The Murray River runs through the eastern side of South
Australia before trailing along the New South Wales and
Victoria border. Much of the land has been enriched by
the Murray River and has produced a good fruit and wine
growing area. The Riverland area has many small towns
that you can visit along the Murray boasting of their
wineries, art galleries, fine dining as well as a wealth
With more than 40 national parks stretching along the
Murray River you're sure to find wildlife around every
bend. Watch darters, herons and egrets feeding along the
river's muddy edges. Secluded bird hides along the
Murray River offer a rare vantage point for viewing
hundreds of birds. Native animals are also plentiful
right along the river. See short-beaked echidnas, pygmy
possums, dunnarts, kangaroos and lizards at the Ngarkat
group of conservation parks. Spot southern hairy-nosed
wombats on a Big Bend by Night eco-tour near Swan Reach.
Or watch emus and kangaroos racing through the Coorong
National Park. Eco tourism at its best.
From riverside Murray River caravan parks and basic
houseboats to luxury floating 'apartments' and the
ever-popular MV Proud Mary nature cruises, there's a
Murray River holiday to suit every taste and budget.