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River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve

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Look up in wonder and experience the breathtaking ancient beauty of the night sky in Australia's first internationally recognised International Dark Sky Reserve.

Located just 90 minutes north east of Adelaide in SA's Murraylands region, the River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve spans over 3,200sqkm, offering spectacular viewing of Southern Australia's night sky protected from light pollution. A favourite place for astronomers and budding stargazers, as well as astrophotographers and nature lovers, the reserve is SA's premier place to experience the magic of space.

See the Milky Way in its true splendour from the dark heart of the reserve in the naturally pristine bush of the Swan Reach Conservation Park. Camp out under one of the world's best night sky views at one of our many family-friendly and RV friendly camp sites. Pack the telescope and get an uninterrupted look at the wonders of space from one of our many new viewing areas. Try your hand at astrophotography with some of the most naturally beautiful backdrops along the 80km stretch of the mighty Murray River that winds its way through the reserve.

Plan your own adventure to discover our dark skies, or get in touch with one of our incredible tourism operators for a personal tour or guided night-sky viewing experience.




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