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Gulpa Island drive

Murray Valley National Park

Overview

Scenic Gulpa Island drive takes you through the towering river red gums of Murray Valley National Park and Regional Park. There are plenty of scenic views to enjoy along this drive and plenty of places to stop for a walk to stretch your legs.

Where
Murray Valley National Park
Accessibility
Hard
Distance
100km
Grade
Easy
Price
Free
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars and camera to capture the wonderful birds of the wetlands – a bird identification book might also be handy
  • Please make sure you exercise caution when swimming in rivers as there may be strong currents. Do not dive into the river as there can be submerged logs and the water may be shallow.
  • Check the weather before you set out as roads within Murray Valley National Park may be closed during wet weather
  • This park is in a remote location, please ensure you are thoroughly prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

This scenic drive takes you through the towering river red gums of the northern part of Murray Valley National Park and Regional Park. There are places to stop along the way to stretch your legs, try the Gulpa Creek walk or you could even paddle your kayak along sections of the river.

When you’re feeling hungry, stop for a picnic lunch at one of the many tranquil and scenic spots along the drive such as Edward River Bridge picnic area. Time moves slowly in this special place; take as long as you like to explore it or stay overnight at Edward River Bridge campground.

Remember to bring your binoculars, this part of the park is great for birdwatching or head to Reed Beds Bird Hide boardwalk for the best opportunities to see migratory birds.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Friends fishing by the river. Photo: David Finnegan