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Narooma Wetlands

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Published July 30th 2022
A hidden gem
narooma wetlands
Narooma Wetlands


Narooma Wetlands is a hidden gem within the township of Murray Bridge. I didn't know it existed until recently. Stormwater collected from around town is treated in the wetlands for use at a nearby reserve.

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Jaensch Road signpost


After parking our car along Murray Cods Drive, we crossed Jaensch Road and joined the walking track behind a row of houses. This track runs through the wetlands and forms part of the ever-evolving Murray Coorong Trail which will traverse 450 kilometres from Cadell to Salt Creek once it's fully developed. The Murray Bridge section of the trail is complete and open to the public.

murray coorong trail
Murray Coorong Trail


The wetlands is home to an abundance of bird life. We spent quite a while watching our feathered friends go about their business. Further along, you'll see an old pump sump that was used during the days of market gardens. On the river side of the wetlands are a few shacks that still remain having not been subjected to demolition.

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Bird life


The track continues across Long Island Road to a reserve with toilets, shelters, bbq and a playground. This serves as a great spot for morning tea and a short break. We made our way back to the car by retracing our steps, however, you could loop around using the trail just next to the river.

narooma wetlands
Bird life


Murray Bridge is approximately 80 kilometres southeast of Adelaide and Narooma Wetlands can easily be reached via either Jaensch Road or Long Island Road once you're in town. For those who are interested, the township also boasts other wetlands including Rocky Gully Wetland and Swanport Wetland. I reckon they're all worth a visit if you have the chance to do so.

Murray Coorong Trail
Retracing our steps

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Where: Jaensch Road & Long Island Road, Murray Bridge
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Wetlands and boardwalks are my two favourite places to see, walk and photograph.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|4270) 15 days ago
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