The Goulburn River is a major source of irrigation water in northern Victoria and the waters impounded by the weir provide recreation boating opportunities on the river, Lake Nagambie and the Goulburn Weir.

Being close to Melbourne, the area has become a venue for a wide range of on-water activities, including rowing/canoeing, fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, powered watercrafts, and cruising. Attractions such as cellar door sales of premium wines, restaurants and cafes, markets and accommodation enhance the overall experience.

Respect Private Property

Much of the land adjacent to the waterway is private property and should not be used without the permission of the landowner.


The waters and adjacent land are part of a sensitive environment and water users should:
  • avoid making undue noise; particularly in the early morning
  • keep rubbish on board and dispose of it upon return to shore
  • not pollute the water or adjacent land and take special care not to spill any fuel. Pollution is not only illegal, it destroys the very environment that makes this waterway so popular
Boating and Fishing