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In addition to the above, other towns, villages and localities in the Murray River/Murraylands include:
• Bowhill • Lake Alexandrina • Moorook • Nildottie • Paringa • Punyelroo • Walker Flat • Wongulla
Born more than a hundred million years ago, the Murray River is the 7th biggest river system on the planet and the longest river in Australia. Covering more than 1 million square km of land, the River Murray rises below Mount Kosciusko in New South Wales, and meanders it’s way across the landscape, forming part of the border between New South Wales and Victoria, as it flows northwest. It then flows south across the South Australian state border to final empty into Lake Alexandrina.

Where the 'Murray' crosses the border from Victoria, it continues west and south, flowing pass and through Border Cliffs and Renmark. It is this region from Swan Reach to Wellington, near Lake Alexandrina, that is referred to as the 'Murraylands'.

Whilst New South Wales contains the longest section of the river system, some 1,721 km, the River Murray is South Australia's longest river at 683 km.1

As the driest state, South Australia gets more than half the water it uses from the River Murray. The river flows through beautiful country areas, some parts lined by river red gums, spectacular ochre red cliffs, wetlands filled with wildlife, and endless orchards and vineyards. This region offers a range of activities from watersports, cruising, fishing, camping and many other tourist attractions. Spending time on or near the ‘Murray’ is indeed one of Australia’s iconic holiday experiences.

You can charter a houseboat and follow the river as it meanders pass steep sandstone cliffs, huge river red gums and weeping willows, spilling its banks into wide lagoons. Drop a line into the many waterways, as the Murray continues on into Lake Alexandrina, the Coorong region and into the sea. Towns on this stretch of the Murray include Swan Reach, Punyelroo, Nildottie, Wongulla, Walker Flat, Bowhill, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend and Wellington.

Check out our listed range of Murray River accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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1 Australian Government Geoscience Australia: Longest Rivers.

The lengths of the 10 longest rivers in Australia were re-calculated in September 2008 by Geoscience Australia using data from the National Topographic Database. The calculations confirmed that Australia's longest single river is the River Murray at 2375 kilometres. However, if the longest tributaries of the Darling River, the Culgoa, Balonne and Condamine, are taken into account its total length increases to 2844 kilometres, making it Australia's longest waterway.
 
 
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