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See and Do

There's so much to take in while you explore the trail, but if you plan to stay and explore the area little further there is lots to see and do during your visit. Listed here are things to see and do along the trail and some of the main higlights to enjoy if you plan to extend your stay. If you would like more information or keen to explore the region further visit the Tailem info Station, Railway Terrace, open 7 days.

Educational Signage

There is 5 educational signs to look out for along the trail, approximate locations are marked on the trail map. Make it your mission to locate all 5 signs, each providing you an insight into the river history and environment, featuring anything from the 1956 floods, river weirs and locks to native fish.

Your adventure is set to be informative, interactive and interesting!

Geocaching Opportunities

There are many geocaching opportunities throughout the trail and the region. New caches are currently being developed for the canoe trail and will have the exciting challenge of only being accessible via water! Will you be the FTF?

If you are new to geocaching, a “Geocaching in the Murraylands’ video will explain everything you need to know.

Bird Watching

There is an abundance of bird life along the river, particularly in the backwaters where it’s nice and sheltered. Trail routes no. 1 (Dickson Reserve to Backwaters) and no. 4 (Wellington East via Backwaters to Wellington) are both hot spots for bird watching.

You will see many different birds along the trail, download the identification sheet of easily recognised birds on the trail. Don’t forget to pack your binoculars, and if you happen to spot a bird that's not on the list - let us know!

Bird Identification Sheet, Lower Murray Canoe Trail(311 kb)

What's neaby to see and do?

Tailem Bend

  • Old ferry ruins – Dickson Reserve
  • Cosi’s Rhino – Dickson Reserve
  • Old Tailem Town
  • Tailem Info Station and Railway Museum – Railway Terrace
  • The Bend Motorsport Park
  • The Big Olive
  • Coorong Art Gallery – Tailem Bend Civic Centre
  • Free Bike Hire – Tailem Bend Community Centre – 8572 3513
  • Have a Picnic – see list of Picnic/bbq areas
  • Walking trails
    • Murray Coorong Trail
    • River Bend Heritage Trail
    • River Rail Road Trail
    • Tailem Bend Historic Rail Trail

Wellington East

  • Pangarinda Botanic Garden
  • Wellington East Cemetery
  • Mowantjie Willauwar Reserve – Dog on leash area


  • Wellington Courthouse – Wellington
  • Murray Coorong Trail

Heading out across the region?

Places to play, eat and explore -

If you are heading further afield, there’s lots of place to play, eat and explore in the Coorong. Coorong Healthy Highways (CHH) makes healthy food and places to play easy to find in the Coorong, visit the website for more details.

Hit the ‘Visit’ tab and filter the list by the ‘Active’, ‘Explore’ or 'Eat' tab for a list of places.