Sanders Loop, Rocky Gully Wetlands, Murray Bridge

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
1.8 km return
Duration
30 mins
Suitable for
Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Pram Friendly, Dog Walking, Get to by public transport, Cycling
Difficulty
Easy
Terrain
Flat
Part of a longer trail
Lavender Federation Trail
Region
Murray River, Lakes & Coorong
Trail manager
National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 1 map PDF
  2. 2 GPS files
  3. 1 website link
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Photos
5 photos
Travel options
  1. Bus
  2. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1-2 hours
Sanders Loop, Rocky Gully Wetlands, Murray Bridge

About the Walking Trail

The Sanders Loop Trail is a shared-use trail loop around the Rocky Gully Wetlands, and following waterways to Hume Reserve on the Murray River. It follows a short 3.5km section of the 325km Lavender Federation Trail.

The Rocky Gully Wetlands is located off Mannum Road just outside the Murray Bridge CBD and is part of The Lavender Federation Trail. The wetlands are home to many native bird species and are designed so that visitors can walk in a loop and capture all the wetland has to offer.

The trail was re-named the Sanders Walk in 2014 to honour the man behind glorifying the area, the late Fred Sanders. Fred Sanders led a group of volunteers to develop the Rocky Gully Wetland from what was a salt crusted mud flat back in 1997 to the current wetlands.

Walk Options

  • Start from the main trailhead on Mannum Road and walk the trail as marked (3.5km loop)
  • Start from the main trailhead on Mannum Road and extend the walk by walking along the Lavender Federation Trail to Hume Reserve on the banks of the Murray River (3.5km loop + 1.3km return = 4.8km)
  • Start from the Lavender Federation Trail trailhead in Sturt Reserve in Murray Bridge, and follow the Lavender Federation Trail to Hume Reserve and on to the Sanders Loop Trail (3.5km loop + 1.75km each way = 7km return). This way includes walking under the 1924 constructed rail bridge followed by the 1879 road bridge, and passing the historic “Murray River Steamship Company” building & paddle boats which are under restoration.

Although this walk is marked as being Wheelchair Accessible, some people may require assistance.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service SA Accessibility webpage has useful information about accessibility within national parks, including specific details about accessible parks, trails, picnic grounds, carparking and toilets.

Downloads

Download KML/KMZ file
Download GPX file

Photos