Murraylands

Murraylands

Imagine just kicking back, relaxing and floating along Australia’s most famous river on your own private houseboat. Or catching a giant Murray cod. Or watching the deep red sun setting on the sandstone cliffs. These are just some of the uniquely Australian attractions on offer to visitors to the Murraylands.

Ride a Riverboat

Take a cruise and learn all about the history and geology of the Murray River from the expert guides.

Monarto Zoological Park

This wildlife park is home to cheetahs and other African wildlife. It specialises in breeding endangered species from around the world.

Old Tailem Town

Opened in 1982, this is now Australia’s largest pioneer village. There are more than 110 buildings decked out to represent Australian life for the period 1860 to 1960.

Mannum Dock Museum and Mannum Falls

Explore the interesting main street of Mannum and visit the Mannum Dock Museum. Just six kilometres from Mannum is Mannum Falls, a great place to stretch the legs on a bushwalk. Perfect for all fitness levels.

Water Sports

The Murray River is perfect for just about all water sports including water skiing, jet boating, canoeing and fishing.

Nildottie Lookout

Great views of one of the more pristine stretches of the Murray, including the famous sandstone cliffs.

Blanchetown

The start of the Murray River’s system of locks and weirs constructed in the early 20th Century to control water levels. The Water Witch, the first boat to navigate the mouth of the river, is moored near Blanchetown.

Big Bend

A towering cliff, the tallest along the Murray, believed to be up to 20 million year old. The area is rich in fossils, flora and fauna.

Murray Bridge

The biggest town in the Murraylands. The first bridge across the river was built here in 1879.

Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre

In Pinnaroo includes the Gum Family collection of restored tractors, stationary engines, farm and household memorabilia.