Border Cliffs Customs House Walking Trail

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
4.1 km circuit
Duration
1.5 hours
Suitable for
Walking
Difficulty
Easy
Terrain
Flat
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Chowilla Game Reserve and Regional Reserve
Region
Riverland
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 1 map PDF
  2. 2 GPS files
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Photos
10 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Border Cliffs Customs House Walking Trail

About the Walking Trail

Meander through the wetlands and creeks beside the Murray River. The wetland flora and fauna are highlights of this trail, especially the majestic River Red Gums and abundant birdlife.

Start the hike from either:

A section of the trail is out-and-back. The end of this trail is indistinct, but it is actually a peninsula into the wetlands, when the trail and land becomes unclear, turn around. This section is well worth venturing out onto, as you can often see pelicans and other birdlife on the water.

The old Customs House is very close to the South Australian/Victorian border. It operated from 1884 until 1904 – during this time, prior to Australia’s federation, river boats had to pay taxes at the borders of the three colonies.

The old Customs House is open for refreshments and has some on-site camping. There are also camping areas closer to the carpark inside Chowilla Game Reserve.

Downloads

Download KML/KMZ file
Download GPX file

Photos