Located approximately 225km from Melbourne is Barmah National Park, together with the adjoining Millewa forest in New South Wales, forms the largest River Red Gum forest in the world. Barmah is home to internationally significant wetlands, rare and threatened species, as well as many significant Aboriginal cultural heritage sites.
Barmah Forest supports nearly 300 native species of birds, fish, reptiles, frogs and other animals and more than 500 native plant species.
Barmah is a valued tourism and recreation destination, embracing popular activities such as camping, picnics and barbeques, boating, recreational fishing, sightseeing, bushwalking and birdwatching.
Park tracks provide access to 112 kilometres of river frontage.
There are a series of walks close by the Dharnya Centre on Sandridge Track that are flat and easy walking. These include:
• Lakes Loop 4.5 km, 2 hours
• Broken Creek Walk 7.5 km, 3.5 hours
• Steamer Plain Track 5 km 2 hours.
Barmah National Park is jointly managed by Parks Victoria and Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC).
Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.
Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.