Murrumbidgee Valley National Park
If you’re looking for a scenic day trip near Murrumbidgee River, near Narrandera, go 4WDing or mountain biking along Forest drive, in Murrumbidgee Valley National Park.
- Murrumbidgee Valley National Park
- 16km one-way
- Time suggested
Whether you’re touring by car, on a mountain bike, or hiking, Forest drive is a great route for exploring the MIA I section of Murrumbidgee Valley. There’s an abundance of birdlife in the area, so make sure you bring your binoculars. Look out for apostlebirds travelling in groups of 12, grey-crowned babblers with their distinctive curved bill, and dollarbirds with circular markings under each wing like old-fashioned silver dollars.
Murrumbidgee Valley National Park’s MIA (Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area) precincts, which are dominated by river red gums, access over 100km of river frontage. As well as river red gums, there are also white cypress pine, yellow box and black box growing in this area.
There’s also plenty to do whilst exploring the park along Forest drive. Why not have a swim at Middle Beach, find a shady riverside spot to fish, or enjoy a picnic whilst bird watching at Turkey Flat or McCaughey’s lagoon?
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 02 9585 6831
- Griffith office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6966 8100
- 200 Yambil Street, Griffith NSW 2680
- in Murrumbidgee Valley National Park in the Murray-Riverina region
Murrumbidgee Valley National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.