, slightly adventurous and safe as long as you follow the rules of the river. Above all it is an intimate section of river with trees over-hanging and when you stop and take a look the river is full of life, it is alive with a menagerie of life not often seen, it feels healthy, natural, relaxing yet invigorating.​

Choose your own adventure, pace and space on the river with self guided and guided tour options.

No time restrictions here – just get back before the bats come out. Please contact River Tribe Adventures for guided or group tour options.

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There are plenty of picnic spots to choose from on this spectacular river with many beaches, gentle grassy banks and little river offshoots. You can take your time finding the best spot before throwing the picnic blanket down, enjoying a Milawa Cheese platter with famous locally produced cheese, biscuits, grapes, nuts and a cheeky glass of Brown Brothers Prosecco.

This heart-warming adventure is very relaxing and takes you away from the crowds. Guests fully relax into an easy and relaxing river pace, eat a picnic and in winter, autumn or spring light a fire and toast a few marshmallows. After your picnic enjoy a slow paddle down the River as it gently eases you along past many little nooks of habitat.

Romantics, friends and families will enjoy a gentle adventure on this self-guided experience (guided options are available). The kayak route traverses one of the best sections of the Ovens River with its rich flora and fauna, amazing river vistas and a real feeling that you are far away from the crowds and immersed in the native Australian landscape.

Book now to secure a little heart-warming adventure.

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You are kayaking the Mighty Murray. This is a little true blue Australian adventure. Experience the broad and Mighty Murray as it majestically flows and pushes you along Australia’s longest river, at 2,508 kilometres in length.

The Murray rises in the Australian Alps and meanders across Australia’s inland plains, forming the border between New South Wales and Victoria.

Your tour starts below the Yarrawonga weir wall. As you launch take a look up the weir wall – the wall is the largest structure for miles around.

You will thoroughly enjoy the Murrays River vistas and its large stands of gum tress, flocks of cockatoos and look out for the short-necked turtle and Murray River crayfish.

A keen eye will spot a ‘Canoe Tree’, if you paddle far enough you can find one at the entrance to Bruce’s Bend.

The broad bends in the river, the gentle flow and the large river beaches make for a scenic and fun adventure.

Your kayaks are built for stability and comfort and children can share a kayak with mum or dad or if you are over 16 hire a kayak of your own.

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From $30 to $500

River Tribes Tours provides services and self-guided tours in Beechworth, Bright, Milawa and Wangaratta amongst the quaint, yet thriving towns set at the foothills of Victoria’s Alps.

River Tribe provide bike hire, bike transfers, packages and logistics to suit your adventure. Start at a location suitable to you. In Bright you make your way along the sealed trail to Porepunkah, then on to Ovens, followed by Myrtleford, Beechworth and Wangaratta.

With the unmistakable images of Mt Buffalo as your backdrop, Beechworths wineries and Milawas’ local produce you will find yourself cycling through some of the most spectacular Rail Trail country Australia has to offer.

River Tribe provides bike hire, luggage trailers, transfer services from the train station, your accommodation or anywhere on the trail or caravan. Many services are available and tailored to suit your needs. Check out the website for more details.

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From $69 to $99

The King Valley and Milawa areas pack a punch with the best views, the best wines and the best produce in Victoria.

Milawa has a great selection of producers, wineries and eateries. Well-known for Milawa Cheese Factory, Brown Brothers, Milawa Mustards, Sam Miranda and plenty of other wineries and producers to taste your way around.

The King Valley has a great selection of wineries and eateries. Well known for the italian varieties of prosecco, nebbiolo, sangiovese, pinot grigio, dolcetto, arneis and barbera and famous for its varied selection of Prosecco.

This valley is suited to the growing of cool, crisp white wines and savoury, spicy reds. You will also find some great food produce and tastings such as Milawa Mustards, The Olive Shop, Milawa Cheese Factory and more along the way.

Views of the King River, vineyards and in the distance a glimpse of Mt Buffalo and surrounding mountains, bushland and the odd kangaroo and echidna.

You can taste your way around this wine region with ease as your driver provides everything you need for a half day out.

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From $89 to $119

An adventurous day out on the Ovens River spotting Kingfishers, turtles and maybe dropping a line in to catch a local trout. This longer paddle is for the more able kayaker looking to go out for longer, see more and have a bit more of an adventure. With more river to paddle there are more snags to navigate, more fishing to be done and more habitat to explore.

Take plenty of food and water or organise a picnic of antipasto, soft drink and sweet treat. Some guests take fishing equipment and some go for the whole day. Some guests go for a speed challenge with the quickest doing the whole 24 kilometres in four hours.

Plan the day, enjoy the river and do it in comfort on River Tribes quality river kayaks – built for this kind of adventure.

Time allowed: No restrictions here, enjoy the river and get back before the bats come out. Distance: options include 16, 18, 20 and 24 kilometres from four hours to a whole day.

Grade: Moderate river conditions suitable for teenagers and up.

Notes: Tour and safety notes are provided along with a little helpful guidance and a safety briefing.

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From $129 to $199

An amazing overnight kayaking experience on the stunning Ovens River. Paddle by day and camp at night with a bushfire and a few beers. The twinkling stars will keep you company and in the morning enjoy an exclusive view of the river.

For overnight kayak adventures you have a few two options:

Option one: Build Your Own Adventure where you choose where to launch and how long you go. If you need equipment and supplies River Tribe can supply: kayaks, dry bags, dry box, transfers, tents, camping equipment and food.

Option two, Tarrawingee Base Camp is a two day, one night adventure with equipment provided and options for food provisioning.

The Tarrawingee base camp is an established Parks Victoria public camp-ground overlooking the ovens river and is free to use. Other spots along the river can also be utilised, get out and explore before choosing the best spot to camp.

The Ovens River is a great spot to explore, drop a line in, go for a swim and escape the hustle and bustle. Fires are allowed here and fire wood is available from river tribe (fire restrictions may apply during fire season).

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From $79 to $99

Step up and experience the next level of adventure with an overnight kayaking/camping tour.

You may encounter incredible wildlife including kangaroos, emus, koalas, goannas and much more.

The river has an incredible diversity of birdlife and the natural history of the river dates back more than 130 million years.

This tour allows you to get to know and experience Australia’s Murray River, often referred to as the Mighty Murray.

The Murray River supports a variety of unique river life. This includes native fish such as the famous Murray cod, trout cod, golden perch, Macquarie perch, silver perch, eel-tailed catfish, Australian smelt, western carp gudgeon, and other aquatic species like the Murray short-necked turtle, Murray River crayfish, broad-clawed yabbies, and the large clawed Macrobrachium shrimp.

Self-guided tour examples:
Friday afternoon Weir to One tree – 25 kilometres (four hours), Saturday One Tree to Cobram – 40 kilometres (eight hours), Sunday morning Cobram to Tocumwal – 25 kilometres (four hours)

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From $69 to $690

Beechworth’s historic wine region’s small vineyards produce excellent wines, the first vines were planted in 1856 and the first wine shop was opened ten years later.

The mineral rich hills around Beechworth are home to more than two dozen vineyards that are tended by winegrowing families. The hillside winegrowing region contains a range of altitudes and different topographical aspects that allows for the premium production of several grape varieties.

Some of Australia’s best chardonnay is grown in Beechworth by boutique growers – the most acclaimed being giaconda, but the region also produces renowned pinot noir and other cool-climate varietals.

Guests can travel further afield to Milawa from Beechworth (about 15 minutes from Amulet and Indigo Wines) and enjoy: Milawa Cheese Company, Wood Park Wines, Milawa Mustards, Milawa Olive Shop, Brown Brothers, Chrismont Wines, Ciavarella Oxley Estate Winery, Rose Hill, Gehrig Wines and Sam Miranda.

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