Murray River National Park

Partial park closure alert

Part of the Katarapko section of the park will be closed from 15 January 2014 until further notice.
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Description

Come and explore 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 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. You can take your dog for a walk in the Lyrup Flats area of the park providing it is on a lead.

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.

Location

Murray River National Park is located 180km north east of Adelaide. Access is via Sturt Highway.

Opening Hours

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 15 November 2013 to 15 April 2014. 

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.

Fees

Fees apply.

Contact Us

Phone: (+61 8) 8595 2111

Important Information

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

Further Information

Murray River National Park brochure (667kb pdf)
Parks of the Riverland (3.25mb pdf)
Parks Guide - Riverland and Murraylands (1.25mb pdf)
Camping in SA's national parks (3.8mb pdf)

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