Parks Victoria and Murray Regional Tourism are urging all visitors to remain safe this Cup Day weekend when travelling to the Murray River region.
Several park areas and campgrounds have been impacted by high water levels and are temporarily closed.
“Although many parks areas are currently inaccessible, there are plenty of other accommodation and camping options in the region,” Mr Francis said.“In addition to our beautiful natural attractions, there is much to enjoy in the region including great food and wine, golfing, history and heritage, and fun for all the family."
Twelve parks along the Murray and Goulburn Rivers in northern Victoria are either closed or have restricted public access.
Parks Victoria’s regional director for northern Victoria Craig Stubbings said areas affected include:
· Barmah National Park
· Murray Sunset National Park
· Cobram Regional Park
· Nyah-Vinifera Park
· Gunbower National Park
· Shepparton Regional Park
· Hattah - Kulkyne National Park
· Tocumwal Regional Park
· Lower Ovens Wildlife Reserve
· Warby-Ovens National Park
· Murray River Reserve
· Yarrawonga Regional Park
“This is a great time to see the River Red Gum environment thriving with the extra water."
"As long as visitors follow all road signs and closures they can safely enjoy seeing the area flourishing,” he said.
Mr Stubbings also encouraged motorists to take car on the roads with animals taking to higher ground to escape rising water levels.
Visitors to the area are being urged to check www.parks.vic.gov.au before their visit to find out which areas are closed. You can search by individual park name or click on the ‘Parks affected by floods’ link on the home page.
For the latest information about road closures in northern Victoria, check traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au.
For more information on visiting the region, go to www.visitthemurray.com.au.