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Murray Valley National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Murray Valley National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    Park entry points


    Road quality

    • Dry weather only to most locations. 
    • All weather access to the Reed Bed Bird Hide, Edward River Bridge campground and picnic area and Swifts Creek campground and picnic area via River Road. Please contact the NPWS office in Moama to confirm accessibility.

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Best times to visit

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


    The perfect time for a camping holiday: the days are cooler and the nights are not yet too chilly.


    If it's been a wet winter white ibis and straw necked ibis will be nesting from late winter through to spring.


    A great time for water activities on the Murray - swimming in the river is a delightful way to spend your time.


    The morning light sparkles on the river; try your hand at fishing for Murray cray.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    12°C and 32°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    3°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month

    August to October

    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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.


    Gathering firewood

    Domestic firewood may be collected in designated areas of Murray Valley National Park from 1 April to 30 September with a permit. Permits are available to permanent NSW residents that live in the Riverina Bioregion and Balranald Shire. Learn more or apply for a permit.



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Murray Valley National Park. You're welcome to bring your dog into Murray Valley Regional Park next door.

    See the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Map of Murray Valley National Park


    Nearby towns

    Moama (30 km)

    Part of the largest continuous red gum forest in the world, this region is an important place for Aboriginal people. Keep your eyes open for Aboriginal sites, especially middens, oven mounds and scarred trees, where bark has been removed from the tree to make canoes, coolamons and shields.

    Deniliquin (36 km)

    Take time out to visit Murray Valley National Park, admire the serene wetlands and towering river red gums. Go for a walk or ride the Gulpa Creek track, bring your canoe or kayak along for a spot of paddling or head to Reed Beds bird hide for a spot of birdwatching.

    Hay (157 km)

    This exciting and innovative exhibition space uses contemporary design and cutting edge technology to tell the story of Australian sheep shearing. You'll meet the shearers, shed hands, cooks, classers, cockies, sheep and dogs behind the legends at this sparkling gallery-museum in Hay.