The 450km of the nature-based recreational trail stretches along the waterways of the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region. The region is a gentle 45-minute drive from Adelaide, an spans across diverse landscapes.
Stretching from up near Swan Reach, where the river features the magnificent lurching limestone cliffs, the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region continues south, to Lake's Albert and Alexandrina, as they open up to the Coorong National Park. Whether you're visiting the region to walk or ride, the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong is a mecca for eco-tourism and recreation, so make sure you plan a few extra days to explore!
The Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region is home to a striking contrast of nature - featuring towering river red gums, lurching limestone cliffs, arid Mallee scrub, internationally accredited dark skies, and the world-famous Coorong. Its wild landscapes make us an amazing destination for a day trip from Adelaide, a weekend away, or a much longer stay to experience it all.
The wide open spaces, friendly country towns and extensive waterways is what makes the region an ideal destination to explore. Whether you want to carry on with some paddling, skiing, car racing or four-wheel-drive tracks - our region has it all. The best way to enjoy the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong is with others.
There is a range of accommodation options and experiences to add to your trip along the Murray Coorong Trail. Ranging from luxury resort stays, bunkhouse accommodation, motels & hotels, caravan parks or a more authentic river experience of staying in a river shack or on a houseboat. Accommodation options abounds throughout the region and there is something for all!
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Things to see and do
There are plenty of experiences off the trail to add to your visit in region. With an extensive road network, the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong is an ideal region for town-hopping, allow visitors to sightsee and enjoy a range of experiences.
Visitors can see the region from the water on one of the many river experiences available. If you have a car, take in the vast scenery while enjoying one of our driving itineraries like the Mighty Murray Way. The region is also home to some of Australia's significant outdoor experiences including the River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve and the Coorong National Park.
With such beautiful and varied scenery to explore, the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong offers many other opportunities to walk, hike, mountain bike, or canoe too! Be sure to check in with Visitor Information Centres in the regions major townships to find out what the most popular adventures are.
Recreational entertainment and sporting adventures are another favourite for the whole family in the region. Whether it's visiting the Monarto Safari Park, go karting at The Bend Motorsport Park or hiring a bike in Mannum. What ever your choice of adventure is, the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region has something for everyone to enjoy!
Food and Dining
There is a range of great dining possibilities available in region. Visitors can find a delicious café or bakery in most major towns. There are also a range of traditional country pubs and stylish modern cuisine if you are after a dining experience. The region offers a wide variety of options to please any type of foodie!
Wine, port and craft beer lovers will also rejoice to know there are many hidden gems within the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region. From the Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine region on the west side of the lower lakes, to the small producers sprinkled amongst the local townships - there are plenty of options to enjoy.