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Gulpa Creek walk

Murray Valley National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Gulpa Creek walk.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1hr - 1hr 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    5km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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    Gulpa Creek walk is in the Gulpa Island precinct of Murray Valley National Park. To get there:

    • From Mathoura, head to Crane’s Bridge at the northern end of town.
    • Cross Crane’s Bridge and turn right to follow the walking track along Gulpa Creek
    • After 1.1km, you can turn onto Liston Bridge to return to Mathoura or walk on along the track creek for another 2.5km.
    • At the end of the track, you can cross a wooden bridge to stroll along Poley’s loop for a further 1.5km. If you’re leaving the track at Poley’s loop, turn west along Picnic Point Road and right onto Cobb Highway to return to Mathoura.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Crane's Bridge, at the start of Gulpa Creek walk, or at Poley’s bridge if you feel like walking from the other end.

    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

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    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.

    Paddling safety

    To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

    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

    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.

    You can walk your dog in Murray Valley Regional Park, including Gulpa Creek walk, however dogs are not permitted in Murray Valley National Park. Please take note of any dog restrictions when you're in the regional park. 

    Prohibited

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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