Natural Wonders

Is there anywhere else in Australia where you can stand on the footpath in the main street and see wild birdlife or a platypus? 

Deniliquin's unique location is on the edge of the flattest plains on earth, and also on the doorstep of National Parks and the world's largest red gum forests. These magnificent giants are a standout natural attraction. It's a kaleidoscope of natural beauty, unsurpassed by any country Australian town. 

Amazingly, you do not have to even leave town to experience a plethora of exquisite natural assets. 

On the southern side of our main shopping precinct are the picturesque Waring Gardens, wrapped around a lagoon to provide a delightful setting to picnic or simply relax. 

Deniliquin is situated on the banks of its greatest natural wonder, the Edward River which flows through the Murray Valley Regional Park where bird and native fauna and flora are abundant in a thriving ecosystem.

Visitors can experience the beauty and uniqueness of these natural assets by boat, on foot or mountain bike through a number of forest trails or by 4WD. There are numerous camping areas on the riverbank where, if you stay overnight, you will be amazed and entertained by a variety of nocturnal inhabitants.

If you don’t have time to take a boat up the river or walk the forest trails you can also encounter many species of birds and wildlife right in the centre of town at the ‘Island Sanctuary’. A natural island formed by the waters of the Edward River. Deniliquin is blessed with a number of natural lagoons running through the centre of town each with its own unique story.

Bird Watching

Deniliquin is recognised as one of Australia's best birding areas. To ensure you experience it all a local bird guide can be arranged by contacting the Visitor Information Centre

More than a third of Australia's bird species have been spotted in and around Deniliquin. The Plains Wanderer is an endangered species with habitat in and around Deniliquin. 

Other popular locations for bird watching are in the Murray Valley Regional Park (enter via Memorial Drive), Blake Botanical Reserve, or along the Edward River. Further south are the Murray Wetlands, which cover 5400 hectares. The Moira Lake wetland system is off the Cobb Highway near Mathoura. Reed Beds Bird Hide, on Picnic Point Road just out of Mathoura, is a bird watcher's paradise. You'll never tire of the variety of birds flying in and out of the wetland. 

Take your camera for a stunning photo of an eastern great egret or a musk duck thrashing in the water to attract a mate. Walking along the boardwalk, look for yellow rosellas and superb wrens or watch at the edge of the water for a purple swamphen. 

Other popular bird watching locations throughout the region are the Deniliquin North Wetlands in Victoria Street, Mcfaull Park, Tullakool evaporation ponds, Wanganella swamps, Black Swamp and Zara Sandhill. The Visitor Information Centre staff will be only too happy to provide keen bird watchers with directions.


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