Norris Bend Camping Area 2 (River Murray Reserve, Gunbower National Park)


Norris Bend Camping Area 2 (River Murray Reserve, Gunbower National Park)

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Norris Bend Camping Area 2 (River Murray Reserve, Gunbower National Park)

Need to know

Norris Bend Camping Area 2 (River Murray Reserve, Gunbower National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


  • None applicable


  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs 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.

This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events and is closed.

For public safety, Parks Victoria will close areas impacted by severe weather. Closures are necessary while assessments and works are undertaken to remove risks and repair damage before reopening for visitors. For your safety, please avoid these impacted areas.

Murray River closures

The Murray stretches across the state and there are many different parks, reserves and other areas along it. These areas have also been heavily impacted by the 2022 floods and some places are still closed.

We have split the Murray into four reaches to explain these closures, starting from the far east to the South Australian border.

Headwaters to above the Hume Dam (see map)

All reserves in the Upper Murray along the Murray are open.

Barnawartha to Echuca East

East of Barmah National Park (see map), the following areas are closed:

  • Forest Beach camping area (near Strathmerton)
  • Breens Beach camping area (near Strathmerton)
  • Long Beach camping area (near Strathmerton)
  • Cobrawonga Creek camping area (near Yarrawonga) - see Northern Flood Recovery Update newsletter - Cobrawonga Creek Bridge (PDF)
  • Lumbys Bend (near Yarrawonga)
  • Richardsons bend (near Wangaratta)
  • Moodemere bend (near Wangaratta)

See closures on the Barmah National Park page.

Barmah Island (west of Barmah National Park) to Echuca (see map), the following areas are closed:

  • Barmah Island South Camping Area (near Barmah)
  • Barmah Island Central Camping Area (near Barmah)
  • Barmah Island North Camping Area (near Barmah)
  • Barmah Willows (near Barmah)

Echuca to Swan Hill (see map)

The following areas are closed:

  • All camping areas between Torrumbarry Weir Road and Young Road are closed (Farley Bend is open) - see maps for Southern 80
  • Will’s Bend east of O'Dwyer's Road between Will's Sandbar and the O'Dwyer's Road Entrance is closed - see maps for Southern 80
  • Gunbower National Park and Murray River Reserve on Gunbower Island are closed
  • Benwell and Guttrum State Forest camping areas are closed
  • Nyah Central Camping Area is closed
  • Loddon Floodway Eastern Bend camping area is closed

Along the river you may see smaller areas fenced off or blocked by bollards. These areas have been closed due to safety and protection reasons, do not enter, remove fixtures or drive around the bollards.

Swan Hill to South Australia border (see map)

Flood waters took longer to get to and recede from this part of the river, therefore the team have had less time to get into areas, assess and re-open them.

See more information about which river bends are open and closed (PDF).

See closures on the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park page.

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.

Increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases

Large numbers of mosquitoes in Northern Victoria have increased the risk of mosquito-borne diseases, particularly around rivers and other water bodies.
For information about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites before you head outdoors, visit the Don't Wing It!- Better Health Website or see our visitor safety tips. 

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