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Turkey Flat trail is a 3.2km, grade 4 One Way hike located in the Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
Turkey Flat trail is the ultimate twitchers’ trail, taking you through the habitats of countless woodland and wetland birds.
The trail begins at Turkey Flat wetlands, close to Leeton. Start with a little birdwatching at the bird hide and then, when you’re ready to get going, take the flat track over the floodwater regulator, which offers a great vantage point for seeing ducks flying overhead.
Keep your eyes peeled as you’re hiking or mountain biking. You might glimpse threatened superb parrots, white-bellied sea eagles and sacred kingfishers, as well as other varieties too numerous to name. You’ll probably spot the odd kangaroo, too, and be serenaded by frogs, particularly after rain.
When you reach the junction, turn left or right – your choice – and follow the track as it meanders through part of the world’s largest protected area of river red gum forest.
You’ll end up at Middle Beach, which is a great spot to cool off with a swim or picnic. Alternatively, continue the birdwatching theme and watch pelicans skidding in to land on the water.
About the Region
Murrumbidgee Valley National Park in the Murray-Riverina region
Murrumbidgee Valley National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Turkey Flat trail is in the MIA II precinct of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, and begins at Turkey Flat Wetlands.To get there from Leeton:Drive east towards Narrandera on Irrigation WayHead through the township of Yanco and, just after crossing the train line, turn right onto Euroley Road.Continue down Euroley Road for 400m and turn right onto River RoadFollow River Road for 2.5km – the entrance to Turkey Flat Wetland and the picnic area is on the left. Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Turkey Flat trail can become boggy when it rains. Parking Car and bus parking is available at Turkey Flat Wetlands carpark, a short walk from the trailhead.
This trail can also be completed in the opposite direction by starting at Middle Beach and heading up to Turkey Flat Wetland
There is limited mobile reception in this park
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
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.