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Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

Overview

Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, situated along the Murrumbidgee River and near Narrandera, Hay and Balranald, is a great place for fishing, camping, kayaking, cycling, hiking and birdwatching.

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As the day breaks, grey kangaroos bound through the morning mist as you cast a line out into the river to catch a fish for breakfast. Staying at Murrumbidgee Valley National Park is the ultimate bush camping experience. Created in 2010, this national park protects part of what is now the largest continuous tract of river red gum forest in the world. There’s plenty of opportunity for fishing, swimming, picnicking, birdwatching and taking a GPS to ‘go bush’.

Visit Koala reserve near Narrandera for a picnic, then stroll through the river red gums spotting as many koalas as you can.

For those near Leeton, Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide is a must-see. Follow it up with a walk or bike ride along Turkey Flat trail, then end the day with a swim or a paddle at Middle Beach.

Choose from cycling and hiking routes, or discover the beauty of Murrumbidgee River by canoe; for the intrepid explorer, Narrandera to Yanco weir is a four-hour paddle. 

With few facilities and infrastructure, Murrumbidgee Valley National Park allows you freedom to find your own camping spot – as secluded or sociable as you like – the perfect base from which to explore the park. If you're near Hay, check out dog-friendly Wooloondool campground in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park.

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

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

Contact

  • in the Murray-Riverina region
  • Murrumbidgee Valley National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Moama office
      03 5483 9100
      Contact hours: April to September, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3pm. October to March, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
    • Factory 5, Lot 8 Bowlan Road, Moama NSW 2731
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    • Griffith office
      02 6966 8100
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
    • 200 Yambil Street, Griffith NSW 2680
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    • Yanga National Park office
      03 5020 1764
      Contact hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm daily.
    • Sturt Highway, Yanga NSW 2715
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Shoreline, Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. Photo: OEH