Nature & wildlife
From the towering river red gum forests and winding waterways to the iconic Mungo National Park, the Murray region is an enthralling mix of pristine natural environments and abundant wildlife. Reconnect with nature and feel the spirit of the world's most ancient continent as you walk, ride, drive or paddle your way through changing landscapes.
A changing landscape
Discover the world's oldest river red gum forest, standing for over 500 years. Lose yourself amid the tranquillity and myriad bird life of Gunbower Island or head to the Lake District near Kerang, home to over 150 species of native plants. Wander the green farmland along the banks of the Murray River, venture out towards the shifting sands of Mungo National Park, or camp by the billabongs of Murray Sunset National Park. Choose a pocket of this vast region to explore or travel from one end to the other visiting national parks, reserves and gardens along the way.
Hit the local tracks and trails to see kangaroos, wombats and emus and goannas in their natural habitat. Keep an eye out for sleepy koalas going about their business and wander past goannas soaking up the desert sunshine. With wetlands, waterways and forests teeming with birdlife and deserts alive with unexpected native wildlife, the inhabitants of the Murray region are always surprising.
Head to the Murray to see kangaroos, emus and colourful bird life, including the waterbirds that inhabit the wetlands and rookeries year-round.
A mountain stream in its upper reaches, the river turns into a meandering river lined with magnificent forests of red gum and sandy beaches.
Enjoy the Mediterranean weather in the Murray region's parks and gardens. See native desert plants, traditional plantings, and historic monuments.
Escape to the Murray region's unique and diverse national parks. Explore desert landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, lake systems and red gum forests.
Get lost in the changing landscapes of The Murray, from its lakes and rivers, sand dunes and deserts to the red gum forests and magnificent sunsets.