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Wildlife Region

Riverland, South Australia

Riverland, South Australia

Boasting one of the most picturesque sections of Australia’s longest river, the Riverland Ramsar Wetland area includes an 80 km (50 mile) section of the Murray River and more than 200 km (125 miles) of meandering creeks. 

Adjacent River Red gum forests, ephemeral lakes and stretches of pristine mallee provide opportunities to spot wild Koalas, Brush-tailed Possums, Red Kangaroos, Lace Monitors and 180 bird species; including Emus, Wedge-tailed Eagles, migratory waders such as Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, Red-necked Avocets and Pied Stilts, along with numerous parrots including the nationally threatened Regent Parrot.

Featured operator

  • Featured operator

    Murray River Safari

    Murray River Safari was founded by proud Riverland locals and passionate Murray River champions, Tony & Susie Sharley in 2020, following the launch of the award-winning Murray River Walk four years earlier and subsequent formation of the Murray River Trails group.

    The family-owned business started when the couple’s extensive background in river management, wine tourism, marketing and eco-tourism, created a determination to diversify the regional economy post the millennium drought.

    Raising the profile and advocacy for Australia’s greatest river is central to the organisation's mission...

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