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.

(Image courtesy of Bill Doyle)
(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.


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.


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.

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

Here at Good Living we’re pretty passionate about the River Murray and want to see it healthy for generations to come. If you agree, head over to standupforthemurray.sa.gov.au to read more and sign the pledge calling for all states to play their part in keeping the river alive.

Main image courtesy of Murray River Walk website.

This story was originally posted in January 2017.

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