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Mulwala Lake Pool
River Murray at Mulwala, New South Wales


 
The “lake pool” on the New South Wales side of Lake Mulwala is similar in concept to many sea baths, but using the fresh water of the River Murray instead. This Olympic sized (50 metre) pool provides a safer place to swim than out in the lake (which is full of submerged tree stumps) and also allows you to do lap swimming. The lake is on a floodplain, so although it is very wide, it is quite shallow. The pool is similarly shallow at around a metre deep. The pool has a hand rail that runs around three sides and is concrete lined on the bottom. swimming at the lake pool on the River Murray at Mulwala Above: The Mulwala lake pool enclosure

On the New South Wales (Mulwala) side of the lake, the lake pool is located on the aptly named Pool Ave, which runs off Inglis St, just off Melbourne St. Apart from swimming in the pool, there is plenty to do along the lake foreshore here. There is a wide lawn with picnic tables, a giant waterslide and a kids playground. The water slide operator also offers a range of lake activities including canoe hire, tube rides, inflatable banana rides and water skiing.
You can even hire a barbecue pontoon! After your swim, the local pub is only a few steps away on the corner of Inglis and Melbourne Streets to restore those lost carbs from your swim. For anyone coming from Victoria, there is also an almost identical lake pool on the Victorian (Yarrawonga) side on Bank Street.

There are a number of small beaches scattered around the edge of Lake Mulwala, but swimming at these can be difficult because of the many submerged tree stumps close to shore. If you want to swim in the lake itself, there is an annual “Splash and Dash” in March each year, when you can swim a 1.4km course across the border.
Essential Information Before You Go:
Location: Pool Ave, Mulwala, New South Wales, 430 km (approx. 4.5 hr drive) south-west of Canberra or 290 km (approx. 3 hr drive) north of Melbourne.
Latitude:-35.989170 Longitude:146.007180
Getting there: From Melbourne Street turn east into Inglis Street and then north into Pool Ave.
Facilities: Public toilets with baby change facilities and change rooms, waterslide, picnic tables, lawn area, fenced playground, waterski hire, barbecues, rubbish bins
Entrance fee: Not applicable
Water temperature: Mild
Water clarity: Murky
Under foot: Concrete
Maximum water depth: 1-2 metres
Minimum swimming proficiency required: Beginners
Prohibitions: No dogs, no diving
Sun shade: Shade available out of the water on the lawn area
Opening times: Always open
Wheelchair access: Yes, including wheelchair accessible toilets
Accommodation Options: Camping is not permitted on the foreshore near the pool. If you are staying overnight in the area you can try accommodation in Yarrawonga.
Managing authority: Corowa Shire Council
Nearby attractions: Yarrawonga Foreshore Splash Park
Before you head out, make sure to read the swimming safety information.
Locality Map:
The marker indicates the approximate location of the pool.
Change of Conditions:
I am not currently aware of any change of conditions reported at this site by the managing authority, or by swimmers on this website. If you are visiting this swimming spot and have any further updates on any change of conditions, let me know via the comment form below.
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