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Sunnydale Road Swan Reach, South Australia 5354
Postal Address PO Box 61, Swan Reach SA 5354
Phone: (08) 8570 1097
Fax (08) 8570 1097
Mobile 0419 812 287
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Do you like to see Australian native animals in their natural environment? Well we have the type of tour to suit you. Enjoy the flexibility of a small group tour which can be customised to meet your needs and special requests. Every detail will be taken care of by David or Mardi, so a comfortable journey is assured.

Big Bend By Night is a nature based tourism business that operates from our family farm near Swan Reach, nestled under the stunning Big Bend cliffs on the mighty Murray River. We offer a range of tours to passengers on the cruise boats operating on the lower reaches of the River Murray, to houseboat hirers and those able to drive into the rugged Big Bend area.

Whether you are coming in by car or houseboat, contact us for the best way to find us.

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Spotlighting is a recreational activity that country people have been participating in for generations. We have taken it to the next level to enable you to enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of a strong searchlight sweeping the Australian bush searching for the reflective eyes that will give away the position of the animals feeding.

See the evasive wombat in its natural habitat along with large mobs of grey and red kangaroos as they feed on the irrigated and natural pastures on the old Sunnydale Station at Swan Reach.

These tours will give you the opportunity to view native animals in the wild as they feed at night. Our comfortable trailers behind the quad bike can go anywhere in the bush to get you up close to kangaroos, wombats, foxes, owls, and hundreds of spiders. These tours are exciting as well as informative as we identify the animals from their reflective eyes shining in our bright searchlights. No walking is involved and blankets are provided on the cold nights.

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We can provide a meal for you in a choice of three locations – all with a view of the stunning Big Bend Cliffs as they change colour at sunset. Rack of Lamb and Beer Can Chicken are our specialties!


If you are holidaying on a houseboat we can cook you a bush tucker breakfast (including your traditional breakfast foods) in a setting that you will not experience on the main river system.

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Two chauffer driven vehicles can accommodate up to 6 passengers in one and 13 passengers in the other on an informative winery tour into the nearby Barossa Valley.

Tours can be designed specifically for you, and lunch is included amongst the barrels at Chateau Tanunda or from the restaurant at Lou Miranda Family Wines.


Try something different and visit three outback/isolated pubs including lunch at one of them plus a close up look at the first weir and lock on the river system at Blanchetown.


We can recommend various accommodation venues that exist in the Murraylands, catering for an budget requirements.

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Houseboats that include a Big Bend By Night tour in their holiday are permitted to a free overnight mooring between the 229km river marker and Preiss Landing (22m downstream). This mooring site is the only one available opposite the magnificent Big Bend Cliffs.

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Big Bend By Night Eco Tours

Sunnydale Road, Swan Reach SA 5354
PO Box 61, Swan Reach SA 5354
Phone: (08) 8570 1097
Fax: (08) 8570 1097
Mobile: 0419 812 287


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