The following camping areas have been close due to high volumes of rainfall and rising river levels. Closures have been put in place for public safety and to avoid damage to tracks and the environment.
Barmah Island Central Camping Area
- Barmah Island North Camping Area
- Barmah Island South Camping Area
- Barmah Willows
- The Ranch Camping Area Site 1
- The Ranch Camping Area Site 2
- The Ranch Camping Area Site 3
- The Ranch Camping Area Site 4
- The Ranch Camping Area Site 5
- The Ranch Camping Area Site 6
- The Ranch Camping Area site 7
We will review access weekly and open closed areas as soon as possible.
Most primary access
tracks within Barmah National Park are now OPEN for access to the River.
tracks are flooded or very wet due to recent rain fall and will remain closed
for public safety, and to avoid damage to tracks and reduce environmental harm.
Access tracks within
Barmah National Park that are now OPEN are still impacted by high river
levels and many have water across them in low lying areas and tracks may be in
We recommend Four-Wheel
Drive access only and advise that water crossings only be attempted by
drivers with four-wheel drive training or experience and stay to the centre of
- Gulf Track, Tongalong track, Black Engine
track, Suttons track, Manion’s track and adjoining parts of River Rd.
Ridge Tk is open up to and including the Dharnya Centre, Day Visitor area and
the Lakes campground, but there is No access to the River via Sandridge
- Note; Lakes campground toilet at North end is Open, Day Visitor
area Toilet and the Southern Lakes campground toilet are closed due to
- Ulupna Island
(Barmah National Park and Tocumwal Regional Park) is Open, Note; Ulupna
beach toilet is closed due to flood inundation
- The Ranch
(south of Barmah not shown on map) is Open.
The following Access
tracks are Closed within Barmah National
Park; Sand ridge track from Dharnya centre to river Rd, River Rd down stream of
Gulf Reg, Four Mile track, Sapling landing track, Darlows track, Newman’s
Track, Hughes track, Trickeys lane, Gowers track, Bunyip track, Barmah Island (All).
See the attached
map for tracks that are open or closed.
Tracks highlighted Green are open for river access.
Tracks and entrances
highlighted Red indicate that they are closed
due to Flood water.
are subject to change at any time without notice.
Current River flows
are at 13.500 Megalitre’s a day out of Yarrawonga weir, river flows are forecast
to decrease over coming weeks, and we will review access on a weekly basis and
open the closed areas as soon as possible.
Please take care on
all tracks due to the wet conditions and if you can avoid using wet tracks,
please do so to prevent damage to Tracks and Vehicles.
populations in Barmah are currently high and Mosquito borne diseases such as
Barmah Fever and Ross River Fever are common. Please take care and cover up.
access map BNP 22.11.23 (438KB)
For public safety, Parks Victoria will close areas
impacted by severe weather. Closures are necessary while assessments and
works are undertaken to remove risk and repair damage before reopening for
visitors. For your safety, please avoid these impacted areas.
During your visit to the Murray, you may see smaller areas fenced off or areas
blocked by bollards. These areas have been closed due to safety and protection
reasons. Please do not enter, remove fixtures or drive beyond them.
Visitors should be aware that river banks have been eroded by flood waters and
may be unstable. Holes may have opened up in the ground and should be avoided.
Trees along the river banks could be unstable. There is always a risk of trees
Parks Victoria is working with Traditional Owners and other government agencies
to manage the temporary levee in Echuca’s west. Visitors must not interfere
with the levee.
All camping areas between Torrumbarry Weir Road and Young Road remain closed
Richardson's Bend is currently closed - Due to severe flooding Richardson's Bend Murray River Reserve sustained substantial damage to the track network. This area will remain closed until repairs can be undertaken and access tracks reinstated.
Some areas are affected by flooding from the Murray, Campaspe and Goulburn Rivers.
Visitors should be aware that some river banks have been eroded by flood waters and may be unstable. Do not walk, ride, drive or dig on unstable banks, they may collapse.
Trees along the river banks and tracks could be unstable and there is always a risk of trees dropping limbs.
Sections of track have been/are degraded by floods and recent rainfall, areas of track may still be holding water.
The Murray River Reserve is affected by these flood events and River Track and camping sites are affected between Echuca and Torrumbarry Weir Road, as a result the following bends or sections of these bends are:
Burnanga Bend - OPEN
Braund Bend - OPEN
Pianta Bend - OPEN
Casey Bend - OPEN
Wills Bend - OPEN
Emu Bend - OPEN
Point Rd Bend - OPEN
Farley Bend - OPEN
Betha Bend - OPEN
Arnold Bend - OPEN
Baillieu Bend - OPEN
Baillieu Lagoon - OPEN
Tolhurst Bend - OPEN
Barra Bend - OPEN
Fulham Bend- CLOSED
Young Bend - CLOSED
Crossman Bend - CLOSED
Turner Bend - PARTIALLY OPEN- SOME AREAS STILL FLOODED
Horseshoe Bend - OPEN
Norris Bend - OPEN
Jones Bend - OPEN
Williams Bend - OPEN
Gona Bend - OPEN
This water may be present for a couple months to come. Please drive with caution and do not drive through flood waters or around closed areas.
Some areas are affected by flooding from the Murray and Goulburn Rivers.
Visitors should be aware that river banks have been eroded by flood waters and may be unstable. Do not walk, ride, drive or dig on unstable banks, they may collapse.
Trees along the river banks could be unstable. There is always a risk of trees dropping limbs.
Echuca Village Reserve Day Visitor Area has been effected by flooding. Sections of track have been/are degraded by floods and recent rainfall, areas of track may still be holding water.
The reserve is partially closed due to flood damage and large trees over the main track, the main track is not completely accessible by vehicle.
Please drive with caution and do not drive through flood waters or around closed areas.