New waterproof guide to Waranga Basin

Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has released a new-look Waranga Basin Recreation Guide to provide key information about one of the state’s largest inland waterways.

The guide, printed on waterproof paper, provides visitors with important information on water levels, facilities, fishing, camping and boating as well as the rules in place to ensure everyone can enjoy the basin’s many recreation opportunities.

GMW Manager Dams Operations Central Scott Wikman said the guide serves as a “one-stop shop” for people to get the key information they need to make the most of a visit to Waranga Basin.

“It still has the map similar to the last recreation guide, but contains greater detail and reminders of the hazards to be aware of, particularly as the water levels change,” Mr Wikman said.

“Make sure you grab a copy when you visit, or download one in advance.”

Waranga Basin, located 12 km south-west of Tatura, was formed on the site of a natural wetland once known as Gunn’s Swamp. It supplies irrigation, stock and domestic and environmental water to entitlement holders in the north and west of the state.

It is one of 24 lakes, dams and reservoirs managed by GMW to capture, store and deliver water to its customers.

The new recreation guide is available online at or pick up a copy from the Rushworth Visitor Information Centre, 33 High St or Lake Waranga Caravan Park, 98 Waranga Basin Rd.