River Country

Mannum

Situated just 84 kilometres from Adelaide, Mannum is the birthplace of the famous Murray River paddle-steamers. This historic town retains strong links to its romantic river past.

Today, Mannum boasts a bustling main street full of antique, craft, bric-a-brac and general retail outlets. There’s also a huge range of eating options, from a scrumptious bakery, to cafes, hotels and numerous restaurants.

Murray Bridge

A thriving hub and the largest South Australian town on the Murray River, Murray Bridge is 80 kilometres east of Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. This bustling river city is less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide and is a similar distance from the Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula.

Attractions include river cruises, a wildlife park, historic buildings, adventure playground and more.

Swan Reach

Swan Reach is a great place for travellers to stop and enjoy some good old-fashioned Murraylands hospitality when driving between the Barossa and Riverland. A visit to the hotel is a must, with sweeping views of the mighty Murray River from its prominent location perched on top of golden cliffs.

Spectacular scenery can be found at Big Bend. It boasts the tallest cliffs anywhere along the entire length of the Murray River.
Tailem Bend

On the banks of the Murray River, Tailem Bend is 100 kilometres from Adelaide. The town is a major road and rail junction with three highways – the Dukes, the Princes and the Mallee – all converging east of Tailem Bend.

The nearby Coorong National Park is one of South Australia’s most spectacular. Scenic views can be enjoyed from many vantage points and a number of handy tracks allow conventional vehicles easy access to many major features on the mainland side.

Wellington

Sitting at the junction of the Murray River and Lake Alexandrina, Wellington boasts one of the oldest working hotels in South Australia.

The small town of Jervois is located on the main Wellington to Murray Bridge road and is home to a thriving dairy industry. This scenic area gives the visitor an insight into dairy farming.

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