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Kingston-On-Murray - Cities, Towns and Localities

Located in the heart of the Riverland region, Kingston-On-Murray is situated on the south bank of the Murray River, just northwest of Loxton and east of Waikerie.

Named after Charles Kingston, who was Premier of South Australia from 1893-1899, the town offers shady riverbank areas for picnics and BBQs.

As part of the premium fruit growing region of Riverland, the town makes a great place to base yourself from which to enjoy the natural surroundings and cruises along the river. It is also home of the impressive restoration of bushland and wetland project by the Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centres.

Check out our listing of Kingston-On-Murray accommodation, Big River Country accommodation and Riverland accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Kingston-On-Murray Attractions

Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre • Banrock Station
• Holmes Rd, KINGSTON-ON-MURRAY SA 5331 • Ph: +61 8 8583 0299 • Fax: +61 8 8583 0288 • Email
• Open 10 am-5 pm (closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
• Experience the self guided walking trails featuring a series of Story Centres, Information Huts and Bird hides where you can get up close to spectacular restored wetlands, mallee and wildlife. 2.5 km and 8 km trails available. Sit back and relax on the spacious deck and enjoy Australian cuisine and Banrock Station wine while overlooking the magnificent panoramic views.

The picturesque Banrock Station property includes 3,400 acres of bushland and extensive wetlands that are being carefully restored to their natural state.

When the property was first purchased, over a century of rabbit and stock grazing, and timber felling had degraded native vegetation, wildlife habitats and floodplains. Lock’s controlling the ebb and flow of the river had interrupted the natural wetting and drying cycles, favouring feral European Carp and upsetting the local habitats.

Now, following passionate conservation work by Banrock Station and dedicated conservation groups like Wetland Care Australia, the wetlands and woodlands are carefully being rejuvenated. The re-introduction of natural wetting and drying cycles has spurred life. The replanting of native vegetation has reduced soil erosion, and provided homes for animals to nest. Fish barriers and drying cycles have significantly reduced the number of damaging European Carp. Importantly, native water birds are returning to nest at Banrock Station. Native fish, water plants, frogs, insects, birds and reptiles are once again contributing to the diversity of the River Murray.

Banrock Station prides itself in the tireless work done to rejuvenate the nature reserves on the property, and in the partnerships it has formed throughout Australia and 9 other countries around the world to improve wetland habitats for future generations.

By reading, using and discussing what we do, you are helping us to help others, because the more we grow, the more we can assist nature reserves around the globe.
Birds Australia Gluepot Reserve
• Ph: 08 8892 8600 • Fax: 08 8892 8612
• Gluepot Reserve is Birds Australia's first publicly funded Reserve. Located in the semi-arid South Australian mallee it is considered by many to be one of the crown jewels in the nation's reserve system. With over 50,000 ha this large area of virgin mallee scrub contains no less than 6 nationally endangered bird species and a unique flora and fauna adapted to the harsh conditions.

Located just 1.5 hrs drive on well-maintained dirt roads north of Waikerie, the Reserve is open to visitors year-round. Entry fees are payable upon arrival. Facilities include a visitor information centre, campgrounds, bird hides, driving and walking tracks, and brochures.
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Kingston-On-Murray Distance

Distance to Kingston-On-Murray
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Kingston-On-Murray:
• Adelaide 207.7
• Barmera 13.1
• Berri 26.8
• Blanchetown 76.9
• Burra 165.5
• Chowilla Game Reserve 75.5
• Loxton 39.4
• Meningie 242.9
• Morgan 80.5
• Murray Bridge 200.9
• Renmark 46.0
• Waikerie 36.6
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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