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The Mulwala Water Ski Club in Yarrawonga, Australia, will host the next IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament in March 2020.

The Mulwala Water Ski Club was officially opened on 11th December 1982, and began operating as a modest club in 1983 boasting 21 poker machines, a lounge area, dining room, snack bar and 400 members.

Built on land adjacent to the old Mulwala Sawmill and Cypress Gardens Caravan Park the Ski Club was first known as Paradise Water Ski Club with elected President and life member Max Kirwan at the helm.  At the time of its construction Mr Kirwan said the Paradise Water Ski Club could eventually be the headquarters for water skiing in Australia. Mr Kirwan wasn’t far off the mark as the Mulwala Water Ski Club now boasts one of the best water skiing facilities in the world.

The addition of the Water Ski Park facility in 1993 rocketed the Mulwala Water Ski into world class status.  The club soon after hosted the IWSF World Disabled Championships, IWSF Asian-Australasian Waterski, Barefoot and Wakeboard Championship, IWWF World Barefoot Water Ski Championships and various national events.


Mulwala and Yarrawonga Townships

Along the mighty Murray River sits two sister city’s, Yarrawonga and Mulwala. The cities share a rich history and even though they are only separated by a bridge, they sit in different states, Mulwala on the New South Wales side and Yarrawonga on the Victorian. The towns share many great amenities including two separate golf clubs, an Olympic size swimming pool, Great local shopping, bars, clubs and restaurants. The Murray River that separates the two towns was dammed some 80 years ago and provides an inland oasis that tourists flock to over the summer for all manner of boating activities.

Travel to the township is fairly easy as Mulwala and Yarrawonga are located along one of the main driving routs between Sydney and Melbourne. The closest airport is the regional airport of Albury, approximately an hours drive from Mulwala. Melbourne International Airport is approximately three hours drive and Sydney International Airport is the furthest at 6 hours.

Weather

The weather in Mulwala during March can vary, but it is one of the least windy times of the year, expect temperatures to be between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius during the day time. Nights can be cooler but being that we are early March we would expect it to still be warm. The water temperature will be between 22 and 25 degrees celsius. (Roughly 70+ fahrenheit)

Getting There

Travel to the township is fairly easy as Mulwala and Yarrawonga are located just off the Hume Highway, one of the main driving routs between Sydney and Melbourne. The closest airport is the regional airport of Albury, approximately an hours drive from Mulwala. The airport has hire car facilities and is small and easy to navigate, However the only two international airports connecting to Albury directly are Melbourne and Sydney. Both are roughly a 45 minute flight. Melbourne International Airport is approximately three hours drive from Mulwala and is shown here on the map, It is the recommended airport to fly to in terms of being easy to get to and closest major terminal to Mulwala. Sydney International Airport is at least a 6 hour drive. All airports have Hire car facilities, though we recommend you book first. There are many options and a quick google search of the airport your landing at will provide you with a solution.

The Site

The Max Kirwan Ski Parks are two man made lakes that sit in the outskirts of Mulwala. Built in the Nineties the parks have hosted 3 different World Titles and many National and State Championships across all waterskiing divisions.  The lakes are 850 meters long and 100 meters wide. There are docks all over the lakes for starting and there will be a barefoot jump in each lake. The site is a five minute drive from town. Ample parking is on site however camping on site isn’t. The Caravan Park at the Ski Club can cater for campers, RVs and cabins.

Lake Mulwala Holiday Park

The Mulwala Waterski Club has its own unique accommodations right on the beautiful Lake Mulwala and only five minutes from the site.
Situated in the heart of Yarrawonga-Mulwala right on the water’s edge of Lake Mulwala and next door to the Mulwala Water Ski Club. The  park offers accommodation packages to suit everyone. Camping and Caravan sites, Apartments, Cabins and Villas.
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Waterfront Apartments

Spoil yourself and stay in one of their luxury 6-bed apartments with absolute water frontage, bathroom, separate toilet, 2 flat screen TV’s, Cable, cooking facilities, fridge, microwave, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, washing machine, iron and ironing board, barbeque and a large verandah.

 

Waterfront Villas

Enjoy the super views from one of their waterfront villas. 8 beds with bathroom, 2 color TV’s, cooking facilities, oven, fridge, microwave, reverse cycle air conditioning, ceiling fans and a barbecue on the verandah.

Waterfront Cabins

 

Book one of their waterfront cabins, well located close to marina. 5 Bedroom with bathroom, color TV, cooking facilities, fridge, microwave, air conditioning, ceiling fans and verandah. Relax and enjoy!

Budget Cabins

5 or 6 bed en-suite, color TV, electric blankets (on main bed), cooking facilities, fridge, air conditioning and ceiling fans.

 

Powered Sites

Well-located powered sites have shade and are situated close to amenities which include a camp kitchen, laundry and barbeques to make your stay a pleasure. Perhaps renting an RV or Camper might be what your after, they have the spot to park it.


Travel and Visa Requirements

If you’re going to Australia as a tourist, you will need a visa. Citizens of the US and Canada can apply for an ETA online here. It costs just 20AUD, which is about US$18.50.


Money and Banks

All major credit cards are accepted in the town. Visa and Master Card users will have no problems anywhere in the town and eftpos facilities are in abundance, however American express and Dinners cards will be restricted to larger business. To help with your planning, please visit this site to view the current exchange rate.