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Murray Valley National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Murray Valley National Park.

Getting there and parking

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Road quality

  • Dry weather only to most locations. 
  • All weather access to the Reed Bed Bird Hide, Edward River Bridge campground and picnic area and Swifts Creek campground and picnic area via River Road. Please contact the NPWS office in Moama to confirm accessibility.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Murray Valley National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

The perfect time for a camping holiday: the days are cooler and the nights are not yet too chilly.

Spring

If it's been a wet winter white ibis and straw necked ibis will be nesting from late winter through to spring.

Summer

A great time for water activities on the Murray - swimming in the river is a delightful way to spend your time.

Winter

The morning light sparkles on the river; try your hand at fishing for Murray cray.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

12°C and 32°C

Highest recorded

44.7°C

Winter temperature

Average

3°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

–3.8°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

August to October

Driest month

February

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

98mm

Facilities

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit; it helps emergency services locate you, using your smartphone's GPS.

Please note, there is limited mobile phone reception in this park. You’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Murray Valley National Park. You're welcome to bring your dog into Murray Valley Regional Park next door.

See the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Map of Murray Valley National Park

Contact

  • in the Murray-Riverina region
  • Murray Valley National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger 

    • Moama (Murray area)
      (03) 5483 9100
      Contact hours: 9.30am-3pm (April to September) 8.30am-4.30pm (October to March) Monday to Friday
    • Factory 5, Lot 8 Bowlan Road, Moama NSW
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Nearby towns

Moama (30 km)

Part of the largest continuous red gum forest in the world, this region is an important place for Aboriginal people. Keep your eyes open for Aboriginal sites, especially middens, oven mounds and scarred trees, where bark has been removed from the tree to make canoes, coolamons and shields.

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Deniliquin (36 km)

Take time out to visit Murray Valley National Park, admire the serene wetlands and towering river red gums. Go for a walk or ride the Gulpa Creek track, bring your canoe or kayak along for a spot of paddling or head to Reed Beds bird hide for a spot of birdwatching.

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Hay (157 km)

This exciting and innovative exhibition space uses contemporary design and cutting edge technology to tell the story of Australian sheep shearing. You'll meet the shearers, shed hands, cooks, classers, cockies, sheep and dogs behind the legends at this sparkling gallery-museum in Hay.

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Friends fishing by the river. Photo: David Finnegan