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Overview

Take a drive along the Murray River shores to learn about the history of the river. See the majestic cliffs and follow the trail of signs. Pelicans, swans and other birds are common.

Stop for a meal, a coffee or a picnic at scenic spots along the way.

About 100 years ago the River Murray was a major inland highway for farmers and travelers. Roads were poor so paddle steamers and barges carried farm produce down the river.

Floating shops sold goods to the farmers, delivered the mail and carried passengers. There were also mission boats, small fishing boats, ferries, and powerful milk launches. Working boats helped to build the weirs and dredges kept the river channels clear.

Many of the towns along the river grew up around ports. Trading and shipbuilding companies were set up.

The River Boat Trail includes 18 interpretive signs along the South Australian section of the River Murray from Border Cliffs to Goolwa and across Lakes Alexandrina and Albert. Each panel includes a map and the story of the area and its people.

Price

Free

Features

  • Entity Facility

    Barbeque
    Cafe
    Carpark
    Family Friendly
    Kiosk
    Restaurant

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled

    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

  • Activities

    Birdwatching
    Boating
    Camping
    Canoeing/Kayaking
    Cycling
    Fishing
    Hiking
    Sailing
    Scenic Drives
    Walk