Murray River Visitor Guide : Murray River Visitor Guide 2016
17 family fun | rivertime.com.au Barmera • Lake Bonney is great for swimming, sailing, fishing, waterskiing and canoeing. • Visit Rocky’s Hall of Fame Pioneer Museum and see the 35 metre long Big Guitar. • Enjoy a barbecue at Barmera’s impressive playground, Barmera Play Space. Kids will also enjoy the local skate park. Berri • Climb to the top of the Water Tower Lookout for great views of the town. • The tenpin bowling alley and swimming pool are also popular activities. • Go for a spin on an airboat ride, which takes up to seven passengers at a time. Cobdogla • At the Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum take a ride on Margaret the Steam Train, hop aboard for a tractor ride or check out the National Trust displays. Diesel train rides are also available on request. Kingston-on-Murray • Visit Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre and follow the self-guided boardwalk trail for an ecotourism adventure. Lameroo • Learn about the pioneering history of the area at the Lameroo Historical Museum. Loxton • At The Village, Loxton see a blacksmith shop, reminisce in the general store and discover the history of the Loxton district’s early days of settlement. • For hours of enjoyment, take the kids to the undercover playground at the Loxton Club or the Loxton Pioneer Playground, a specially designed community space for kids of all ages and levels of mobility. Kids will love the 15 metre climbing structure in the shape of a paddle steamer. Mannum • Mannum Minerals has one of South Australia’s largest display of gemstones, minerals, fossils and shells. • Have a picnic at the picturesque Mannum Waterfalls, just five minutes by car from the town centre. • Hire a bike from the Mannum Visitor Information Centre and explore the area at your own pace. • Become a river captain and take part in the interactive paddle steam display and learn about steam power at the Mannum Dock Museum. Meningie • Discover the Bird Man of the Coorong. • Follow the Pelican Path, an interpretive walk which highlights the European, Aboriginal and environmental history of the Meningie region. • Learn about the Ngarrindjeri traditions at Camp Coorong. Monarto • The open-range Monarto Zoo is home to lions, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, meerkats and rhinoceros. The zoo offers a wide range of activities, including guided bushwalks, birdwatching, behind the scenes animal experiences and school holiday programs. Monash • The Monash Adventure Park has a range of equipment, maze, shady trees and toilets. There is an honesty box for donations. Morgan • Gain an insight into how life used to be in this once bustling port at the historic wharf and Landseer Building. • Spend a couple of hours at the Morgan Playground, a brand new riverfront recreational area which contains a replica paddle steamer and barbecue facilities. Murray Bridge • Avoca Dell Minigolf and Bridge Bowl provides plenty of active family fun. • Drop into Cottage Box Chocolates to sample your favourites. • Let the children run around and have fun at the Sturt Reserve playground, the reserve is also home to the town’s resident Bunyip. • The Captain's Cottage Museum captures the history of Murray Bridge and the surrounding area with displays of photos, model boats, trains, cottages and toys. • Relax on a three hour lunch cruise on Captain Proud. Departs daily, book in advance. Raukkan • Visit the Point Malcolm lighthouse – Australia’s only inland lighthouse. • See the local history gallery and restored church to learn about the story of author and inventor David Unaipon. Paringa • Take in the amazing view from Headings Cliffs Lookout or check out the 1927 lifting span bridge – it rises Monday to Friday at 9:30am and 2:30pm. Pinnaroo • Learn how newspapers used to be made at the Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre. Renmark • See an interpretive model of the Murray- Darling Basin at the McCormick Centre for the Environment. • Catch a movie or show at the Chaffey Theatre. • Kids will also enjoy the Funky Monkey Indoor Playground and Café. • Collect a kid’s activity book at the Renmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre. Bike hire is available here too. Swan Reach • On a Big Bend by Night tour see native animals, such as wombats and kangaroos, come out in the evening. Tailem Bend • Old Tailem Town features more than 110 buildings from our pioneering past. • Experience the town’s rail history at the Rail Museum located in the Tailem Bend Visitor Information Outlet. • Take the kids to the Tailem Bend Playground, with three separate play areas, climbing frames, wooden bridges, monkey bars, swings and a train. Waikerie • Stock up on sweets at Havenhand Chocolates or do a spot of horse riding at nearby Benson Park, a 500-acre property offering trail rides, twilight rides, bushwalking and other fun activities. • Enjoy a picnic along the riverfront with a playground and sheltered barbecues. • Hire a bike from the Waikerie Hotel. Wellington • Relax and enjoy a meal overlooking the river and ferry at the “Welly” hotel. • Visit the Pangarinda Arboretum, home to a range of Australia’s threatened flora. Winkie • Enjoy bushwalking or canoeing at Katarapko National Park.