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Gulpa Island drive

Murray Valley Regional Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Gulpa Island drive.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Gulpa Island drive is in the Gulpa Island precinct of Murray Valley National Park. To get there:

    • From Mathoura, cross Poley’s Bridge and continue on Millewa Road.
    • After about 5km, turn left onto Tocumwal Road.
    • Turn left just past Edwards Bridge and continue along the drive

    Parking

    Parking is available at various sites along the drive.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

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

    Spring

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

    Summer

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

    Winter

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

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    12°C and 32°C

    Highest recorded

    44.7°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    3°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    –3.8°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    August to October

    Driest month

    February

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    98mm

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    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.

    Paddling safety

    To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

    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 dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Dogs are not permitted in Murray Valley National Park however they may be brought into Murray Valley Regional Park, as long as park restrictions surrounding dogs are observed.

    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.

    Map of Gulpa Island Drive, Murray Valley Regional Park. Image: OEH

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