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NATURAL WONDERS

From its beginnings in the mountains, the Murray meanders through world-renowned wetlands, the world’s largest river red gum forests and bird-filled lake systems to starkly beautiful outback plains of sandhills, saltpans and Mallee scrub. The Murray is joined on its journey by the Murrumbidgee and Edward rivers, each with their own thriving ecosystems.
Spend some time here and you’ll meet some of the incredible native residents, from kangaroos, emus and goannas, to kingfishers and cockatoos. National parks give you a ringside seat to take in the flora and fauna which make this area unique, with 35 endangered species of birds, 16 species of endangered mammals and over 35 different native fish species living within its varied environs.

 

National Parks

Along its length, and stretching inland on both sides, areas of the Murray region have been set aside as national parks, showcasing spectacular, unique diversity.

Gunbower Island, Lake Boga and wetlands

With internationally significant wetlands, it’s easy to explore the amazing bird and waterlife of the Murray region.

Day walks, canoe & kayak trips and 4WD trails

If you are seeking an active nature experience, the Murray includes idyllic day  walks and soul-stirring multiple day treks. There’s an experience to suit everyone!

Touring Itinerary

A true nature lover could spend several weeks exploring all the national and state parks along the Murray, but you can easily make shorter trips.
 

VIEW THE MURRAY'S NATURAL WONDERS TOURING ITINERARY

Must Experience

 
► Cruise through Barmah National Park, home to the world’s largest stand of River red gums.
► Spot a spectacular range of birdlife at the Kerang Lakes wetlands.
► Explore the ancient dry lake in Mungo National Park, where some of Australia’s oldest archaeological finds have been uncovered.
Camp and kayak in the beautiful Gunbower National Park.
 

Hidden Gems

► Take a 4WD trip through beautiful river red gum forests.
► Look out for native wildlife, including grey kangaroos, wallabies, goannas, koalas and emus, as well as kookaburras, mallee fowl and numerous species of parrot at any of the national parks along the Murray.
► Find a secluded beach campsite along the Murrumbidgee River at Yanga National Park.
► Soak up the spectacular Mallee sunsets and floodplain birdlife at Hattah-Kulkyne National Park near Mildura.
 

Trails

Wagirra Trail, Albury - 2 hours or 5.6km along the banks of the Murray.
►Gulpa Creek Walk - 5km or 1 hour among the Red Gums near Mathoura.
►Barmah National Park - The Lakes Loop - 4km or 1 3/4 hours; or Broken Creek Loop - 3.5km or 1 1/2 hours.
►Koondrook Red Gum Forest Walk - Turtle Loop - 13.2km or 3 1/2 hours.
►Pink Lakes Trail - Murray Sunset National Park - 2.5km of 1 1/2 hours.
►Kings Billabong Nature Trail - Mildura - 4 km or 2 hours.
►Camel Pad Track - Hattah-Kulkyne National Park - 10km or 3 1/2 hours.