The River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve is Australia's first Dark Sky Reserve and one of only 15 in the world.
Measurements have shown the sky to be exceptionally dark right across the region, with readings above 21.9 common.
At just 90 minutes from the state capital Adelaide, the area is known for its dry climate and cloudless skies.
Mid Murray Landcare SA supported by the Mid-Murray Council has worked for three and a half years to establish the River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve, which received accreditation from the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) in October 2019.
The River Murray Dark Sky Reserve is surrounded by some of Australia’s most famous wine growing regions, and visitors can step backwards in time with a paddle steamer cruise on the River Murray.