A Local Team Is Travelling The Entire Murray River On Water Skis

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27 February 2018

People have swam, kayaked, even jet skied the length of the Murray River, but no one has ever attempted to do it on water skis - Until now.

It all began, when two mates, Scott Collins and Ben Berry were discussing bucket lists.

Ben Berry, who works on the Murray River rehabilitating river banks and Scott Collins, an entrepreneur and owner of a successful metal fabrication company both have passion for water skiing and growing up on the river.


That's when the River Murray Challenge from born. 


A cause close to their hearts, after Collins lost both his Mother and Aunty to the disorder and has supported the organisation for many years.

“People with Cystic Fibrosis have challenges every moment of their lives. The support from their families and friends is also tireless. We reckon, by skiing Australia’s most iconic river, we can do a little bit to help. We’re also looking to others to sponsor, support or donate.”

CF is the most common inherited, life threatening disorder in Australia with no cure.

“We know that lots of organisations are looking for people to give to their cause. Rest assured that every dollar you donate will be forwarded directly to CF Community Care to support CF research, support services and advoacy in Australia”.

Berry and Collins are travelling from Jinjelic to below the barrage at Goolwa in South Australia with a local team to raise money for a cause close to their hearts. 

It's a feat not for the faint hearted - The Upper Murray River is not onlyfreezing; it can be shallow and really winding, but are up for the challenge. 

Donate here

Is the team in your area? Follow their journey here: 


Indi Junction - Yarrawonga Weir Wall

237 kilometres

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Yarrawonga Weir Wall - Picnic Point

197 kilometres

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Picnic Point - Torrrumbarry Weir

162 kilometres

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Torrrumbarry Weir - Swan Hill

218 kilometres

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Swan Hill - Boundary Bend

184 kilometres

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Boundary Bend - Robinvale

102 kilometres

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Robinvale - Mildura

237 kilometres

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Mildura -  Kulnine Boat Ramp

117 kilometres

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Kulnine Boat Ramp - Renmark Big 4 Caravan Park

205 kilometres

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 

Renmark - Morgan Ferry

246 kilometres

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Morgan Ferry - Tailem Bend Ferry

231 kilometres

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Tailem Bend Ferry - Murray Mouth

88 kilometres


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