Mitta Mitta River

The Mighty
Mitta Mitta River

Welcome to Friends Of The Mitta

Welcome to
Friends of the Mitta

This is an interactive resource for anyone interested in the wonderful river environment and region that is the Upper Mitta Mitta River, as well as the people, past and present that have loved and shaped it.

Friends Of The Mitta 
Our Mission

​From long observation, the places that are cared for and protected are the places that lots of people have a connection to. Part of our mission is to give more folks a reason to care about what happens to the Mighty Mitta, and to use their voices to convince the powers that be to not only keep it safe from overdevelopment, rubbish and invasive species, but to pay a little more attention to it with funds and focus. Lots of people come through here, even more since the last gravel road has been paved. Lets give them a reason to stop a bit, soak it in, and care. ​

Contact Friends Of The Mitta

Friends Of The Mitta
c/o Jeffe Aronson
124 Callaghans Rd
​Anglers Rest, Victoria 3898

03 5159 7252

Our Commitment to you

We will never ever share your details with anyone, nohow, noway.

Check the resources tab for articles, or use the search for a specific interest, e.g.: "geology".

Want to support Friends Of The Mitta?

We'd love you to become a member &/or donate. That's how we can continue to do great projects like this website, and on the ground works. You can also buy a super cool hoodie. Click "Paddler Resources", then "Paddler Articles", and click the "Become a Member" Post for more information. Or just click the "donate" button! Thanks in advance!

Friends of the Mitta would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians of this land we so dearly love today. It is through the stewardship of every one of us that this land will be here for future generations to fall in love with.

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How to use
The Friends of The Mitta website

It's a new site and is in progress. Patience please ;-) Lots of ways to find articles under "Articles" and/or "Paddler Resources". You can refine your search using the sub-categories, as well as noting the little rectangular boxes at the bottom of an article with tags like "Birds" or "Human History", etc. Click a tag and all similar articles will appear. It's a living document so input, suggestions, edits etc. are welcome! Use it for research, information, students, whatever!


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Have something to contribute?

 

We encourage academics, Citizen and accredited Scientists, educators, guides & just downright people to help us create the best collection of environmental information for the Alpine area and Mitta Mitta drainage. Please submit your idea/paper/link etc. via the contact button below, and thanks!

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You can read or download anything on the site without logging in. But if you want to post or comment you need to sign up/log in for the security and management of the site, just like YouTube etc. This way we can curate and keep things honest & friendly.

Mitta Mitta River history

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People & History

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About Friends Of The Mitta

Mittapedia is a project of Friends Of The Mitta Incorporated. Friends Of the Mitta (FOTM) is a volunteer run, not for profit organisation with the intention of protecting the Upper Mitta Mitta River corridor though advocacy and environmental projects. Wild and scenic places like the Mitta Mitta River have a tendency to disappear and suffer from neglect by overtaxed or understaffed agencies, or the environmental impacts of extraction industries like mining and logging. It is happening all over the planet, and with 7 billion and counting, isn’t about to stop soon.

 

Want to support Friends Of The Mitta?

We'd love you to become a member &/or donate. That's how we can continue to do great projects like this website, and on the ground works. You can also buy a super cool hoodie. Click "Paddler Resources", then "Paddler Articles", and click the "Become a Member" Post for more information. Or just click the "donate" button! Thanks in advance!

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The Mitta Mitta River

The Mitta Mitta River, located in the alpine district of Victoria, Australia is one of the most popular attractions in the area. The name Mitta Mitta derives from an Aboriginal term mida-modoenga meaning reeds called modunga.

The Upper Mitta Mitta River

The Upper Mitta Mitta river has strong links with outdoor education. School groups, an outdoor education centre and tertiary institutions all use the river and the surrounding Alpine National Park as their classrooms.

Mittagundi Outdoor Education Centre is synonymous with the area having been founded on the banks of the Big River in 1978. It offers 14-18 year olds with a chance to live, work and share adventures together in an environment where people mattered more than anything else.

 

La Trobe University's Outdoor and Environmental Education degree, as well as Charles Sturt University and Wodonga TAFE's collaborative Outdoor Education degree use the Big and Mitta Mitta Rivers as a learning environment for white water paddling. Holmsglen TAFE also use the river to train their Outdoor Recreation students.

Various schools use the river for their own independent Outdoor programs and camps.

Mitta Mitta river Recreation Seekers

Camping, hiking, car and motorcycle touring, fishing, hunting and paddling are all recreational pursuits that draw people to the region.

 

Introduced trout and deer which have flourished in the area are the drawcards for fishing and hunting. The winding Omeo Highway with its magnificent views of mountains and the Mitta Valley attracts the car and motorcycle tourists, especially now that the road is sealed for its entirety.

 

The upper Mitta Mitta river and its tributaries offer some of the best white water paddling in the state with options for beginners through to advanced paddlers. The main season is August through to November as it is reliant on snowmelt from the Bogong high plains.

 

There is also plenty to see for history buffs with the many mining ghost towns, historic tracks and the infamous Blue Duck pub.

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Theoretical & practical. Generally over a 2.5 day period utilizing both the classroom and practical course site "hands on" training on the river. ALL COURSES NOW INCLUDE A HALF DAY OF PRE-COURSE ONLINE VIDEOS & ASSESSMENTS! Students come much better prepared for our fast-paced, fun, and challenging training, plus this leaves time to be on the water more. Our last day includes our awesome trademark “Rock-n-Roll Running Scenarios”.