As fabulous as Mr Percival is, The Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region is so much more than Storm Boy.
Boasting breathtaking views, incredible food and wine experiences, unique accommodation and plenty of wild adventures, the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong should be on your holiday hit list.
This sister-run winery in the heart of Langhorne Creek just got even more magnificent with a massive architecturally designed expansion and a new baby, Willson Gin! Bec and Lucy originally created the spirit for their dad’s 70th birthday but it proved so popular that they officially added it to their drinks menu. Pop in for a wine or gin flight or one of their tasty pizzas and platters — and bring your friends!
This hot new hotel has taken Murray Bridge to a whole new level. The 45 million dollar transformation is located in the heart of Murray Bridge right on the riverbank and features 100 hotel rooms, six bars, great restaurants, daily high tea experiences, gaming rooms and plenty of conference and event spaces. The jewel in its crown though is the California-style infinity pool overlooking The Murray. Bridgeport Hotel. Murray Princess.
The Murray is the only river in the world to have its own flag, and the Murray Princess wears it proudly. What better way to travel than on a three, four or seven-day majestic river cruise on board the southern hemisphere’s largest inland paddle-wheeler! Your unforgettable escape begins with a red carpet roll-out as you board the vessel. Not long after, sip cocktails in the Queen’s Lounge, soak up stunning Murray views and hop off to explore townships along the way.
A Langhorne Creek Wine Tour with Kelly from Juggle House Experiences is the most fun way to explore the wine region. Kelly’s all bells and whistles and picks you up in her Entertainer Limo, which is decked out with TVs, bubbles, leather seats and a karaoke machine! From there, beeline to Lake Breeze Wines for a gorgeous lunch with sensational views, followed by a wine flight and a sneaky peek of the newly renovated event space. Next stop is Vineyard Road for a choccy and wine pairing. It’s guaranteed to leave you with a full belly, happy heart and sore mouth from smiling all day.
Birdman Of The Bush
South Australia’s only claimed bushranger was transported to the Coorong from London after climbing down chimneys to steal precious jewels from the wealthy, and his getaway vehicle was an ostrich! You’ll find the statue on the Princes Highway and yes kids (and adults), you can climb on top for a photo.
Coorong Wildside Experiences takes you to places that other boats can’t — don’t expect a relaxing cruise on their Seafood and Seals Tour though! Owner Glen (aka Wild Man of the Coorong) is all about giving customers a wild time on the water… I mean, I wasn’t expecting to be driving his boat or doing donuts, but c’est la vie! The incredible experience continues with a delicious seafood feast, including Coorong Mullet Burgers and Salt and Pepper Carp.
Coorong Cabins offers two four-star beachy-vibed cabins — a studio and a family-sized retreat. With an award-winning garden, sandpit, trampoline and games room, they have everything you need for the perfect family getaway. Murray Princess. Coorong Cabins. Coorong Wildside Experiences.
Cottage Industries is designed for local creatives to share their wares, including homemade fashion, plants, arts and crafts, pottery and more.
Freshies Café Bar & Restaurant is worth the visit. With riverfront views, delicious brekky, lunch, dinner and A-grade coffee, it’s no wonder the locals are flocking to this Meningie newbie.
Right next door is the Meningie Cheese Factory Museum, which has absolutely no cheese. Instead, it holds thousands of memorabilia dating back to the 1900s. For history-loving Adeladies, you’ll get giddy at the sight of these old-time artefacts.