Arts & Heritage

The Barmah National Park has a fascinating history that can be explored at the Barmah Forest Heritage & Education Centre in Nathalia.

Take the self-drive tour to sites of historical interest in the Barmah Forest, including the Muster Yards, Punt Paddock Lagoon, Cornalla Landing, Green Enging, the Gulf and Tongalong.

The Barmah National Park is heritage listed and home to the largest stand of River Red Gums in the world. The oldest River Red Gums are over 500 years old and often grow to thirty metres in height. The narrowest section or “choke” of the Murray River is upstream of Barmah, bounded on either side by the Moira and Barmah lakes.

Did you know, the region has a fantastic art culture which is constantly developing and growing. The Growing Rural Art in Nathalia (G.R.A.I.N.) Store houses artworks and exhibitions from some 70 local artists in Nathalia and surrounds. Why not visit one of the local exhibitions, join an art class or set up your easel and brushes in the great outdoors – the region provides an abundance of striking landscapes, flaming sunsets and iconic characters to capture. Explore and see what our local artists have been creating – you might find just the piece you’ve been looking for!

Head south of Yarrawonga to explore the weldocumented history and architecture of Tungamah. The Tungamah Heritage Walk will give you a snapshot of the stories from the late 1800's. You'll find out about the history of the hotel, stores, post office, court house and for something more recent, the sillo art.