East Coast

Murray River, Lakes & Coorong

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Murray River, Lakes & Coorong

The Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region is located to the south-west of Adelaide, and is famous for being where the Murray meets the sea.

The Coorong National Park is of Aboriginal significance, with the Ngarrindjeri people dating back over 6,000 years in the region, and is renowned for its archaeological sites. You can explore the vast wetland ecosystem, including the long narrow lagoons that run parallel with the coastal dunes for 140km, the 200km of beach from Encounter Bay to Lacepede Bay, and the mouth of the great Murray River where it opens to the sea.

For bird watchers, this region is home to more than 240 species of native birds, many of them migrate annually from Siberia, Alaska, Japan and China. For the campers and fishers, the coastline is perfect for beach fishing, canoeing and yachting. There are many camp sites and attractions, all of which are accessible by walking tracks, bush trails or 4WD marked tracks.