Kingfisher in Barmah Forest, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

Barmah Lakes Loop Track

The scenic walk through this huge forest begins and ends at the Dharnya Centre, established with the help of the local Aboriginal community to teach visitors about the region's ecology, culture and history. Winding past the Murray River and Barmah Lake, this trail reveals the majesty of the world's largest river red gum forest. Barmah State Park is a haven for wildlife, including eastern grey kangaroos, koalas and more than 220 species of birds. The area has been home to the Yorta Yorta people for more than 40,000 years. Follow the trail as it passes Aboriginal sacred sites including ancient kitchen middens, oven mounds and canoe trees, and then on through huge river red gums that supplied bark for Aboriginal canoes.

The park's tracks are excellent for both walking and cycling, while the sandy beaches and waters of nearby Ulupna Island are suitable for canoeing and fishing.

Location: Barmah State Park and Forest
Distance: 4km
Duration: 1.75 hours return
Track condition: Good
Grade: Flat
Start: Dharnya Centre car park
Finish: Dharnya Centre car park
Nearby: Echuca-Moama
Permits/Bookings: None required
Best time: Summer and autumn
Note: The Dharnya Centre is temporarily closed and no date has been set for reopening.

Content: Tourism Victoria

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