Benwell camping area 5 (River Murray Reserve)

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Benwell camping area 5 (River Murray Reserve)

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Benwell camping area 5 (River Murray Reserve)

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Benwell camping area 5 (River Murray Reserve)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • None applicable

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Secondary Track Closure Gona Bend

A secondary track within Gona Bend is closed due to the track deteriorating from an increased rainfall over winter. 

The track that is closed is at the entrance to the Murray River Reserve from the Torrumbarry boat ramp. This track closure does not impact access to the park, and there is a detour around the minor track closure. This track will be closed off until it can sufficiently dry out, it may be opened in October. 
Areas further down the main River Track are deteriorating, so caution must be taken when accessing these tracks. 

Echuca Village Reserve minor track closure

An area on the main River Track within Echuca Village Reserve is closed due to deterioration from increased rainfall over winter. The track section will be closed until it can sufficiently dry out. There is a detour around the closed site and access to the park is not affected. 

Other areas on the main River Track are deteriorating, so take caution when travelling on these tracks.  

Richardsons Bend - Temporary Track Closure

Tracks in this area are currently closed to vehicle traffic due to recent rain and deteriorating track conditions rendering the area unsafe to vehicle traffic.  The area will be regularly assessed but remain closed to vehicles until it can be deemed safe for vehicle movement.  The next closest river access site is 11km West at Doolan's Bend, other popular sites down stream include Police Paddocks, Shaws Flat and Granthams Bend.  

Current Access 23/09/2020

Some tracks are still closed in Barmah National Park and adjoining River Murray Reserve (including Ulupna Island and Barmah Island) as a result of previous rainfall remaining on tracks. The closures are to protect public safety and to protect tracks.
 
The following tracks are open, however are recommended four-wheel drive only within Barmah National Park:
Sand Ridge Tk,  River Road, River Tk, Gulf Tk, Tongalong Tk, Siphon Tk, Sandy Crossing Tk, Sharps Plain Tk, Newmans Tk, Burnt Landing Tk, Mannions Tk (part - between Mannions Gate and Black Engine Tk), Black Engine Tk, Farm Tk, Suttons Tk, Reference Tk, Emu Tk, Darlows Tk, Bourke St, Centre Tk, Trickeys Lane, Boundary Tk (part), Bunyip Tk and the access tracks to the Barmah Lakes Day Visitor Area and Campgrounds.
 
Most tracks are open in the River Murray Reserve (adjoining Barmah National Park) including River Road (part on Barmah Island) and Carters Track (part on Ulupna Island).
 
See attached map for tracks that remain open, highlighted maroon recommended for 4x4 only access.
 
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 track damage.
 
Visitors to parks and reserves are reminded to follow the public health measures in place across regional Victoria, by wearing masks and following physical distancing measures.

Attachments: Current Access 23-09-2020 (269KB)

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