Great ideas for a great time
Visit the Murraylands
We have the alphabet of Family Fun from A to ZEEEEEEEEEEEEEE all wrapped up!
Just up the Freeway!
U (YOU) : Lets start with you and the people you love to be with.
BIRDS, BIRDS, BIRDS
BOATS : All shapes an sizes; power, wind and steam
Try our award winning bakeries throughout the region. Yum!
BUNYIP! Ooohh the myth of the Murray River
BREAKFASTS : afloat and on land
CAMPING : Free or on a paddle wheeler, by a marina or great luxury in our caravan parks
CANOEING : Try our Canoe Trails
CHOCOLATES : Cottage Box try a free sample and watch them make the chocolate from the viewing window. The Chilli Lips are amazing! Murray Bridge
CROCODILES : Where? Dundees
CHEETAS : Watch as they run beside and behind the Zu-loop Safari bus at Monarto
COORONG : The spiritual end of the Murray River
CRUISING : on the Murray
CYCLING : try our local Cycle It! Trails
DRAG RACING and Speedway - Auto fest
DINING OUT...Try the local flavour or Rivescape, Uccello, Table 55 (their chocolate dessert platters are wickedly decadent!)
DINING IN...Under the shade of a gum tree in your caravan park...or on the back of the houseboat!
ENTERTAINMENT : check out the country hotels for some great music nights. The Pretoria at Mannum serves up some of the best class acts in South Australia!
Regional Art Gallery and Woolshed Gallery. Experience and explore our Indigenous history and pioneering past and present. Try the Mannum Dock Museum, Old Wares; Old Ways, Mannum, Swan Reach Museum, Morgan Museum and Captains Cottage, Murray Bridge, Tailem Town, Tailem Bend, Pioneer Park Karoonda, Mallee Pioneer Museum - Pinnaroo.
EXPERIENCE & EXPLORE
EVENTS : Monarto Zoo’s musical events amongst the animals...and more! Check out the Events page
FESTIVALS : Farm Fair : Karoonda, Spud Fest : Pinnaroo, Tractor Pull : Callington
Good old fashioned country grub!
FLOATING RESTAURANTS or eat with the wildlife, Monarto, Dundees, Houseboats like Boatel, Unforgettable, Floating Gourmet - Cafe Minelo, Captain Proud....Proud Burger!
Family day out,
free things to do,
skate parks, volley ball, swimming, picnics, play grounds...and more, more, more
FUN : on and by the river
FISH 'N' CHIPS : How about a relaxing lunch on the reserve at Morgan from the Riverside Cafe
4 WHEEL DRIVING : through Mallee Tracks and National Parks
FERRIES : The uniquely free, South Australian way to cross the Murray. Try it at Wellington, Jervois, Mannum, Walker Flat, Swan Reach, Purnong and Morgan
GOLF : Around the region
GPS COORDINATES : As you 4-wheel drive through our spectacular Mallee National Parks
GIRAFFES : Walk their Walk! Meet them eye to eye at Monarto!
HERITAGE & HISTORY : Of our pioneers of both the river and the mallee.
Step back in time...Swan Reach, Karoonda, Lameroo, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend, Morgan and Cadell.
HOT AIR BALLOONING
I = IDEAS : For your next Murraylands family holiday
INDULGE! : Champagne on arrival onboard your houseboat
JET SKI : Tours and hire, and even buy!
JESTER CRUISES : A great way to see the natural beauty of the Murray from Mannum
JACUZZIES...spot the houseboats with them on the top decks! Better still experience your own houseboat...really they're Spas but we couldn't wait for S
KIDS : LOTS OF THINGS TO DO in the Murraylands and Mallee
Take a family photo in front of the Big Ram in Karoonda
Do the bush walk that starts from Pioneer Park, Karoonda
Walk the Dry Trail at Lameroo
LIONS : "Meet the Keepers” at the Monarto Zoo Lunch in and amongst the Animals
LAZING : by the peaceful waters of the Murray
MURRAY RIVER : Australia's greatest river, the best views and greatest houseboating
MONARTO ZOO : Must Do : Walk on the Wild Side, Camel Rides, Walking Trails, Mallee Trail, Childrens Interactive, Meet the Keepers, Lunch with the animals, Concerts
MERKATTS : The clowns of the animal world at Monarto Zoo
MUSIC : Live concerts and pub bands. Check out the gig guides
MALLEE PARK : 4WD quad adventures
NATIVE AUSSIES ANIMALS : Nature based tours at Big Bend
NILDOTTIE CLIFFS : Stand on the top for a birds eye view of golden sunsets
OHHHH : As you enjoy your first tube ride behind a skiboat. A great Aussie tradition
PLANES : Learn to fly at the Murray Bridge Airport (Pallamana).
Take Dad on a joy ride for Fathers Day, or even Mum!
Model aircraft Days at Monarto
Facial and manicures for mum and daughter
PIONEER PARK : Mallee in Karoonda
PAINTBALL : Skirmish
PADDLE BOATS : Murray Princess and Captain Proud
PADDLE STEAMERS :
PS Marion, the old lady of the River at Mannum built in 1897
QUIET : Mum and Dad's asleep!. No wonder! After a day out in the Murraylands
RETREATS / RELAXATION
RIVER FOG : Mysterious, peaceful and a moment in time to remember. Only if you want to get up early and experience the stillness
RACE MEETINGS : Enjoy a day out at the Murray Bridge Racing Club
STORY TIME : Black Duck Dreaming - boardwalk at Ngart Ngart
SPIDERS EYES : Big Bend night tours
SHELL HILL : Seen to be believed. Murraylands inland sea
SCULPTURE PARK : Palmer, spot the mural at the back of the Palmer Pub
STAY : and have some great country grub
SHOWS: Taste the Countryside, Mannum Show, Murray Bridge, Callington, Karoonda and more.......
TRAINS, TRAIN AND MORE TRAINS : Railways, working and museums (Tailem Bend) walking amongst it on Sturt Reserve Wharf, Murray Bridge
TOURS : Getaways, You to Can Tour
TEN PIN BOWLING
TOWNS : Full of character and history
U (again): You can be as active or as relaxed as you want to be in the Murraylands. Let the magic of our backyard rest and relax you!
VERY, VERY brave or very, very adventurous as you do your first tandem Skydive with SA Skydiving!
WALKING : Walk the Federation Trail
WINERIES : Willow Point Winery (Murray Bridge), Heward Estate - Beachy's Pub, Mannum, Burke Salter (Blanchetown), Spook Hill (Cadell)
WILD LIFE : Experience Monarto, Big Bend, Dundees, Kangaroos, Kookaburras
WATCH : The river slide past
X : Marks the spot where the tent is pitched
YOU : Should be here! Its about time to relax and get away with life
ZEBRAS : On safari in Monarto
ZZZZZZZ : Sound of silence from a contentend family sleeping in your tent, cabin or accommodation from your great Murraylands adventure!