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Major Creek Streamside Reserve, Mitchellstown VIC

Major Creek

Location Overview

Slow moving wide creek close to Nagambie, this launch point will allow you to drive up right next to the creek, launching from the boat ramp just near the bridge, or from the camping areas along the banks of Major Creek. Down stream approx 1.25km Major Creek joins the Golburn River, which leads into Lake Nagambie. Lake Nagambie Weir, helps keep the water levels in the creek and river, at a fairly constant level. Free camping, new drop toilets (2019), byo drinking water, Firewood can be purchased and delivered to campsite. Can get to it in a standard 2wd car, but watch out for some of the holes in the camping area (easy to avoid) as some are very deep. Please take ALL your rubbish home, as no bins provided. When you reach the Goulburn River from Major creek you can continue left down stream to Tahbilk winery (approx 3.8km from launch point). This is a good spot for lunch at the cafe, or just to check out the old buildings and displays. Past Tahbilk you can follow the Golburn River into Lake Nagambie, but you will have to pass through a dedicated Water Ski area of the river (Transit boats are allowed). Speed restrictions on that part of the river are available online, and signposted around Nagambie Lake. If you head up stream on the Golburn you will pass Mitchelton Winery. Unfortunately they don't have an easy spot to exit your yak, to sample their products/use cafe. Heading up stream from the launch point on Major Creek, going under the bridge (Due to the bridge height, less chance of coming across motor boats from this point up stream) you will eventually come to a fork in the creek that surrounds an island. Turning left at the fork you will likely find a few obstacles that are easy enough to get under, and you can almost a do a full circle of an island. I was stopped (2016) by a fallen tree just under the waterline that had me backtrack. If you head right at the fork, you can keep going for another km or so before reaching the boundaries of Puckapunyal Army training base. 

  • Launch Point
  • Free Parking
  • Year-Round Bathrooms
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campsites

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