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Lower Glenelg National Park

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Covering some 27,300  hectares the Lower Glenelg National Park is inland from the Discovery Bay Coastal Park and runs from approximately the midpoint of the bay to Nelson and the South Australian border. It includes the Glenelg River and gorge, the Fitzroy River and the Princess Margaret Rose Caves as main features.

The park provides great opportunities to explore the river systems by boat or canoe and access is provided with several landings along the river ways as well as several camping spots. Boats can be hired at Nelson and a ferry service runs from there to the Princess Margaret Rose Caves.

Prinsessa Margaret ruusuluola by xmacex, on Flickr

The Princess Margaret Rose Cave complex.

Also close by is the McEachern’s Cave, near Nelson, where ancient animal bones from thousands of creatures were uncovered including prehistoric mammals such as the marsupial lion and the giant kangaroo and the Tasmanian Tiger and Tasmanian Devil.

Mole Creek, Glenelg River

Moleside Falls near the Moleside Landing canoeist camping ground along the Glenelg River. The Moleside Landing is one of eight specialist canoeist camping sites that one can use as you progress down the Glenelg.