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Murray Valley Regional Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

From Moama township to the Moama Five Mile area and Benarca area:

  • Follow the signs to Moama Five Mile via Perricoota Road off the Cobb Highway
  • Travel along Perricoota Road for about 8mins and you will reach the entrance to Moama Five Mile
  • If you’re heading to Benarca, continue along the Perricoota Road past Moama Five Mile for another 8mins. You should come to the Benarca Forest Road sign.
  • Turn left and follow it until you reach the entrance to the Benarca area of Murray Valley Regional Park

From Mathoura to the Millewa area:

  • Follow the sign off the Cobb Highway in the township of Mathoura. Turn off to Picnic Point Road and cross over Pollys Bridge.
  • If you keep following the road you’ll come to the Reed Bed bird hide and turn off to Edward River campground and picnic area

From Barooga:

  • Follow the signs to Ski Beach on Vermont Street
  • Paradise and Wattle Tree Beach are also accessed via Vermont Street. If coming from Barooga, cross over the bridge and take the first track to the left into the reserve.
  • Turn left again then at the intersection turn/keep right and follow the road
  • Wattle Tree Beach is on the track you come to on the right, otherwise keep following the track until you come to Paradise Beach.

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Road quality

Some roads flood during spring and summer, especially within the Millewa and Gulpa Island areas. Check road conditions and alerts before you go.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Best times to visit

Autumn

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

Spring

Spring brings a yellow burst of gold dust wattle, billy buttons and clustered everlasting daisies. Bring your binoculars, November is a good time of year to spot a superb parrot.

Summer

Hit the water and go river kayaking at these inland beach locations: Willoughbys Beach in Deniliquin, Paradise and Wattle Tree Beach at Barooga and Hinches Beach in Mulwala. Edward River picnic area has an all access canoe launch that allows everyone to enjoy the calm water of the Gulpa Creek.

Winter

The morning light sparkles on the river. Try your hand at fishing for Murray cray from 1 June to 31 August.

Facilities

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

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.

Water activities

Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

Wildlife safety

Keep yourself and our wildlife safe by understanding the risks of wildlife encounters and how to avoid them.

Permitted

Camping

Cycling

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Gathering firewood

If you're camping you can gather firewood by hand only.

Pets

Dogs and domestic pets are permitted everywhere in Murray Valley Regional Park. But they are prohibited in Murray Valley National Park. You can walk and camp with your dog in Murray Valley Regional Park however you will need to keep them on a leash at all times and remember to pick up after them.

Prohibited

  • Victorian recreational registrations do not allow trailbikes on park roads
  • 4WD off road is prohibited
  • Recreational hunting in NSW national parks is an illegal activity and is a fineable offence

Horses

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Murray Valley Regional Park

Contact

Nearby towns

Barooga (1 km)

Sandy beaches are dotted along the Murray River near Barooga with popular activities include bushwalking, camping, fishing, swimming and waterskiing.

www.visitnsw.com

Deniliquin (1 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.

www.visitnsw.com

Moama (8 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.

www.visitnsw.com