Murray River Visitor Guide : Murray River Visitor Guide 2016
arts and history | rivertime.com.au 19 • National Trust displays • Steam traction engines • Two foot gauge steam and diesel locomotives • Tractors and stationary engines • Souvenirs and refreshments • Group and family tours are welcome • Train rides on Sundays at 2pm Contact: Barmera Visitor Information Centre Ph: (08) 8588 2289 AH: (08) 8588 2323, (08) 8588 7186, (08) 8582 2603 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cobdoglasteammuseum.com.au COBDOGLA IRRIGATION AND STEAM MUSEUM Engines, tractors, farm and household memorabilia, unique cereal grain collection, historical letterpress printing, dioramas (from scrub to irrigation), Mallee pioneer life, tourist information. OPEN 10am–1pm Monday–Saturday or by appointment | (08) 8577 8644 or (08) 8577 8115 | www.malleebound.com.au Mallee TourisT and HeriTage CenTre Pinnaroo PS Marion a historic paddle steamer which still plies the water. • Visitors can trawl through three sheds of historic memorabilia at the Olde Days and Olde Ways Museum. Morgan • Discover Australia’s first inland port at the Morgan Historic Wharf and Landseer Building. Murray Bridge • View an extensive collection of photos, vintage machinery and model riverboats at the Captain's Cottage Museum. • Take a guided tour of The Round House which was built in 1876 and was once used as a school, post office and council chamber (open weekends and by appointment). Pinnaroo • The Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre incorporates the Letterpress Printing Museum, Heritage Museum, Mallee Women’s Exhibition, the Wurfel Grain Collection and the Gum Family Collection. Renmark • Olivewood Homestead is the original home of irrigation pioneers, the Chaffey brothers and now displays a collection of memorabilia. • Dating back over 100 years, the PS Industry is one of the few remaining operational paddle steamers on the Murray River. Sedan • The Heritage Trail is a great way to explore the once bustling railway town, settled in the 1850s by German immigrants. Swan Reach • The Swan Reach Museum is located in the old school house and features an interesting HISTORIC HOTSPOTS Barmera • During World War II, Loveday was used as an internment camp for prisoners of war. Visit the audio visual display at the Barmera Visitor Information Centre. • Head to Rocky's Hall of Fame Pioneer Museum for Australia's pioneer and country music history featuring the Big Guitar. Blanchetown • Visit the 150 year-old Blanchetown Hotel, thought to be the Riverland’s oldest. Cobdogla • The Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum is home to the world’s only operating Humphrey Pump, which distributed water to surrounding areas between the 1920s and 1965. Goolwa • Visit the Goolwa National Trust History Centre to see permanent and changing exhibitions from pre-European settlement. Karoonda • Pioneer Park has a collection of old railway, farming and pioneering memorabilia. Lameroo • Visit Dolly's Golden Rain Tree Crafts and Heritage for visitor information, museum and Devonshire tea. Loxton • The Village, Loxton featuring more than 45 historic buildings and exhibits. Discover what life was like at the turn of the 20th century. Mannum • Explore the interesting riverboat era at the Mannum Dock Museum and see the display of documents, photographs and other historical items relating to education and social history. Tailem Bend • Discover Old Tailem Town, a replica colonial village with over 110 buildings. Waikerie • Explore the town on the Waikerie Heritage Walk or the Waikerie Heritage Drive. • Browse through the National Trust's Pioneer Museum located in Doris Odgers Park. • The Waikerie RSL houses a military museum with uniforms, firearms, medals, photographs and other wartime memorabilia. Wellington • Visit The Old Courthouse and Police Station and see examples of early living, local history and artefacts.