Boating and canoeing
Boating enthusiasts will find much to explore in South Australia's national parks. A variety of coastal and river parks present wonderful opportunities for casting a line, cruising at your own pace or a relaxed exploration of the shoreline.
Known for its roaring Southern Ocean coastline, Coffin Bay National Park is a drawcard for small boat owners seeking to enjoy the sheltered bays, channels and inlets.
Its distinctive landscape of coastal dunes, lagoons and wetlands also makes Coorong National Park ideal for exploration by boat.
A mecca for anglers and divers, Innes National Park is not to be missed. Launch your boat and spy a pod of dolphins or migrating southern right whales.
Experience the pace of life on the river with a visit to Murray River National Park. Marvel at the steep sandstone cliffs or try your luck at fishing. For a relaxing holiday hire a houseboat and explore our most popular waterway.
Canoeing is a great way to explore the backwaters, lagoons and wetlands of the Murray River. Follow one of the established trails or take your equipment with you for a weekend of bush camping. Popular spots include Loch Luna Game Reserve, Chowilla Game Reserve and Katarapko Creek in Murray River National Park.
Wildlife enthusiasts will love the open coastal wetlands of Coorong National Park. Closer to Adelaide, at Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park [link to these pages], the river flows through a magnificent gorge with 50 metre high cliffs and large permanent rock pools on its journey to the sea.
For more information see South Australian Trails - canoeing