Located in the far north-west corner of the state, Lindsay Island is intersected by a number of small creeks carrying floodwaters from the Murray River
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Located in the far north-west corner of the state, Lindsay Island is intersected by a number of small creeks carrying floodwaters from the Murray River into swamps, billabongs and flood plains. The Island is home to an array of plants and animals and has a rich heritage.
The island's floodplains are a haven for wildlife. River Red Gums grow close to the Murray River and along smaller creek beds. Black Box woodlands give way to dense lignum on clay flats - a haven for robins and fairy-wrens.
Pelicans and Wedge-tailed Eagles soar overhead while Emus and Red and Western Grey Kangaroos roam the drier plains. The elusive, endangered Paucident Planigale, a small native mammal, shelters in clay fissures. Regent Parrots flash through the trees above and waterbirds wade in the creeks below.
There are no designated campgrounds, but many of the tracks lead to perfect shady sites along the creeks.
Avoid resting, picnics or camping under or close to trees. They may drop heavy branches at any time without warning. Find out more about how to avoid tree risks here.
Favoured areas are the Mullaroo Creek, Lindsay and Murray Rivers. You can fish from the water’s edge or launch a small boat Fish include Golden Perch, Murray Cod, Redfin, Yabbies and the introduced European Carp.
A Victorian recreational fishing licence is required for fishing and yabbying in the lakes and creeks of the park and a NSW licence for the Murray River.
All tracks are dry weather only. The gates onto the Island are closed during floods. Many months of dry access allow you to visit a variety of picturesque locations, including Kulkurna Cliffs and the mouth of the Mullaroo Creek.
Superb scenery rewards those who accept the challenge of negotiating fallen timber and river bends.
How to get there
Lindsay Island is about 650 km north-west of Melbourne and 300km east of Adelaide. It is reached from the south via the Sturt Highway from Mildura and South Australia.
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