Reconnect with family and friends on this relaxing and motivating journey through majestic Murray River floodplain landscapes. Experience the natural and cultural heritage of the Murray region along this scenic drive.
This 4WD tour winds through the world's largest River Red Gum forests adjoining the Murray River. Backdrops of the Murray River, sandy beaches, lagoons, waterbirds, wildlife, aquatic plants, a wide range of camping and picnic grounds, and an extensive network of forest tracks make this natural area a wonderful place to visit.
Enjoy the 354-kilometre drive through the Murray River Reserve, Gunbower National Park, Gunbower State Forest, Koondrook State Forest, Perricoota State Forest, Murray Valley Regional and National Parks, and Barmah National Park. Allow two-three days to fully appreciate the natural and cultural heritage of this area.
The complex ecology of the forests is closely linked to the Murray River and its flooding regime. These forests are home to many threatened native plants and animals. The wetlands are important breeding sites for native fish and water birds. These forests and wetlands have been internationally recognised and protected under the Ramsar convention. On the Victorian side of the Murray River Ramsar sites include Gunbower Forest and Barmah forest. On the New South Wales side of the Murray River all the forests are included in the NSW Central Murray Forests Ramsar site.
The drive is classified as Easy difficulty in dry conditions, under Victoria's 4WD Recreational Track Classification System - see Track Classisfication section for details. Due to the nature of the tracks, drivers may need to reconsider the trip if tracks are wet or inclement weather is forecast.