Barmah National Park
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- A number of visitor tracks are currently closed due to ongoing flooding from the Murray River and recent storm damage. Visitors are advised to use caution when driving or camping throughout the park, and to observe on park signage relating to road closures. at Barmah National Park, Thursday 4 July, 2019
Barmah National Park, together with the adjoining Millewa forest in New South Wales, forms the largest River Red Gum forest in the world. The complex ecology of the forest is closely linked to the Murray River and its flooding regime, creating a diverse natural habitat for a variety of wildlife, particularly waterbirds.
Barmah is a great spot for camping. Days can be easily filled with fishing, horse riding, bushwalking, swimming and canoeing.
For further information on the management of the feral horses in Barmah National Park, please click here.
If you witness any animals in distress requiring immediate attention, please contact 131 963.
How to Get There
Barmah National Park lies along the Murray River between the towns of Barmah and Strathmerton, about 225km north of Melbourne. Access to the 12 major entrance gates is available from the Moira Lakes Road, Barmah-Picola Road, and the Murray Valley Highway.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
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