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National Parks

Explore majestic river red gums and Ramsar - listed wetlands. Go birdwatching, fishing, bike riding and kayaking in what is part of the largest continuous red gum forest in the world. Visit historical sites from 100 and 1000 and even 10,000 years ago. Or just kick back riverside and take in the majesty of the Australian bush.


The Murray Valley National and Regional Parks stretch along the length of the New South Wales – Victorian border; an important, unique ecosystem where waterways teem with wildlife, and tracks and rivers are aching to be explored. This particular stretch of forest offers beauty even beyond that of the magnificent river red gums that adorn its banks.

Sites of interest include:

  • Gulpa Creek Walk (Mathoura): an easy path to walk along with your dog and is great for birdwatching, or to go canoeing or kayaking.
  • Edward River Bridge Campground (near Mathoura): free camping, good facilities and dogs are welcome.
  • Benarca Campground (15km from Moama): provides bush camps and is an ideal spot to fish along the Murray River.
  • Five Mile Picnic Area (Moama): With good facilities right by the river, this is the perfect place for a riverside picnic, with plenty of spots for fishing and places to launch your boat, kayak or canoe.
  • Five Mile Mountain Bike Trail (Moama): offers 7km of purpose built mountain bike trails in beautiful bushland by the river and wetlands. The trails are suitable for all skill levels and its one of the best places for biking in the region.


Off the Stuart Highway near Balranald, River Country is the perfect gateway to one of NSW's newest national parks - Yanga National Park

The park is where campers come to unwind and enjoy a choice of natural settings complemented by

new visitor facilities. There's ample free camping for tents, RVs and caravans, and visitors can enjoy fabulous fishing in the Murrumbidgee River or bird watching just off the highway at Yanga Lake.

Yanga Station was one of the oldest and largest properties in the Riverina, established in the 1840s. These days, as a national park, it celebrates both its pastoral history and natural wonders.

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Discover River Country ... where the best memories are made.