The three separate areas that make up Murray River National Park - Katarapko, Lyrup Flats and Bulyong Island cover more than 13,000 hectares and conserve the verdant Murray wetlands that flow through the park.
The overall area is home to 53 species of native frogs such as southern bell frog, 40 species of native fish including yabbies, murray cod, purple spotted gudgeon, 12 species of snakes including the western brown snake, and murray hardy head, many species of birds, mammals and reptiles - mallee fowl, regent parrots, emus, koalas, kangaroos, bearded dragon lizards, black swans, ducks, pelicans and striated grass wren just to name a few!
The Katarapko area features floodplains and several wetlands. The area is an important breeding area for native wildlife, including waterbirds, and is an ideal place for birdwatching.
Lyrup Flats encompasses 2,000 hectares along the floodplain on the northern side of the river and provides wonderful opportunities for birdwatching and fishing.
Bulyong Island is only accessible by boat. The island is home to a number of wildlife species, such as the western grey kangaroos, emus, pelicans, kingfishers and parrots.