Rufus River & Lookout - NSW

  Camp Free


DEG: -34.039591 141.26575
DMS: 34º 02' 22.53" S 141º 15' 56.69" E
UTM: 54 H 6233422mN 524530mE
Altitude: 34.86m


Place Type

Camps & Accom - Camp Free


264.06kms East of Adelaide - Driving 467 km (6 hours 42 mins)
535.42kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 635 km (8 hours 22 mins)
734.04kms West of Canberra - Driving 890 km (10 hours 48 mins)

Address & Contact

Main Wentworth Rd
Rufus River NSW 2648
Phone: N/A
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A small shelter shed, with seating overlooking Lake Victoria, which was first discovered and named by Joseph Hawdon on the 4th March 1838. Also near this area, there were fatal confrontations with Overlanders and local Aboriginal people and on the 26th and the 27th August 1841 it ended tragically with the deaths of 35 Aboriginal people. Also while looking out into the large body of water in Lake Victoria, spare a thought for 6 RAAF Airman that lost their lives while training in this area during World War 11 and to this day, 2 Airman and their Aircraft lie hidden beneath the Lakebed of Lake Victoria.

For modern day visitors to the Lake Victoria/ Rufus River area, there are two areas at which camping is permitted. At the Rufus River campsite (near Lake Victoria), water, shade and toilets are provided. The Murray River site is ’bush camping’ only.
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Closest Weather Station

Lake Victoria at 25/09:00am EST
Distance from Rufus River & Lookout 0.06km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Lake Victoria Storage
Distance from Rufus River & Lookout 0.06km SW
Mean Max. °C32.131.628.423.519.015.715.317.220.423.727.330.3
Mean Min. °C16.516.514.
Mean Rain mm19.519.414.618.123.723.124.923.724.127.323.720.7

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