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We bet you haven’t uncovered all the gems yet!

It blows our minds that the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region is so close. Set along Australia’s longest stretch of river, it’s bursting with adventure that’s centred around river time — where time doesn’t matter at all. That spells maxo relaxo time, and we’re all about it!

Play a while

On and off the water, here’s a few things to entertain.

Four Knots Murray River Cruises – For a group of eight or an adventure for 40, this family-owned biz offers nature-based boutique cruises along the Murray, plus gin, beer and grazing tours that showcase local superstar producers.

Four Knots Murray River Cruises

Mannum – This historic town is the birthplace of the great Aussie paddle steamer and nostalgic river cruising on PW Mayflower and PS Marion. The Mannum Dock Museum steps back in time with some great facts, like the 1956flood that had people driving their boats along the main street to buy drinks being served from the pub’s balcony!

Murray Bridge Regional Gallery – You may not have guessed, but it’s one of the premier galleries in Australia, with a range of exhibitions from incredibleAboriginal, local and well-known artists.

Murray Bridge Regional Gallery

The Bend – When you feel the need for speed, head to The Bend Motorsport Park! This racing circuit will have the adrenaline pumping, with hot laps, a karting circuit, 4WD adventure park, a rally/off-road track, major spectator events and even accommodation.

Bridges Event Centre – It’s the home of horseracing all year-round, and the largest regional event centre for a cocktail party, sit down wedding, farm expos, trade shows and more, plus they hold their own events! The brand new facilities offer different rooms, packages and top service guaranteed.

Mary Ann Reserve :: Image Credit :: John Montesi

Stay a while

With so much on offer, a day trip is possible, but you’ll never regret a sleepover! Plenty of options make it easy to plan a short stay or long, leisurely holiday.

River Shack Rentals– Ochre-coloured cliffs, river red gums and open waterways lined by willow trees set the scene for accommodation options for all styles and budgets. River Shack Rentals covers them all, with over 80 properties on the books. Choose from the vintage-style river shacks right through to luxury homes sleeping up to 22 — start scrolling, then pack your bags!

River Shack Rentals :: Image Credit ::  John Montesi

Juggle House Experiences – The hostess-with-the-mostest, not only does Kelly have incredible experiences, she hooked us up with two fab places to stay— Reedy Creek Retreat (for their full story, head to page 22); and Riverview House Younghusband, which has four spacious rooms, plenty of facilities and water views on all sides.
Riverview House Younghusband
Wow Houseboats– A houseboat holiday will be a core memory, regardless of your age, and these water-bound holly-houses are phenomenal. Page 17 has the full rundown on a trip that will have you saying, “Wowsers”!
Bridgeport Hotel– Just an hour away, this award-winner is popping with delightful food and drink, accommodation, live entertainment and options for functions, conferences and weddings.It’s the ideal family-friendly spot to base yourself for exploring. And did we mention the infinity pool that overlooks the Murray River, or the rooftop bar? Grab us a cocktail and call it a day, thanks!
Bridgeport Hotel


Murray River, Lakes and Coorong :: Image Credit :: Ben Goode

Em Worthington

Em Worthington

Writer and Content Creator for Adelady, her heart starts racing at the sight of a whiteboard or mere mention of a brainstorm.

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