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Mirri Mirru Yurun is a 1km, grade 5 Return hike located in the Culgoa National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
Mirri Mirri Yurun, also known as River Bank walk, follows the bank of Culgoa River, threading between majestic red gums. After a wet season, spring sees the ground flourish with wildflowers as well. This is an easy walk but a good one, offering a modest introduction to the park, and a chance to enjoy a stroll without having to worry too much about equipment. Nevertheless, make sure you take a hat and plenty of water.
You might want to bring binoculars for a spot of birdwatching too, or, if you’re artistically inclined, an easel with some paints: the landscape is fascinating around here, with rich soil and a stark palette of Australian outback colours. Expect to see gidgee and coolabah trees, with emus and native birds hanging around the waterholes.
After your relaxing walk, take advantage of the tables at Culgoa River campground, settling down to finish the day off with an afternoon picnic or a barbecue.
About the Region
Culgoa National Park in the Outback NSW region
Culgoa National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Mirri Mirru Yurun (River Bank walk) starts from Culgoa River campground in the Burban Grange precinct of Culgoa National Park. To get there:Take the unsealed road north-east of Bourke for 180km, or the unsealed, dry weather road north of Brewarrina for 120km.The campground is 14km from the southern entrance of the parkThe small townships of Weilmoringle, on the south-west side of Culgoa, and Goodooga, on the east side of Culgoa, offer no fuel, so please ensure you have enough before departure. The larger towns of Bourke and Brewarrina are good places to stock up. Parking Parking is available at Culgoa River campground.
There’s limited water available in this area, so you’ll need to bring your own.
Check the weather before you set out as the roads are susceptible to flooding
This park is in a remote location, so please be well-prepared and tell a family member or friend about your travel plans.
It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
There is no mobile reception in this park.
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.