Enjoy a boardwalk and wetlands experience in the heart of the Riverland.
For those keen to get out and stretch their legs, breathe in the fresh Riverland air and take in the wide expanse and variety that our native bushland has to offer, then look no further than the Banrock Station Wetlands Bushwalk experience.
Set amongst the vineyards of Banrock Station wines, their wetlands and boardwalk experience starts and ends at the Wine and Wetlands Centre, which features sweeping panoramic views of the wetlands and vineyards.
The starting point for a variety of length walking trails, entry is by donation and you will need to register to ensure that the staff know who is on track at all times.
Once checked in and kitted out with binoculars and water, you are on your way and can head off via the dirt track that winds its way through creek beds, Mallee scrub and Black box gums to the water’s edge. On your way you may be lucky enough to see the resident kangaroos, emus, lizards and a range of bird life that includes native swans, ducks, spoonbills, whistling kites, the rare Regent Parrot and more. Once on the boardwalk you are enveloped by bulrush reeds, gums and native fauna and it is easy to feel like you are in your own native paradise.
Be sure to spend some time in the bird hides as you make your way around the 4km or 8km track, using the time to have a picnic or just to sit and watch nature unfold around you.
On your return visitors can enjoy a satisfying meal at the Wine and Wetlands Centre, with dishes made from local and native ingredients, such as their wattle seed scones with quandong jam and cream.