Childowla NSW – Murrumbidgee River

Childowla NSW – Murrumbidgee River
30 September 2011 by 0 Comments

Childowla near Bookham

Childowla NSW – Murrumbidgee River

Kayaker on the Murrumbidgee River @ Childowla NSW

Childowla is a quiet fishermans favorite on the
Murrumbidgee River near Bookham.
Whilst these photo’s were taken during drier times,
the large grassy area allows plenty of room for campers. 
There are no facilities at this location, so you must
be totally self sufficient and take all rubbish with you.
Remember fishing requires a licence and Fisheries Rangers patrol this spot weekly.

River downstream…Camped right on the banks…Childowla

The Murrumbidgee is very fast flowing as you are close to the outlet at Burrunjcuk Dam, and is popular with kayakers. Be careful with young ones swimming here as it is rocky and slipping over in this fast flowing water could be dangerous. There are areas further downstream that have slower moving water and would be more suitable for swimming,
however they don’t have the casurinas for shade and it
is quite warm here.

Dog Friendly Camp Along River

We spent a peaceful 10 days here,and during that time we only had a couple of visitors and only two other small groups further upstream.

Access is via private property along Fallon’s Road, and whilst access was still available on our last visit I can’t guarantee that the land holders along this road will still allow campers access. Worth a google search if you’re still interested in camping at this spot.

Update – My last search was March2011 and at that time the land was being sold yet there were a lot of campers still down there. Check the “Fishing the Murrumbidgee” books available online or at good fishing stores.