Scenic walking trails, bike trails, native wildlife, flora and birdlife are just a few of the experiences that will keep you active for days. Explore further along the river and deeper into the eucalyptus forest within a stone’s throw of town.
With ancient forests of River Red Gums, waterways teeming with birdlife, and outdoor activities like kayaking, cycling, fishing and bird watching, these national and regional parks serve up all you would expect from a park experience. But they are more than just natural beauty, with nods to our recent history of forestry and grazing. The result is an outdoor history lesson you will not want to miss.
Murray Valley National and Regional Parks are in precincts along the Murray River, from Mulwala to Moama. The precincts near Mathoura are between Moama and Oeniliquin and can be accessed from the Cobb Highway.
A solid fuel fire ban applies between 1 October and 31 March each year.
Serious about bird watching? Philip and Patricia Maher of Australian Ornithological Services specialise in locating the harder to find and rarer species for serious birders.
The best viewing times at the Reed Beds Bird Hide are early morning or late afternoon.