Barmah National Park, Barmah

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Must see · National Park · Wildlife Area
The Barmah National Park is a national park located in the Hume region of the Australian state of Victoria. The 28500ha park is located adjacent to the Murray River near the town of Barmah, approximately north of Melbourne. The park consists of River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) forest and wetlands. The area is subject to sporadic flooding from natural and irrigation water flows.HistoryBarmah National Park was originally utilised by Indigenous Australians to find food, shelter and materials. Following the settlement of Europeans into the area, the Barmah National Park became an important fishing and logging area, with surrounding land cleared for agriculture and grazing. Rabbits, foxes, sheep, cattle and horses were introduced into the area. To this day, the Barmah National Park is home to small herds of horses, known as Barmah horses, a type of brumby. However plans exist to remove the horses from the park. Hardwood timber was harvested from the Barmah region from around 1870 and logging was an important industry in the region.The park was one of four established by the Victorian Government in 2010 to protect remnant River Red Gum forest. The other parks created were the Gunbower National Park, Lower Goulburn National Park and the Warby-Ovens National Park.
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  • Some of the biggest gum trees I have ever seen- wow. Had the place pretty much to ourselves and it was the best spot on our camping trip there was absolutely no traffic noise just the sound of the...  more »
  • The Barmah National Park is an unspoilt part of the Murray. Beautiful old trees, wonderful bird and animal life. There is so much to do as well be walking, boating or just relaxing.  more »
  • Very disappointed. Terribly managed. Most tracks closed. Water everywhere. Couldn’t camp or do anything for the mosquitoes. No grass anywhere we saw some very poor looking kangaroos. Why would you flood a park a week before Christmas
  • Was peaceful untill the shooting started across the river

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