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Reed Beds Bird Hide boardwalk

Murray Valley National Park

Overview

It’s an easy walk along the boardwalk to Reed Beds Bird Hide, with fun things to do along the way. Listen to see how many different bird calls you can hear on the way.

Where
Murray Valley National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Distance
1km return
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 2
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars and a bird identification book.

Reed Beds Bird Hide at Mathoura is a birdwatcher’s paradise; with different birds to see every time you visit, you’ll never grow tired of this pretty place.

Take your camera for a stunning photo of an eastern great egret or a musk duck thrashing in the water to attract a mate. Walking along the boardwalk look for yellow rosellas and superb wrens or watch at the edge of the water for the purple swamphen.

Turn over the bird panels as you stroll along the boardwalk; check out which birds are vegetarians and which prefers frogs, find out who honks like a goose but soars like an eagle.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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Friends fishing by the river. Photo: David Finnegan