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Koala reserve

Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Koala reserve.

Getting there and parking

Koala reserve (Narrandera Nature Reserve) is in Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. To get there:

  • From the visitor centre, head south on the Newell Highway and turn left at the third intersection in Larmer Street .
  • Take the second right into Midgeon Street and continue straight onto Lake Drive
  • At the corner of Lake Drive and Elizabeth Street turn right over the main canal.
  • Turn left into Oakbank Drive , into the entrance of Narrandera Flora and Fauna reserve.
  • Follow the track for 3km to Koala reserve (Narrandera Nature Reserve)

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Koala reserve can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Koala reserve

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

Facilities

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

Picnic tables

There are picnic tables at the end of the track that leads to the river.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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.

Permitted

Fishing

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

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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