4 scenic River Murray walks

Want to explore the Murray with your feet firmly planted on the ground? You can, with these spectacular walks.

Cruising along the River Murray on a kayak or houseboat sounds like heaven to some people.

But others would rather admire the river and its surrounds from afar. Why not take in the scenery at your own pace with a River Murray walk?

Here’s our top tips for walks with magnificent views:

1. Ngak Indau Wetland Trail

Birdwatchers will love the Ngak Indau Wetland Trail in Murray River National Park. This easy, 2.6 kilometre trail includes a bird hide, which is a concealed shelter where you can observe the wetland bird life.

Ngak Indau Murray River
(Image courtesy of Bill Doyle)

2. Coorong walks

Coorong National Park features a number of enjoyable walks showcasing the region, along with the Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth. Check out the Lakes Nature Trail, which takes you through mallee scrub past the lakes.

Lakes Nature Trail Coorong NP

3. Banrock Station Wetland Circuit

If you’d like to try something a little longer, check out the Banrock Station Wetland Circuit. The 8km trail takes you around the internationally recognised wetland site, where you can view wildlife and learn about the role wetlands play in the River Murray system.

Banrock station

4. Murray River Walk

Looking for a full blown walking holiday? Then the Murray River Walk is for you. Four days of guided touring through red gum forests, creeks and wetlands, with three nights in houseboat accommodation.

Murray River walks
(Image courtesy of Murray River Walk website)

Do you have a favourite walking track near the river? Let us know in the comments section below.

Main image courtesy of Murray River Walk website.

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