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Murraylands

Follow our greatest river and discover delicious food and wine, historic townships and pristine conservation parks

Linked by a common proximity to water; whether river, lake or ocean, these diverse regions showcase some of South Australia’s iconic landscapes – stretching from Renmark, in the state’s north, to Lake Alexandrina, Lake Albert and the world-renowned Coorong National Park in the south.

Flowing 2520 kilometres from the Australian Alps to the ocean, the Murray River, Australia’s greatest waterway, has long been a favourite holiday destination for families, water sport enthusiasts and nature lovers. Renting a houseboat, available in many shapes and sizes, remains one of the signature experiences on the river.

From the Riverland, the Murray River flows gently southwest to the Lakes and Coorong, passing through some of Australia’s most productive farms, orchards and vineyards. The river is flanked by picturesque river ports, including Swan Reach, Mannum and Goolwa, and also provides access to several national parks and important Aboriginal sites.

Within easy driving of Adelaide, the Murray River makes the ideal backdrop for all kinds of adventure – from paddle steamer cruises to kayaking expeditions, hiking and cycling trips, birdwatching and, of course, fishing for the mighty Murray Callop. Thanks to an abundance of fresh produce, the Murray River and Riverland are both popular destinations for foodies – citrus and stone fruit, olives, honey, dates, almonds and yabbies are just some of the taste sensations available.

Wine tasting is another popular activity. Grape growing is a time honoured tradition in the Riverland and along the Murray River. Alongside many well-established names, such as Angove Family Winemakers, Berri Estates and Banrock Station, visitors will find several smaller, family-owned cellar doors offering tastings and vineyard lunches. Beer is also making an impact with craft brewers now operating at Murtho, Goolwa and Langhorne Creek.

History buffs will enjoy exploring historic little towns like Peake, Pinnaroo, Tungkillo, Wellington and Callington which have changed little in over a century. Old Tailem Town, Australia’s biggest pioneer village and Monarto Zoo are particular favourites with the kids.

Those who want to explore the great outdoors will find an impressive array of places to visit. Major attractions include Australia’s first Biosphere Reserve, the Morgan Conservation Park (famous for its untouched lagoons, swamps and creek systems), the ochre-coloured cliffs of Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park and the Coorong National Park, now recognised as a wetland of international significance.

From the dramatic cliffs along the Murray River to the vineyards and orchards of the Riverland and the wetlands and sand dunes of the Coorong, it’s hard to imagine anywhere as beautiful and awe-inspiring than this beautiful multifaceted corner of Australia.

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Balcanoona Creek Hike – Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park

Walking
6.0km

Balcanoona Creek Hike (2 hrs 30 mins one way, 6km) This hike meanders through the Balcanoona Range to the Weetootla Gorge and its network of hikes. The hike passes by Grindells Hut.   Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park was proclaimed in 1970. The park forms part of the traditional country of the Adnyamathanha people and is […]

Walking 2.5 Hours Intermediate

Weirs Cove Hike – Flinders Chase National Park

Walking
1.41km

Experience the park’s maritime heritage and the challenges faced to deliver supplies to this remote location. Access: this trail starts at the Cape du Couedic day visitor area, or at Weirs Cove. The park’s coastal scenery includes Admirals Arch, a beautiful natural rock arch shaped by the powerful Southern Ocean, and the sculptured granite boulders […]

Walking 21 Minutes Intermediate

The Barossa Trail – Barossa Valley

Walking  |  Cycling
40km

The Barossa Trail is a high quality sealed 40 km cycling and walking path between the Northern and Southern Barossa, linking Gawler and the Stuart O’Grady Way. The trail explores the natural beauty along the North Para River and the agricultural landscapes between the Barossa Ranges and the Adelaide Plains. Extending from Angaston to Gawler […]

Walking 2 Days Easy
Cycling 1 Day Easy

Stuart O’Grady Bikeway

Cycling
23.0km

The Stuart O’Grady Bikeway is a shared use trail that runs parallel to the Northern Expressway, officially named the Fatchen Northern Expressway. The trail is primarily focused on cycling, but is just as suited to walking. The majority of the trail is flat with a gentle climb as you head into Gawler. The path is wide […]

Cycling 3.33 Hours Very Easy

Yangie Island Hike – Coffin Bay National Park

Walking
5.0km

Via Yangie Lookout. On this trail you’ll have a close-up view of Yangie Island from the adjoining beach. The trail starts from the Yangie Bay camping area Known for its remote coastal scenery, the bays and coastline around the Coffin Bay National Park are ideal for boating, fishing, sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing. You can […]

Walking 1.45 Hours Intermediate
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