Getting to Nathalia Barmah and Around 

The townships of Nathalia and Barmah are located north of Melbourne in regional Victoria and forms part of the Sun Country on the Murray region.

Barmah sits on the Murray River and Nathalia hugs the banks of the Broken Creek. You can get to Nathalia and Barmah by car, by bus and train and by air. Once in Nathalia or Barmah the best way to get around is by car.

View the Nathalia Barmah Town Maps

By Car

Nathalia and Barmah are a 3 hour drive from Melbourne, following the Hume Highway and Goulburn Valley Highway (through Shepparton), or the Hume Highway and Northern Highway (through Echuca).

For maps, more information on how to get here and to plan your trip, Visit Victoria's Route Planner and Google Maps are helpful tools.

If you prefer to take your time, there is plenty to see and do along the way. There are a number of touring routes to suit every traveller.

Touring Routes

Sydney-Melbourne Touring

The Sydney-Melbourne Heritage Drive is the inland, self-drive route between Melbourne and Sydney, where Australian pioneer spirit comes to life. There are plenty of places to stop for an hour or a night and a range of different experiences, from the Goldfields, to the Murray River, to our nation's capital. Perfect for a week, or for a shorter road trip, why not do a three day loop.

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Murray River Touring

Regions along the Murray River offer an array of fantastic experiences. You'll be amazed at the variety of different experiences, and how the river changes, as it winds it's way from source to sea.

Plan your Murray River adventure

View the Murray River Touring Map

FromDistance to NathaliaTime by CarDistance to BarmahTime by Car
Melbourne232 km2 hrs 45 mins252 km3 hrs
Melbourne Airport220 km2 hrs 30 mins225 km2 hrs 50 mins
Barmah27 km25 mins--
Nathalia--27 km25 mins
Shepparton43 km45 mins63 km1 hr
Cobram Barooga54 km35 mins70 km55 mins
Yarrawonga Mulwala90 km1 hr105km1 hr 15 mins
Echuca Moama57 km40 mins31 km25 mins
Albury188 km2 hrs 15 mins204 km2 hrs 30 mins
Mildura433 km5 hrs408 km4 hrs 45 mins
Sydney734 km7 hrs 30 mins750 km7 hrs 45 mins
Adelaide736 km8 hrs 30 mins711 km8 hrs 15 mins

By Bus and Train

V/Line offers bus and train services to and from Nathalia and Barmah (via Shepparton). For detailed information and timetables visit V/Line's website or give them a call on 1800 800 007.

By Air

The Shepparton Aerodrome and Echuca Aerodrome are available for charters and small aircrafts.

Tullamarine Airport is an international airport and located just under 3 hours from Nathalia and Barmah. Hire a car or catch a V/Line bus or train from the Melbourne CBD.

Getting Around

When visiting Nathalia and Barmah, the best option for getting around is by car.

While both towns are small and easy to navigate on foot or bikes, they are 27km apart.


When exploring the Barmah National Park, while many tracks are 2wd accessible, a 4wd is recommended. Please check the conditions of the roads with Parks Victoria or the Visitor Information Centre (Nathalia) before you leave.