Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park

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The dog-friendly Murrumbidgee Regional Park is a natural playground in river red gum country. Located near Narrandera and Darlington Point, enjoy riverside camping along the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.

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There’s plenty of space to spread out and find your little slice of river frontage in Murrumbidgee Regional Park. A beautiful pocket of bushland, you’ll enjoy a true bush experience while still being close to town. Popular with campers who don't want to leave their dogs at home, the sandy beaches and calm river are perfect for kayaking, boating and swimming. Try your luck fishing for redfin and bream or find a secluded spot to enjoy a good book and watch the world go by.

Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park is part of the longest continuous tract of river red gum forest in the world. These unique red gum forests provide a safe haven to koalas which you may spot in their branches. Among the majestic trees, birdwatchers might catch a glimpse of scared kingfishers, barking owls and threatened superb parrots.

You can visit for a daytrip to enjoy a barbecue or picnic and some walking, but it’s better to stay longer to enjoy all that the park has to offer. Follow the river as it meanders through the bush—you really are spoilt for camping spots.

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Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park is a special place. Here are just some of the reasons why:

Plants and animals protected in this park


  • Swamp wallaby in Murramarang National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

    Swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor)

    The swamp wallaby, also known as the black wallaby or black pademelon, lives in the dense understorey of rainforests, woodlands and dry sclerophyll forest along eastern Australia. This unique Australian macropod has a dark black-grey coat with a distinctive light-coloured cheek stripe.

  • Tawny frogmouth. Photo: Rosie Nicolai

    Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

    Found throughout Australia, the tawny frogmouth is often mistaken for an owl due to its wide, powerful beak, large head and nocturnal hunting habits. The ‘oom oom oom’ call of this native bird can be heard echoing throughout a range of habitats including heath, woodlands and urban areas.

  • Southern boobook. Photo: David Cook

    Southern boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae)

    The southern boobook, also known as the mopoke, is the smallest and most common native owl in Australia. With a musical 'boo-book' call that echoes through forests and woodlands, the southern boobook is a great one to look out for while bird watching.


  • Saltbush. Photo: Jaime Plaza

    Saltbush (Atriplex nummularia)

    A hardy Australian native plant, the saltbush is a small spreading shrub that can withstand dry salty soils such as those found in the desert plains of western NSW. It is grey-white in colour and has small spear-shaped succulent leaves. It flowers from December to April.

  • River red gum, Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. Photo: Paul Childs

    River red gum (Eucalpytus camaldulensis)

    Australian native plants, majestic river red gum trees are widespread across Australian inland river systems. The river red gum is a dominant tree species of the Murray-Darling basin which spans NSW, Queensland and Victoria. This iconic native eucalypt grows to a height of 30m and is thought to have a lifespan up to 500-1000 years.

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