Welcome to River Escapes
Rivers and their tributaries are the lifeblood of the land. They sustain life by dispersing water through the landscape, from the cool, crystal clear waters of the high country streams to the slow flowing, meandering lowland floodplains, and eventually to the sea. At River Escapes, we provide a variety of nature-based tours and education opportunities that showcase the natural beauty of one of the most pristine environments in Australia: the Victorian High Country and surrounding landscapes. We are based in the heart of the region and service North East Victoria including Bright, Myrtleford, Beechworth, Wangaratta, Mount Beauty and surrounding districts. We love nothing more than showcasing the natural beauty the area has to offer and frequent areas such as the Alpine National Park, Mt Buffalo National Park, Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park and the Ovens, Mitta Mitta, Kiewa, Buckland, Buffalo and King Valleys.
"You cannot step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you." (Heraclitus of Ephesus). There is always something new to explore with River Escapes.
The Mission of River Escapes
Our mission is to promote the enjoyment of freshwater resources, through education, adaptive management and sustainable utilisation of the riches that rivers have to offer. What makes us different from other tourism organisations is that we strive to integrate current scientific research with tourism-based activities to make a positive contribution to the management and protection of freshwater resources. We showcase our region through our fly fishing tours for trout, fly and lure fishing tours for Murray cod and other Australian native species, birdwatching tours and nature tours.
Our experiences include:
Fly fishing tuition and tours
Drift boat /raft fishing tours
Fly and lure fishing for Murray cod
and other natives
Bird watching and nature tours