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Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide

Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide.

Getting there and parking

Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide is in the MIA 2 precinct of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park.

To get there from Leeton:

  • Drive east towards Narrandera on Irrigation Way
  • Head through the township of Yanco and, just after crossing the train line, turn right onto Euroley Road.
  • Continue down Euroley Road for 400m and turn right onto River Road
  • Follow River Road for 2.5km – the entrance to Turkey Flat Wetland and the picnic area is on the left.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Car and bus parking is available at Turkey Flat Wetland carpark, a roadbase carpark that's a short walk from Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide.

Best times to visit

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


Evenings can be balmy at this time of year, so it's still a great time to camp.


Picturesque morning mists are common at this time of year and birds and animals are most active.


Enjoy early morning and late afternoon swimming during these hotter months.


This is Murray crayfish season, and a great time to head to the river.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


16°C and 32°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


4°C and 16.5°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

Picnic tables


Step-free access

The picnic area is flat and step-free, with a 2m-wide roadbase path that leads from the carpark to the bird hide. This path becomes a raised fibre-reinforced plastic walkway that leads into the bird hide.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

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.

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.

This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

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.


Disability access level - medium

  • Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide is flat and step-free.
  • There's a roadbase path that leads from the carpark to the bird hide and a raised walkway that leads into the bird hide.
  • There's a picnic table near the carpark where you can rest. There may be a lip from the surrounding roadbase ground onto the concrete slab that the picnic table sits on.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide

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