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River Murray Reserve

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Current Access in Barmah National Park & adjoining River Murray Reserve and Tocumwal Regional Park 15/06/2022

    As per last access update, Most tracks within Barmah National Park are Closed to motor vehicles access, for public safety, to avoid damage to tracks and reduce environmental harm.
    This is due to a recent increase in River flows and local rainfall that has resulted in high water levels, flooding events and boggy conditions, impacting access tracks in the majority of the Barmah National Park and Barmah Island and Ulupna Island.
     
    The following tracks are OPEN within Barmah National Park area, however we recommend Four-Wheel Drive access only and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice:
    • Sand Ridge Tk (to the Dharnya Centre, the Lakes campground and day visitor area. 2WD accessible)
    • Ulupna Island - Carters Beach.
    • Barmah Island - North end, along Broken Ck
    • The Ranch (south of Barmah not shown on map)
     
    See the attached map for tracks that remain OPEN , highlighted Green recommended for 4x4 only access. Red Dots at Gateways indicate tracks that are closed due to Flood water.
     
    For all of the latest change of conditions regarding Barmah National Park and surrounding reserves, please see https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/barmah-national-park.
     
    River flow are currently at 18,000 Megalitres a day out of Yarrawonga, we will review access weekly 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 Track and Vehicle damage.
     

    Attachments: access update map 07.06.22 (371KB)

    Japanese encephalitis in northern Victoria

    Japanese encephalitis in northern Victoria
    Japanese encephalitis (JE) has recently been detected in Victoria, with increased risk in the northern and north-west of Victoria and along the Murray River. This virus is spread to humans through mosquito bites and may cause a rare and potentially life-threatening infection of the brain. 
     
    For information about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites before you head outdoors, visit the Beat the Bite- Better Health Website or see our visitor safety tips. 

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Flooding of Visitor Sites along Murray River (Yarrawonga To Cobram)

    High rainfall in the Murray and Ovens rivers catchments has resulted in high river flows downstream of the Yarrawonga Weir resulting in minor flooding of some visitor sites in the Proposed Murray River Park.  Bourkes Bend, Horseshoe Bend and Bruces Beach #2 are currently impacted by floodwater and will be closed until floodwaters recede. 

    Updated Condition Report for the Murray River Reserve form Yarrawonga To Tocuwmal

    At present all key visitor sites along the Murray River between Yarrawonga and Tocumwal have been re-opened with the exception of Cobrawonga Beach NO. 1 , Hideaway Beach, Twin Knobs Beach ,Burkes Beach NO 3, Bouchiers Beach  and Scott Beach.
    Sites and roads have been impacted by flood and rainwater over the winter and into the early spring. Roads are gazetted 4WD roads  and accessing sites by  2WD is not recommended. All river beaches have been impacted by the high river flows and conditions may have changed since your last visit.  Mosquitos are in high numbers due the wet conditions experienced recently.

    Murray River Tracks From Yarrawonga To Cobram Opening After Flooding

    Murray River Tracks opened up between Yarrawonga and Cobram. 
    Scotts Beach at Cobram is still closed due to water over road.
    Tracks are still very rough due to the wet conditions over the winter.

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