Places & Journeys

Murray River

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The towns along Australia’s greatest waterway are rich in history and provide excellent facilities to enhance your river experience. Fantastic riverfront reserves provide the perfect spot to throw in a line or share a picnic. Shopping precincts big and small will assist with a little retail therapy and a range of accommodation options and attractions make it easy to use one of these Murray River towns as your holiday base.

Mannum is the birthplace of Australia’s first paddlesteamer

Mannum is the birthplace of Australia’s first paddlesteamer

A Ngarrindjeri Dreaming story tells how the Murray River was formed by a giant cod-fish, Ponde.

A Ngarrindjeri Dreaming story tells how the Murray River was formed by a giant cod-fish, Ponde.

Home to the famous PS Murray Princess and Proud Mary cruise vessels

Home to the famous PS Murray Princess and Proud Mary cruise vessels



Essential Experiences

Learn about the early years of River Trade at the Mannum Dock Museum of River History

Visit the Bunyip at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge and let the kids run wild in the extensive play space.

Visit the ancient limestone cliffs of Big Bend, the largest bend on the Murray River

Take a short cruise, hire a canoe or stay overnight on a houseboat to get even closer to the river.

Experience the sophisticated atmosphere of the Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery and pick up a bespoke gift.

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Stay on the Murray River

The Murray River has a wealth of accommodation options. Get out on the water with one of the many well-appointed houseboats that can cater from 2- 12 people or consider a few days aboard a large river vessel on an organised cruise. Major towns all feature quality motels and B&Bs or, if travelling with a group, consider one of the many waterfront rivershacks.

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