Located on the doorstep of the world-renowned Barmah National Park, Barmah is the only Victorian town located north of the Murray River and serves as a great base to explore the local forest, wetlands and waterways.
A part of Sun Country on the Murray and boasting as temperate Mediterranean climate, Barmah is a town for outdoor lovers. Camp under the stars beside the river, paddle downstream in a canoe, or strap on your boots for a few days of bushwalking through the ever-changing landscapes. Anglers will find plenty of quiet spots to cast a line in the river.
Barmah National Park
Heritage-listed Barmah National Park is home to the largest stand of River Red Gums in the world, including some trees over 500 years old and up to thirty metres high. With the forest ecosystem closely linked to the flooding regime of the Murray River, the diverse natural habitat teems with wildlife, including 220 species of birds and some 550 types of plants.
Cruises and bushwalks
Take a wetland cruise through the lakes and winding creeks of the Barmah Forest on a Kingfisher Cruise, which depart from the Barmah Forest visitor area. Explore the Indigenous history of the park 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
Paddle a canoe or kayak on the Murray. Enjoy the rush of white water or a serene ride in a flooded forest. Take a guided tour along lakes and rivers.