Barmah State Forest, The Murray, Victoria, Australia
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Barmah

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.

Hidden treasures
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.

Bush adventures
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

Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre Nathalia

Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre

Visit the Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre in Nathalia to discover and explore the colourful history of the Barmah National Park. Learn...

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Barmah State Park

Barmah National Park

Barmah National Park, together with the adjoining Millewa forest in New South Wales, forms the largest River Red Gum forest in the world. The complex...

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Kingfisher Cruises

Kingfisher Cruises

Nowhere else in the world can you experience such timeless, natural beauty and peace as when you are gliding through the World-Heritage listed Barmah...

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Canoeing, Noreuil Park, Albury, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

Canoeing, kayaking and rafting

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.

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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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