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Swifts Creek campground

Murray Valley National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Swifts Creek campground.

Getting there and parking

By car from Moama (dry weather access only):

  • Head along Cobb Highway towards Mathoura for around 20mins (29.8km)
  • Turn right onto Exchange Road (NPWS symbol on sign), and head into Murray Valley National Park's Moira precinct.
  • Continue along Exchange Road, veering left down Coolamon Road.
  • Turn right onto Swifts Creek Road and continue along until you reach the River Road intersection at the river.
  • Turn right into Swifts Creek campground and picnic area.

From Mathoura/Picnic Point Road:

  • Take the Picnic Point Road turn-off and continue along the road
  • Turn right at the turn-off to The Narrows and continue along over a little one-way bridge
  • Veer right as you continue along this road along the top of the levy bank
  • Veer left as you continue along until you reach the park entrance.
  • Travel another 7km along River Road/Hut Road until you reach Swifts Creek campground and picnic area

Road quality

The roads to this campground are dry weather only, unless you're arriving via Mathoura/Picnic Point Road.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


There is parking near the entrance to Swifts Creek campground, on the right side of the information sign and at the boat ramp.

Best times to visit

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


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


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


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


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

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


12°C and 32°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


3°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month

August to October

Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area.
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
  • Please bring your own firewood. Although dead, fallen timber on the ground may be collected for firewood in the park, there is very little wood in the campground.


  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Wood barbecues

Boat ramp


Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, read these paddling and boating safety tips.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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 and 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.

This park or attraction is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well prepared with appropriate clothing and equipment, and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


Disability access level - hard



A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.


Carrying and using chainsaws is strictly prohibited.


Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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