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From the historic little town of Mathoura, at Crane's Bridge, where bullock teams once hauled logs to the timber mill, you can set out on Gulpa Creek walk.
It's a flat, easy 5km walk or ride among the river red gums along Gulpa Creek in Murray Valley Regional Park, adjacent to Murray Valley National Park. The colours and movement of birdlife around the creek and the light on the red gums are quite a view, and make this walk quite special. Gulpa Creek is also a peaceful spot for canoeing or kayaking. What's more, because of Gulpa Creek walk's location in Murray Valley Regional Park, you can even bring your dog along for the ride.
You might also like to bring along your binoculars and a bird book so you can identify the birds you see along the way. If you feel like more birdwatching, visit Reed Beds Bird Hide boardwalk in the nearby Murray Valley National Park.
About the region
Explore majestic river red gums or Ramsar-listed wetlands in Murray Valley National Park on a camping to the Riverina. Go birdwatching, fishing, bike riding and kayaking. Part of the largest continuous red gum forest in the world, this region hosts a unique ecosystem with over 60 threatened native animal species and 40 threatened plant species. It is also an important place for Aboriginal people.
To Crane's Bridge. Gulpa Creek walk is in the Gulpa Island precinct of Murray Valley National Park. To get there:From Mathoura, head to Crane's Bridge at the northern end of town.Cross Crane's Bridge and turn right to follow the walking track along Gulpa CreekAfter 1.1km, you can turn onto Liston Bridge to return to Mathoura or walk on along the track creek for another 2.5km.At the end of the track, you can cross a wooden bridge to stroll along Poley's loop for a further 1.5km. If you're leaving the track at Poley's loop, turn west along Picnic Point Road and right onto Cobb Highway to return to Mathoura. Park entry points Crane's Bridge See on map Poley's Bridge See on map Parking Parking is available at Crane's Bridge, at the start of Gulpa Creek walk, or at Poley's bridge if you feel like walking from the other end.
Gulpa Creek is a great destination for canoeing - bring your own equipment or contact Mathoura Visitor Information Centre on (03) 5884 3730 for details of small boat or canoe hire
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.