Swimming - The Eel Hole. 1km north of Murchison Township
Murchison has its own very unique microclimate due to the surrounding mountains and valleys, plunging to below freezing in the winter it is also known to get up to 35 degrees on some summer days. Murchisons best kept local secret is the swimming hole known as the ‘Eel hole’. Don’t let the name put you off, it is just a nick name, or is it. This majestic swimming hole has both shallow and deep areas with a rope to swing into the cool buller river and large boulders that you can leap from. Located just 1km north of the township turn off towards ‘River View’ holiday park, stay straight past the cemetery and follow your nose until you practically run into the river. Swim with the locals, bathe in the sunlight on the bank (or eel after dark! - You can get eel lines from Hodgsons.)
However please note, this swimming hole is not monitored by any lifesaving staff, swimming is at your own risk and it is unsafe to swim in this or any river when it is in flood or immediately after any prolonged rain periods.