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Five Mile picnic area

Murray Valley Regional Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Five Mile picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Five Mile picnic area is in the Moama precinct of Murray Valley Regional Park. To get there:

  • From Moama, head north along Cobb Highway.
  • Turn left onto Perricoota Road and continue for approximately 8km
  • Turn towards the river on your left to access the picnic area.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Car, boat trailer and bus parking is at Five Mile picnic area, including several designated disabled spots. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

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

Facilities

Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

Amenities

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Boat ramp

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, the safety of you and your passengers is paramount.

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.

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.

Permitted

Fishing

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

Pets

You can bring your dog to this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog-friendly areas.

Dogs may not be brought into Murray Valley National Park, however they may be brought into Murray Valley Regional Park, including Five Mile picnic area, as long as park restrictions surrounding dogs are observed.

Prohibited

Camping

Please note camping is not permitted in the Five Mile area. The closest camping area is Benarca campground.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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