Walking, Barmah State Park, The Murray, Victoria, Australia
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Walking & hiking

The Murray region's year-round mild weather makes for great walking and hiking. So take your time and uncover the secrets of the Murray on foot. Follow the many tracks crisscrossing the region and connect with the eclectic landscapes that are alive with legendary river stories. Keep an eye out for native birds, kangaroos and other shy wildlife on your travels.

River red gums and ancient legends
Bask in the Murray's Mediterranean climate, see local wildlife and get insights into the Aboriginal heritage of the world's largest river red gum forest. See how the region's iconic waterways and wetlands feed the Barmah and Hattah-Kulkyne national parks, and explore the pink lakes, sand dunes and billabongs.

Where to go
Find out about some of the best tracks and trails below or for information on other walks in the area contact the local visitor information centres.

Wagirra Trail, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

Wagirra Trail

Take a leisurely stroll along the riverbank and discover the 400 year old river red gums while taking in the stunning views of the Murray River.

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The Mallee, Murray-Sunset National Park, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

Pink Lakes Trail

Explore Victoria's semi-arid north-west on foot and see why it has been capturing the imagination of painters and nature lovers for years.

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Nyah Vinifera State Forest, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

River Walk

Meander along the riverbank past picturesque river red gums and learn about the fascinating history of the mighty Murray River.

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Bluff Falls, Burrowa Pine National Park, The Murray, Victoria. Image: Robert Blackburn

Bluff Falls Nature Walk

Follow Bluff Creek past tall trees inhabited by rosellas, robins and many other bird species into a deep valley for a dramatic view of Bluff Falls.

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The Pink Lakes, Hattah Kulkyne National Park, The Murray, Victoria

Bugle Ridge Track

Walk through Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, a paradise for birdwatchers. Wander around beautiful billabongs lined by red gums and sand dunes.

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Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

Camel Pad Track

Follow the old track used by camels transporting salt to the Murray River 100 years ago through landscapes of Mallee scrub, woodlands and sand dunes.

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Koondrook Red Gum Forest Walk, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

Koondrook Red Gum Forest Walk

Make use of the information boards along the walk to learn about the Ramsar-listed wetlands, red gum forests and rich Indigenous and pioneer heritage.

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Kangaroo, Sonre farm, Swan Hill, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

Tyakil Nature Walk

Discover the changing seasonal landscapes of Wyperfeld National Park. Walk through deserts and dunes with abundant wildlife and stunning sunsets.

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Kingfisher in Barmah Forest, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

Barmah Lakes Loop Track

Take a fascinating walk through the world's largest river red gum forest. It has been home to the Yorta Yorta people for more than 40,000 years.

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Psyche Bend Pumphouse, Mildura, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

Kings Billabong Nature Walk

Walk through this wildlife reserve and trace the beginnings of the vast irrigation system that turned Mildura into an oasis on the Murray.

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