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Forest drive

Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Forest drive.

Getting there and parking

Forest Drive can be accessed from within the MIA I or MIA II precincts of the Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. To get there:

From Narrandera:

  • Travel northwest on Irrigation Way for about 12km
  • Turn left at the signpost for MIA I
  • Follow the access road in a southerly direction for about 2.5km to grid
  • This is Grahams Grave Road entrance to MIA I and the start of Forest Drive.
    Note: When exiting MIA I to join MIA II:
  • Briefly travel north along Irrigation Way before turning left onto Kiln Road
  • Follow Kiln Rd to McCaughey’s lagoon before turning left onto Euroly Road. Follow for about 2.3km
  • Turn right onto Forest Drive to enter MIA II

From Yanco

  • Travel south on Irrigation Way for about 500m
  • Turn right onto Euroly Road for 400m
  • Turn right onto River Road and follow for about 3.2km
  • From the left turnoff for Turkey Flat picnic area, continue another 2.3km in a westerly direction along River Road to the park exit/entry point
  • Turn left to begin the Forest Drive in the MIA II precinct
    Note: When exiting MIA II to join MIA I
  • Turn left onto Euroly Road. Follow for 2.3km
  • Turn right onto Kiln Road to McCaughey’s lagoon and followl reaching Irrigation Way.
  • Follow Irrigation Way south briefly before turning right onto Forest Drive to enter MIA I

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Evenings can be balmy at this time of year, so it's still a great time to camp.

Spring

Picturesque morning mists are common at this time of year and birds and animals are most active.

Summer

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon swimming during these hotter months.

Winter

This is Murray crayfish season, and a great time to head to the river.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16°C and 32°C

Highest recorded

47.7°C

Winter temperature

Average

4°C and 16.5°C

Lowest recorded

-4.8°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

May

Driest month

January

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

93.3mm

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Cycling safety

Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling 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.

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.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

  • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty

Prohibited

Pets

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.

If you're travelling through a national park or reserve on a public road you can have pets inside your vehicle. However, you must keep them inside your vehicle while driving through national parks or reserves. You must also comply with any conditions in the park’s plan of management, and you cannot stop to visit the park or use park facilities (unless for safety reasons, or to use publicly accessible toilets).

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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