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As a dry state,
South Australia has no whitewater rivers, but there is
plenty of scope for canoe touring, particularly on the Murray River and
its tributaries. Chowilla and Ral Ral Creeks, which flow
into the Murray close to the border with
Victoria, are good
locations for this kind of backwater exploration. Similar but more popular is
the two-day paddle along Katarapko Greek near Loxton, which passes through dense
stands of red gums thronging with birdlife. The Glenelg River on the
South Australia -
Victoria border is another scenic waterway favoured by canoeists.
The major event on
South Australia’s canoeing calendar is the Red Cross Murray
Marathon from Yarawonga to Swan Hill, which covers a distance of 310 miles.
Lasting five days, it draws entrants form all over Australia.