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Gulpa Creek Forest walks

Murray Valley Regional Park

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Gulpa Creek Forest walks, in Murray Valley Regional Park, is an easy path to walk along with your dog and great for birdwatching with opportunities to go canoeing or kayaking, not far from Mathoura.

5km return
Time suggested
1hr - 1hr 30min
Grade 2
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note

Gulpa Creek is a great destination for canoeing - bring your own equipment or contact Mathoura Visitor Information Centre on 03 5884 3730 for details of small boat or canoe hire.

From the historic little town of Mathoura, at Crane's Bridge, where bullock teams once hauled logs to the timber mill, you can set out on the Gulpa Creek Forest walks.

It's a flat, easy 5km walk or ride among the river red gums along Gulpa Creek in Murray Valley Regional Park, adjacent to Murray Valley National Park. The colours and movement of birdlife around the creek and the light on the red gums are quite a view, and make this walk quite special. Gulpa Creek is also a peaceful spot for fishing or birdwatching. What’s more, because of Gulpa Creek Forest walks' location in Murray Valley Regional Park, you can even bring your dog along for the ride.

You might also like to bring along your binoculars and a bird book so you can identify the birds you see along the way. If you feel like more birdwatching, visit Reed Beds Bird Hide boardwalk in the nearby Murray Valley National Park.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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