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Driving the Lower Murray River
The Lower Murray River RunTM:
Lower Darling River Tour - There are ways to drive from Wentworth to Adelaide, or vice versa, but a trip along the lower Murray River would have the most beautiful ways to go. Add to that, adding something special like the 'road less travelled', makes it an even more exquisite experience.
The upstream point of this adventure is Wentworth at the Murray-Darling confluence and a town described Charles Sturt as "Magnificent trees droop like willows to the water's edge with evening's mildest radiance in their foliage, throwing a soft haze over the distance..."
The downstream point of this touring route is Lake Alexandrina, a huge body of fresh water at 37 km long and 21 km wide, and in the Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime, the lake was inhabited by a monster known as the Muldjewangk.
Wentworth to Lake Alexandrina
Distance: 548 km
This 'road less travelled' route is suitable for all types of vehicles and perfect for caravans and RVs.
For those that in a hurry, the direct route between Wentworth and Wellington East near the mouth of the Murray as it enters Lake Alexandrina is 341 km, but where is the fun in that?
The adventure route is 200 km further, but the extra distance enables a greater experience of the towns and landscapes of the lower Murray River which includes the more majestic vistas synonymous with the long wide reaches of the Murray River and the sandstone cliffs that have been worked by the river over eons.
*** Safe Outback Travel ***
Before heading out to the outback, for the safety of you and fellow travellers (and as a courtesy to those living in the outback), please to the Safe Outback Travel for tips and hints to get the most out of your next adventure.