Murray Lagoon – Walks, Scenery, Camping, toilets & shelter shed

murray lagoon

Another attraction that is close to Emu Ridge is Murray Lagoon. Find a fantastic camping area, beautiful walks, a self-guided drive, and plenty of wildlife at Murray Lagoon. The island’s largest lagoon and coastal scenery provides a spectacular backdrop to Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park and adjoining Wilderness Protection Area on the south coast of Kangaroo Island.

Murray Lagoon supports wetland habitat for abundant birdlife, while D’Estrees Bay has beautiful beaches for recreation. This bay is a historic site connected to the island’s early whaling industry.

The self-guided drive along D’Estrees Bay Road allows the visitor to discover the natural and cultural significance of the area. Designated points of interest along the 8km drive are marked with a silhouette of an osprey bird.

The recently updated campsite offers a camp shelter with a gas barbecue, picnic tables, 4 communal fire pits, and long-drop toilets.


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Choose from a variety of walks, that range from leisurely strolls to day-long hikes, to see breathtaking views and observe the local flora and fauna.


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