The Murray River is a spectacular and diverse landscape. As it winds through South Australia, it’s expanse of ancient and diverse landscapes showcase a layered tapestry of colours, textures and experiences. From the remote semi-arid landscape near Chowilla and the Border Cliffs, to the meandering backwaters of the Riverland you’ll find so much to enjoy. The Murray’s course takes you through the golden cliffs of the Murraylands to the expanse of lakes Alexandrina and Albert, where it finishes at the Coorong National Park and Murray Mouth.
The region’s lush farmlands with extensive vines, orchards and agriculture are fed by the Murray’s charming waters. When the high river and floods come, the river’s banks are broken, the floodplains and backwaters enjoy the glorious benefits of a good drink. Images high above of the floodplains under water in the Riverland look stunning, vast inland oceans where the environmental benefits are enjoyed by the birdlife, flora, fauna and the old River Red Gums and Black Box trees.
Welcome to the Murray River’s South Australia From Above. Where you will love the journey and beauty of diversity of the river’s enchanting landscape. An ancient story of red gum forests, erroded cliffs, deep orange desert landscapes and the vast Coorong sands!
The Murray River Outback and Mallee region will entice your senses.
It’s expanse of exciting and diverse landscapes is a layered tapestry of colours, textures, tastes and experiences. From the meandering rivers of the Murray Darling to the lush farmland and vines to the vast tracks of red desert cratered with shimmering salt lakes. It’s a place of diversity and difficult to believe you can have it all in one region.
The Outback and Mallee is equally renowned for its fantastic food, wine and cultural mix. Enjoy outstanding local cuisine and wine in a riverside restaurant and then sleeping beneath a carpet of stars in spectacular remote landscapes.
Visit one of the world’s oldest known living cultures of more than 40 000 years at Mungo National Park. With a handful of quality national parks linked together in spring by a carpet of wildflowers in the region will amaze you. Alternatively soak up the Mallee and Millewa’s rugged landscape of small and unique pioneering towns with quaint historical treasures to explore and discover.
Welcome to the Murray River’s Outback and Mallee region where you will love the journey of discovery!
On September 9, 2012, the PS Melbourne Centenary River Festival hosted the largest congregation of heritage paddle steamers and river boats Mildura has seen for many years. It was aimed at celebrating the centenary of the PS Melbourne and brought together paddle steamers, paddle boats and historic wooden boats from along the Murray River.
In total there were, seven heritage paddle steamers, seventeen paddle boats, two screw steam launches and seven motor cruisers along with a crowd of around 15,000 who enjoyed a great spectacle of a bygone era.
Shane spent the day from sunrise to sunset photographing every angle of the event. This book captures the essence of that special day we all enjoyed as a wonderful memory we can reflect on, and appreciate, a rare flashback to Murray River and Australian history.