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Ski Beach picnic area

Murray Valley National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Ski Beach picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Ski Beach picnic area is in the Barooga precinct of Murray Valley National Park. To get there:

  • From Cobram, follow Vermont Street towards Barooga.
  • Take the first right after crossing Murray River and follow the track towards the riverbank and picnic area.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Ski Beach picnic area, including parking for motorhomes and caravans.

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

Water is not available at this picnic area so you'll need to bring your own supply for drinking and cooking.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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 + 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.

Do not dive into the river as there can be submerged logs and the water may be shallow.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

  • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty
  • Toilet facilities are wheelchair accessible

Permitted

Fishing

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

Pets

You can walk your dog at this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog walking areas.

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

Prohibited

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Friends fishing by the river. Photo: David Finnegan