Visit the largest red gum forest in the world in Barmah, the only Victorian town north of the Murray River. Alive with legendary river stories, the local forest, wetlands and waterways are ideal starting points for your own stories.
Back to nature
Take the opportunity to connect with nature as you camp under the stars by the river, paddle downstream in a canoe, or spend a few days bushwalking through changing landscapes. Part of Sun Country on the Murray, Barmah boasts a temperate Mediterranean climate all year round making it the ideal town for outdoor lovers. Anglers will find plenty of quiet spots to cast a line in the river.
Heritage-listed Barmah National Park is home to trees over 500 years old and up to 30 metres high. The forest ecosystem, connected to the flooding regime of the Murray River, teems with native wildlife including 220 species of birds and some 550 types of plants.
Discover the region's fascinating history at Nathalia's Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre, which showcases stories from Aboriginal occupation to pioneering cattlemen and timber workers.
Take off on a trek through the Barmah National Park on the Lakes Loop of the Broken Creek Loop or take a wetland cruise through the lakes and winding creeks on a Kingfisher Cruise, which departs from the Barmah Forest visitor area. Continue on dry land by following the signs along the Sand Ridge Track near Dharnya and visit significant Aboriginal sites, including scarred trees, mounds, stone artefacts and burial sites.
Things to do
There's no better way to connect with the river than to be in it. Enjoy the rush of white water or slow down with a serene ride in a flooded forest.