Murray River, South Australia

Getty Images/iStockphoto

Murray River

On the lowest gradient of any Australian river, the slow-flowing Murray hooks through 650 South Australian kilometres. Tamed by weirs and locks, it irrigates the fruit trees and vines of the sandy Riverland district to the north, and winds through the dairy country of the Murraylands district to the south. Raucous flocks of white corellas and pink galahs launch from cliffs and river red gums, darting across lush vineyards and orchards.


Must-see attractions for your itinerary


Purchase our award-winning guidebooks

Get to the heart of Murray River with one of our in-depth, award-winning guidebooks, covering maps, itineraries, and expert guidance.