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The mighty Murray River as it is known, is the longest river in Australia, rising in the alps of the Great Dividing Range, and forming the border between Victoria and New South Wales before entering South Australia and finally emptying into the Indian or Southern Ocean. It is 1,476 miles (2,375km) long and passes through several lakes, some of them now quite salty due to drought and the intensive farming all along the river's length. It is significant within the mythologies of the Indigenous people of Australia.

Once a major route for trading, it is now a favourite place for recreational boating and fishing, but the river is in danger from salinity and drought. In recent years it has carried less than 40% of its natural flow. Near the river's mouth in South Australia is a beautiful lagoon area called The Coorong, a national park and sanctuary for birds, animals and fish. Nearby is Lake Alexandrina, a fresh water lake where Hindmarsh Island has salt water from the sea on one side and fresh from the lake on the other. 

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There are many towns and lakes to visit along the Murray River. Visiting by car or organised tour makes exploring the river easiest. Or you can navigate your way along the river by houseboat.

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Murray River Day Trip from Adelaide Including Lunch Cruise aboard the Proud Mary, Adelaide, null
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Murray River Day Trip from Adelaide Including Lunch Cruise aboard the Proud Mary

Relax while taking a lunch-time cruise along the historic Murray River. Gain an insight into this unique river system with its magnificent landscapes and ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.51
Small Group Hahndorf and River Murray Day Trip from Adelaide, Adelaide, Day Trips
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Small Group Hahndorf and River Murray Day Trip from Adelaide

Cruise along the mighty River Murray and visit historic Hahndorf. Enjoy morning tea at a German bakery in Hahndorf before boarding the Captain Proud Paddle ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $154.43
Murray River Riverboat Tour including Lunch from Adelaide, Adelaide, Day Trips
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Murray River Riverboat Tour including Lunch from Adelaide

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Trade in the hustle and bustle of Adelaide for a day in the peaceful, picturesque Murray River region with this day trip to Mannum. Take a 2-hour cruise on the ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.40
Victor Harbor with McLaren Vale Wine Region Tour from Adelaide, Adelaide, Day Cruises
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Victor Harbor with McLaren Vale Wine Region Tour from Adelaide

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Discover the beautiful scenery south of Adelaide and visit some of South Australia’s top attractions on this day trip to Victor Harbor. Travel through mountain ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.26
Melbourne Half-Day or Full-Day Private Guide Tour by 4WD Mini Bus, Melbourne, Day Trips
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Melbourne Half-Day or Full-Day Private Guide Tour by 4WD Mini Bus

Looking for a personalized half-day or full-day trip for you and up to 10-friends? Choose this private guide and mini-bus tour and create your own itinerary ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $388.00

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