Sandy Beach Camp - Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

National Park - New South Wales

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Tucked away on the bend of a sweeping river beach, Sandy Beach campground is a popular spot for Riverina locals to fish, swim and boat on the weekend. With great facilities and easy access from Leeton and Narrandera, stay a couple of days exploring Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. There’s a boat ramp at Markeys Beach where you can launch your boat and enjoy the river from a different perspective. Look up to see koalas resting against the trunks of the majestic river red gums and spot the bright greens and yellows of the threatened superb parrot as it darts between the trees. At dusk, relax by the campfire as wallabies, kangaroos and emus come down to the river to drink. If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, go 4WDing or mountain biking along Forest Drive. This scenic 16km journey is a great way to explore the park and there are plenty of spots to fish, swim and enjoy a picnic along the way. At the end of the drive you’ll find Turkey Flat trail which is a cycling trail that loops through the habitats of native woodland and wetland birds.

Getting There and Parking

Sandy Beach Campground is in the MIA1 precinct of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park.

From Narrandera:

  • Follow Irrigation Way for 10km until you reach the brown Murrumbidgee Valley National Park sign
  • Turn left at Grahams Grave Road and continue for 1.5km
  • At the entrance to the MIA1 precinct, follow Rook Trail for 3km until you reach Sandy Beach campground.

From Griffith:

  • Follow Banna Ave/B94 for 3km
  • Continue straight on Irrigation Way for 13km
  • At the T-intersection, turn right onto Irrigation Way and continue for 38km.
  • At the traffic lights, turn right onto Canal Street and continue for 2.5km.
  • Turn right onto Back Yanco Rd and continue for 4km
  • Turn right onto Main Ave and continue along Irrigation Way for 12km
  • At the brown Murrumbidgee Valley National Park sign, turn left onto Grahams Grave Road and continue for 1.5km.
  • At the entrance to the MIA1 precinct, follow Rook Trail for 3km until you reach Sandy Beach campground.

Sandy Beach campground can be muddy after rain. Please call the Griffith office before you leave to check if the road is accessible. 4WD required in wet weather.

Camping Type

  • Tent
  • Camper trailer site
  • Camping beside vehicle

Facilities

Toilets

What to Bring

  • Drinking and cooking water
  • Insect repellent 

Bookings

Bookings are required. Book online at https://nsw.rezexpert.com/book?business_code=500656&type_id=4182&_ga=2.7025010.1553380479.1621207125-2051782135.1568159389 or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.  There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies. 

Please Note

  • Sites are unmarked and unpowered
  • This is a remote campground with limited phone reception. Please arrive well prepared.
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Booking Fee $6.00
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