Murray River National Park is a treasure in a land of dry/arid interiors. Water creates a visual spectacle as it flows through the floodplains between Renmark and Loxton. There are three sections within the park. Katarapko (towns of Berri & Glossop, settlement of Winkie), Lyrup Flats (town of Lyrup) and Bulyong Island (town of Renmark). Highlights include a paddle steamboat tour, slow strolls along the riverbanks, a chance to observe the wildlife and to catch the sun setting on ochre cliffs. The scenery is quintessential Australia, sunburnt, slightly scrabbly and tinged with dark greys and blacks of past fires, lack of water and the tough environment flora and fauna survive in. The red river gums are iconic to this landscape and it is a sight now under threat of survival due to land management practices and a changing climate. The Murray River is a magical story teller, take a slow boat and listen to its rhythm.
NOTE: Each section has separate entrances and exits so check maps before your road trip. Renmark is 146km from Mildura (Victoria) on the Sturt Highway.