Chowilla Game Reserve

Explore Chowilla Game Reserve and the great stands of the majestic river red gum and the hardy black box providing habitat for the diverse wildlife of the park. Discover the peaceful waterways of the Murray River and its anabranches by canoe while observing the array of birdlife. Due to its remote nature, Chowilla provides great opportunities for secluded bush camping and disconnecting from the world ﴾with limited phone reception﴿.

Chowilla is an important refuge for waterbird populations. It is recognised as a Riverland Wetland of International Importance declared under the Ramsar convention, and one of the six The Living Murray icon sites in the Murray-Darling Basin.

  • Border Cliffs campground

    Access via Paringa.

    Dogs are now per­mit­ted in the Bor­der Cliffs camp­ground, pro­vid­ing it is on a lead not exceed­ing three metres in length, or con­fined in a motor vehi­cle, trail­er or vessel. 

    Bor­der Cliffs Camp­ground is locat­ed 30 km north­east of Paringa, along the banks of the Riv­er Mur­ray. It’s the per­fect base for explor­ing the near­by Bor­der Cliffs Cus­tomers House Wet­land Walk­ing Trail or launch­ing a canoe or kayak. The camp­ground pro­vides areas of part shade and pro­tec­tion from wind on slight­ly slop­ing bare ground. Note, there is no phone recep­tion once down in the campground.

    Access 2WD and 4WD.
    Suit­able for tents only on the riv­er front. Car­a­vans or camper­vans may use the car park area at their camp­site but can­not access the riv­er front.
    Facil­i­ties. Long-drop toi­let, riv­er access.
    Num­ber of camp­sites. 5 allo­cat­ed campsites.
    Elec­tric­i­ty: Unpowered.
  • Chowilla Creekside campsites

    Access via Renmark

    Chow­illa flood­plain pro­vides the per­fect oppor­tu­ni­ty to camp in seclu­sion, relax and dis­con­nect from the out­side world. Try a spot of fish­ing or bring a canoe and qui­et­ly pad­dle the creeks and water­ways watch­ing nature at play. You will need to be self-suf­fi­cient (food and water) as there are no facil­i­ties in this Park. 

    Dogs ARE per­mit­ted with­in this sec­tion of the park and must be kept on a lead at all times.

    Access 4WD or 2WD access to select­ed sites, canoe/​boat.
    Suit­able for tents, car­a­vans and camper trailers
    Facil­i­ties, Water access.
    Camp­fires allowed (sea­son­al fire restric­tions apply)
    Num­ber of camp­sites – 32 camp­sites and 2 day vis­it sites.