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 is under development after our first 4 years of operation as Murray River Walk, so that we leave a beneficial legacy to the Murray River.

Our Vision is for the Murray River to be a model of ecologically sustainable development.

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

Murray River Trails Foundation will support projects on the Murray River floodplain and surrounding landscapes through collaboration with landowners to:

  • 1 Increase the understanding of river ecosystems and the species they support;
  • 2 Enhance the benefits of environmental watering in our community;
  • 3 Increase biodiversity and improve the conservation status of threatened species;
  • 4 Share local stories about the results of environmental watering;
  • 5 Help to secure water to sustain and enhance environmental flows into our region;

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. [FOUNDATION UNDER DEVELOPMENT]

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