Murrumbidgee Valley National Park
McCaugheys Lagoon in Murrumbidgee Valley National Park is a great spot for birdwatching or a romantic picnic.
- Picnic areas
- Murrumbidgee Valley National Park
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
- There is limited mobile reception in this park
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching
Named after Sir Samuel McCaughey, an early pioneer of irrigation, McCaugheys Lagoon is a critical part of a long-term wetland rehabilitation project, offering habitat for a wide range of local plants and animals. From here, you can also catch a glimpse of the largest protected river red gum forest in the world.
For those interested in wetland ecology, it’s a great example of a working lagoon on an inland floodplain wetland. For others, it’s simply a lovely spot to picnic or enjoy birdwatching by the water before heading off to explore the many attractions of Murrumbidgee National Park.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 02 9585 6831
- Griffith office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6966 8100
- 200 Yambil Street, Griffith NSW 2680
- in Murrumbidgee Valley National Park in the Murray-Riverina region
Murrumbidgee Valley National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.