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Go Wild

This is a destination that’s perfect for families. Kids want to do ‘stuff’ and there are plenty of options in the Murray River, Lakes & Coorong region — camping under the stars, fishing, canoeing or kayaking, catching yabbies, historic walks, bike trails, waterskiing, getting up close and personal with the wildlife, even amazing playgrounds. One thing’s for sure - the kids will sleep well.

Playgrounds & Parks

For any parent on a family trip, playgrounds are a great way to keep the kids entertained along the way. The Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region features fantastic park, reserve and playground facilities in most major towns, with a number of standout experiences to 'wear out’ the kids!

Playgrounds & Parks

Pools

On those hot Australian days - when all the kids want to do is eat ice-cream and swim in a pool, where can you go is the new burning question! The Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region has many public pools of all different depths available for that family fun day out. With canteens to serve you frozen treats and shading to keep you protected from the blinding sun, all you'll have to remember is to Slip, Slop, Slap.

Pools

Geocaching

Geocaching is a fun outdoor treasure hunting game that anyone with a GPS device or smartphone can play. It involves following clues to find hidden containers called geocaches or caches. The caches may contain all sorts of treasure and trinkets to be exchanged, clues to other caches or items that can be tracked such as Travel Bugs. Geocaching is something that you can do all over the world and it is always exciting to find a cache. Geocaching is a great way to explore the parks and places within the Murraylands area. There are loads of caches hidden all over the Murraylands, many of them designed for families to do together.

Geocaching

Cycle

The Murray River Lakes & Coorong region offers some fantastic cycling opportunities, which are a great way to experience the vast area and ever-changing landscapes. For those with their own equipment there are plenty of quiet sealed roadways to explore.

Mannum Visitor Information Centre offers a bike hire service with a bike to suit every member of the family. This is a great way to explore the township and surrounding areas whilst getting some exercise at the same time!

Similarly, you can hire bikes at Goolwa from Urban Garage, and cruise along the river's edge, either upstream along Liverpool Road, or downstream to Barrages. There are lots of great cafes on the way to refuel!

Cycle

Nature Play

Time to get out, explore and play! The Murray River, Lakes and Coorong is a great place to explore with the kids. It is full of diverse wildlife, activities and fun things to do. Best of all, many of them are free!

Remember to always travel with the fun stuff packed in the boot - bats and balls, bathers, buckets, towels, boogie boards, frisbees and snacks. The region has endless amounts of open space and water, so these items will be put to good use whilst you kick back on a picnic blanket with a cheese platter and a glass of wine or good coffee.

Don't forget a change of clothes. No matter how cold, your kids are likely to end up wet!

Discover some things you can do with your kids, while exploring our region.

Nature Play