Ridley Conservation ParkFree
Ridley Conservation Park is located approximately 10 km from Swan Reach, with the southern edge of the park on the valley of the River Marne.
Close by you will also find the popular Big Bend on the River Murray, providing spectacular views of colourful cliffs along the River Murray, quite a popular tourist attraction for the region.
The park encompasses areas of flat limestone plains, however there is a high point located in the south area of the park known locally as Hayward’s Hill, along with an old dis-used quarry in this area.
Vegetation in the park is very representative of the region with mallee open woodland including red mallee and yorrell through to semi-arid low woodlands. Stands of murray pine are associated with shrubland of hopbush and cassias. If you are a keen bird watcher, keep an eye out for honeyeaters, mallee ringnecks, purple-crowned lorikeets and butcher birds.