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Murrumbidgee Valley Nature Reserve


Murrumbidgee Valley Nature Reserve was created in July 2010. It covers an area of 1844ha. For detailed park and fire management documents, visit the OEH website.

Murrumbidgee Valley Nature Reserve is on the floodplains of the Murrumbidgee River. It was created in July 2010 by combining two former reserves: Narrandera Nature Reserve and Yanga Nature Reserve.

The Narrandera section of the reserve is known for its population of koalas, which were reintroduced to the reserve in 1971 and 1974. There are river red gums on the floodplain, with scattered yellow box. The river red gum community of the Narrandera section includes river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), yellow box (E. melliodora) and river cooba (Acacia stenophylla). A number of medium sized trees such as river oak (Casuarina cunninghamiana subsp. Cunninghamiana) and white cypress pine (Callitris glaucophylla) also occur within the reserve.

The Yanga section is dominated by river bank (riparian) communities of black box.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.