National Parks, Regional Parks and State Forests
Part of the largest continuous red gum forest in the world, this region hosts a unique ecosystem with over 60 threatened native animal species and 40 threatened plant species.
Murray Valley Regional Park is spread out in the surrounds of Murray Valley National Park.
The parks of the Riverina are exceptional places, with an abundance of plants and wildlife. They’re significant places to Aboriginal people and important to the local and regional communities around them.
You can take your dog on a lead into Murray Valley Regional Park, but just remember Murray Valley National Park prohibits dog access.
Gulpa Creek walk is a great experience for you and your dog. Enjoy lunch at dog-friendly picnic areas like Edward River Bridge picnic area, Five Mile picnic area and Ski Beach picnic area. If you’re staying for longer, camp out with your dog at Edward River Bridge campground, Willoughby’s Beach campground, Mulwala campground and Benarca campground.
If you’re feeling energetic, peddle the Five Mile mountain bike trail while you’re here. The Gulpa Island drive is another great experience that takes you through Murray Valley Regional Park and Murray Valley National Park.
Enjoy these magnificent parks at any time of year. Go camping, fishing, boating, walking and bird watching, or just relax on the banks of the Murray.
The Gunbower–Koondrook- Perricoota Forest covers approximately 51,000 ha of the River Murray floodplain downstream of Torrumbarry Weir, between Echuca and Barham. Gunbower Forest is on the Victorian side of the River Murray and Koondrook–Perricoota Forest is on the New South Wales side.
Gunbower and Koondrook Perricoota Forests are both listed as Ramsar wetlands of international importance. The forests are also an icon site under The Living Murray program.
Further information can be obtained from:
Forests NSW Deniliquin,
P: (03) 5881 9999
Yanga Station is one of the oldest and largest properties in the Riverina established in 1840’s. These days it’s a national park which celebrates both its pastoral history and natural wonders. Close to Balranald, it features great fishing spots along the Murrumbidgee River.
Yanga is a place where campers can unwind and enjoy a choice of settings complemented by an array of new visitor facilities. Bring your tent or caravan to stay at the free campgrounds. Bird watchers will also enjoy Yanga Lake.
Gunbower National Park is the forest option that generally guarantees year-round access and is a popular destination for all round-campers along the Murray. The park caters for all sorts of outdoor feats with best access via Koondrook Township, just over the border from Barham (in Victoria).
Campbell’s Island is excellent for camping, 4-wheel driving, walking, canoes and kayaks, those with dogs, fishing and is also great for those who require 2-wheel drive access. Best access is via North Barham Road in Barham.