Whether you’re touring by car, on a mountain bike, or hiking, Forest drive is a great route for exploring the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) section of Murrumbidgee Valley. There’s an abundance of birdlife in the area, so make sure you bring your binoculars. Look out for apostlebirds travelling in groups of 12, grey-crowned babblers with their distinctive curved bill, and dollarbirds with circular markings under each wing like old-fashioned silver dollars.
Murrumbidgee Valley National Park’s MIA precincts, which are dominated by river red gums, access over 100 kilometres of river frontage. As well as river red gums, there are also white cypress pine, yellow box and black box growing in this area.
There’s also plenty to do whilst exploring the park along Forest drive. Why not have a swim at Middle Beach, find a shady riverside spot to fish, or enjoy a picnic whilst bird watching at Turkey Flat or McCaughey’s lagoon?