Merbein Common Sandbar (River Murray Reserve)


Merbein Common Sandbar (River Murray Reserve)

How to get there

Merbein Common Sandbar (River Murray Reserve)


Boat Ramp

Need to know

Merbein Common Sandbar (River Murray Reserve)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No camping


  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Shallow water
    • Deep water
    • Submerged obstacles
  • Animals and pests
    • Beware feral bees

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.

Richardson's Bend - Area Closed due to flood damage

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.

Gunbower National Park and Murray River Reserve flood impacted areas

Recent flooding is impacting on access to several sites within Gunbower National Park and the Murray River Reserve. Some roads and visitor sites are temporarily closed until floodwaters recede and sites can be assessed as safe. Tree-fall may be an ongoing issue with wet soils and strong winds.

Flooding has resulted in poor road conditions in the area and 4WD access is recommended.
A detour is in place at McClure Bend due to standing flood water. Access tracks across the State Forest may also be closed due to flood water. For safety reasons, do not drive through flood waters or past road closures.
River track is impacted between McClure Bend and Milverton Bend, resulting in access to the following bends being closed:
McClure Bend
Peter Creek
Wee Wee Rup
Thompsons Track
Five Sleeper
Wire Fence
Iron Punt
Black Swamp
Barham Mill Bend
Nugent Bend
Morton Bend

Murray River Adventure Trail

Stage One of the long-distance nature-based Murray River Adventure Trail will encompass a series of new and upgraded trails and other facilities from Barmah National Park (near Picnic Point) to Koondrook. The trail will pass through Lower Goulburn National Park, Gunbower National Park, Murray River Reserve and Echuca. Find out more about the project.

By using our site you accept that we use and share cookies and similar technologies with certain approved third parties. These tools enable us to improve your website experience and to provide content and ads tailored to your interests. By continuing to use our site you consent to this. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.