Sustainability

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT

We consider it a great privilege to provide a guided walking tour on the Murray River and to help you read the landscape. We have taken every environmental consideration during the design of our walking and cruising routes.

Our walking routes are all natural and no trails have been physically built. Our lodge style accommodation is on a houseboat where all waste is stored and recycled at onshore processing facilities.

Once we leave the environment, you would never know we were there.

Murray River Trails has achieved Advanced Ecotourism Certification from Ecotourism Australia which demonstrates our commitment to best practice interpretation, environmental care and minimal impact walking and cruising.

Our guests can feel confident that the experiences we provide have minimal impact on the environment and that they will learn about the river landscape in which they are exploring with their guides.

Murray River Trails supports local conservation projects at Calperum Station (Australian Landscape Trust), Murtho Forest Reserve, and the Chowilla Floodplain Icon Site. We are passionate advocates for a healthy Murray River and our aim is to help our guests become equally passionate about the river.

How Can You Help?

The Murray River Trails Foundation was established to leave a beneficial legacy.

Our Vision is for a healthy river environment in the Murray Darling Basin.

Our Mission is to enhance the landscapes enjoyed by Murray River Trails, so that the Murray River is valued as a vital part of Australia’s visitor economy.

Murray River Trails Foundation will support projects to:

  • 1 Improve the health of the river floodplain
  • 2 Improve biodiversity and the status of threatened species
  • 3 Increase understanding of healthy river ecosystems and the species they support
  • 4 Inspire people to care for the Murray Darling river system

Our Company will be a contributor to the Murray River Trails Foundation and we invite our customers and the public to help us on this mission.

The Murray River Trails Foundation is a sub-fund of Australian Communities Foundation, a public charitable foundation.

Donations to the Murray River Trails Foundation are tax deductible. To make a donation simply click here. You will be directed to fill out an online donation form and will receive a tax deductible receipt via email once the payment has been processed.

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