Craggs Hut Walk – Katarapko – Murray River National Park
|Start Point||Craggs Hut Walk, Katarapko SA 5343, Australia|
|End Point||Craggs Hut Walk, Katarapko SA 5343, Australia|
|Time||40 Minutes – Walking|
40 min loop, 2km
This interpretive trail takes walkers back to the time of European settlers. See the historic remains of the homes of the Craigies and the Blands, and visit the grave of Margaret Craigie, before resting at the lookout and gazing out over the land that sustained these families.
Come and explore the three separate areas that make up the Murray River National Park: Katarapko (Berri/Glossop), Lyrup Flats (Lyrup) and Bulyong Island (Renmark), each of these sections have separate entrances so make sure you familiarise yourself with maps and where these entrances are. This park enables the conservation of more than 13,000 hectares and includes a vast network of Murray River wetlands and floodplains that provide unique natural experiences.
Katarapko features black box covered floodplains and wetlands alive with aquatic bird species. Katarapko Creek is a significant creek that flows through the park and provides great canoe adventuring and is a very important habitat for native fish. The walking trail Ngak Indau is great for viewing wetland birdlife.
Katfish Reach is a community environmental rehabilitation project that encompasses the Katarapko and Eckert Creek area. The area has been identified as a priority floodplain for environmental flows, and for broad-scale rehabilitation works for native fish.
Includes 2,000 hectares along the floodplain on the northern side of the river and ferry at Lyrup. It provides wonderful opportunities for birdwatching, fishing and camping. You can take your dog for a walk in the Lyrup Flats area of the park providing it is on a lead.
North of Renmark, this area is only accessible by boat. The Goolwa street boat ramp is the closest launch point. The island is home to a number of wildlife species, such as western grey kangaroos, emus, pelicans, kingfishers and parrots. It is a fantastic area for canoeing and exploring the extensive waterways above Renmark by small boat.
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