Murray River National Park

Partial park closure alert

Part of Murray River National Park (Katarapko section) will be closed from 10 January 2015 until 30 June 2015.
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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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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.

Park maps on your mobile

Download free maps of this park for your mobile device from Avenza PDF Maps application. Used within the app the maps allow you to calculate distances and (with sufficient signal) locate yourself within the park. The maps are also available for download below.


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

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 15 November 2014 to 15 April 2015. 

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

Find out more information about fire restrictions.


Fees apply.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8595 2111

Important information

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

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