South Australia catches the Murray River at its end, carrying the state’s precious water supply. Host to many relaxing holidaymakers, this river is home to many houseboats, as well as boats that pull along water skiers and wakeboarders. 

From where to stay to what to do, we’ve collected everything that we love from the region to make planning your trip a breeze. 

Big 4 Breeze Holiday Parks Mannum

Located on the banks of the serene Murray, BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks – Mannum is the ideal location for your next river break. Hire a kayak and paddle down the river or if you prefer dry land consider hiring a pedal kart – the range of activities are endless.

Purnong Road, Mannum 

08 8569 1402

Bridgeport Hotel 

No trip to the Murraylands region is complete without a visit to the Bridgeport Hotel. Proudly overlooking the famous Murray River, this newly re-developed hotel offers a wide range of high-quality accommodation, outstanding South Australian food, drink and entertainment plus spaces for functions and weddings. 

2 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge

08 8532 2002

Murray Bridge Regional Gallery

This gallery is filled with amazing contemporary art from local and national artists, and offers hands-on workshops for those wanting to learn more. After your visit find something to remember the day at the gift shop, where you’ll find quality gifts made by leading Australian artists. 

27 Sixth Street, Murray Bridge

08 8539 1420

Murray Princess

Take a cruise on the elegant Murray Princess paddle-wheeler for three, four or seven nights. Admire the stunning views of the Murray River while relaxing on the sun deck or in the Paddlewheel Lounge. Enjoy exciting shore excursions, delicious meals and live entertainment each evening. 

1300 729 938

International Dark Sky Reserve 

Experience the International Dark Sky Reserve from the comfort of your own campsite. Meldanda is a conservation and education centre with the perfect facilities for families and groups. Marvel at the night sky before relaxing around the fire pit venturing out to spot wombats  on one of the walking trails or exploring the Marne River.

106 Bundilla Road, Cambrai

08 8564 6044

Lions 360

Come face to face with Africa’s most dangerous predator – if you dare. In Australia’s only 360-degree encounter, get up close and personal with Monarto Safari Park’s’ large lion pride. Book an exclusive opportunity to hand feed the lions which gets you even closer to these remarkable animals. 

Old Princes Highway, Monarto South 

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