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The Glenelg River is a lengthy river that spans from Western Victoria through to South Australia and is a central feature of the Lower Glenelg National Park on the border of SA and Victoria.

The Glenelg River provides fantastic opportunities for fishing, canoeing and boating and the national park is perfect for walking and exploring caves.

Glenelg River, Fishing & Camping in the National Park, South Australia

The Lower Glenelg National Park has a network of walking trails and there are multiple access points, so it is possible to do more than one section of trails. Dunes, cliffs and woodlands are also spread throughout the park, but the major attraction is the Glenelg River Gorge and the limestone caves.

The Park also provides a guided tour of Princess Margaret Rose Cave. This cave is famous for its dripping stalactites and stalagmites. This is also a pleasant picnic spot. The Glenelg River estuary has numerous species of fishes and provides terrific fishing opportunities. The Park has many campsites and you can select one of many, based on your requirements.

The Lower Glenelg National Park is rich in wildlife and you will certainly see eastern grey kangaroos and red-necked wallabies grazing here. Koalas also live in this bushland and if you are lucky, you might see the elusive platypus. At night, wombats, possums and yellow-bellied gliders come out to hunt for food. The riverine environment provides an opportunity for bird watching. The Lower Glenelg National Park has about 700 native species of plants and over 50 varieties of orchids are found in the park.

The Lower Glenelg National Park is open all season, but spring and autumn is certainly the best time to visit. Visiting Lower Glenelg National Park will reward you with magnificent crystalline caves and awesome gorges. You can also find many scenic picnic spots here if you decide to visit with your family.

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