Nature & wildlife
Bridging New South Wales in the north and South Australia in the west, the Murray region is an enthralling mix of diverse landscapes, pristine natural environments and abundant wildlife.
Experience lush, green farmland, red gum forests, lagoons and wetlands along the banks of the Murray River, or venture out towards the arid, shifting sands of the surrounding desert. Choose a pocket of this riverine wonderland to explore or travel from one end to the other visiting national parks, reserves and gardens along the way.
In the wild
With wetlands, waterways and forests teeming with birdlife and deserts alive with unexpected native wildlife, the inhabitants of the Murray region are always surprising. See kangaroos, wombats and emus and goannas in their natural habitat, watch sleepy koalas going about their business, and wander past goannas soaking up the desert sunshine.
Explore the expansive Murray River, home to plentiful animal and bird life. Unwind on a cruise or enjoy golf or fine food with river views.
Enjoy the perfect 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.
The Murray region is home to lakes, rivers, and desert landscapes. Cruise along the river, explore national parks and discover Aboriginal history.
Head to the Murray to see kangaroos, emus and colourful bird life, including the waterbirds that inhabit the wetlands and rookeries year-round.