Murray River Visitor Guide : Murray River Visitor Guide 2016
38 themurrayriver.com.au | murray river towns 66 Randell Street, Mannum Ph: (08) 8569 1010 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.mannumclub.com.au Great food, friendly staff in a relaxed atmosphere • Open seven days • Group bookings/functions/weddings • Seniors discount • Access to riverfront • Pokies, Keno, Lotto, ATM (Gamble Responsibly 1800 858 858) MANNUM COMMUNITY CLUB Murray River TOWNS BOWHILL 127 kilometres from Adelaide map reference D4 This small riverfront settlement is only a short distance from Mannum. With boat ramp access, Bowhill is a popular location for all kinds of water sports. There is a good range of accommodation and a general store selling food, alcohol, souvenirs, and fishing and water sport supplies. Thirteen kilometres south-east of Bowhill lies Lowan Conservation Park. Made up of Mallee scrub and grey Cypress pines, this is a great place to see a range of native wildlife and do a spot of birdwatching. CALLINGTON 56 kilometres from Adelaide map reference F5 Settled in 1847 and named after a copper mining town in Cornwall, England, this small town is situated on the Bremer River and is adjacent to the South Eastern Freeway. Heritage buildings line the town’s streets, including several churches and a flour mill. The Callington Hotel holds one of the state’s oldest pub licences and was opened as the Callington Inn in 1851. While in town make sure you explore the Callington Mining Heritage Trail by car or on foot. CAMBRAI 89 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E3 Originally known as ‘Rhine Villa’, Cambrai is now a thriving farming district. The nearby Marne Weir marks the start of the Marne River Valley Scenic Tourist Drive. Visit nearby Shell Hill where the oyster shell deposits are believed to be millions of years old and a must see on your tourist drive. JERVOIS 98 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E5 A valuable dairy farming area, Jervois is located on the scenic Wellington–Murray Bridge Road. Named after South Australia’s Governor Jervois, the small town has a free 24 hour ferry crossing to Tailem Bend. Take care when driving during the early morning or mid-afternoon, as cows crossing the road for milking are a common sight. KEYNETON 91 kilometres from Adelaide map reference F3 Keyneton was founded in 1842 and was named after the English pastoralist Joseph Keynes. Home to Henschke Wines and a gateway to the Barossa, Keyneton is a beautiful township with massive gum trees and sweeping landscapes. The township is 91 kilometres from Adelaide and the community is proud of its Soldiers' Memorial Hall which commemorates local war heroes through an outstanding memorial. LANGHORNE CREEK 65 kilometres from Adelaide map reference F5 Settled in 1850 by Frank Potts on the banks of the Bremer River, Langhorne Creek was one of Australia’s first grape growing districts. With the oldest recorded Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world and families who have been making wine for five generations or more, it’s fair to say wine is in the blood in Langhorne Creek. The cooling lake and ocean breezes give the red and white wines their distinctive character and it's one of Australia's largest premium red grape growing regions. Enjoy award-winning wine or regional produce at seven cellar doors. Ancient gum trees mark the boundaries of long established vineyards and retired windmills tell of a time when the sea breezes helped pump water to the vines. Wine aside, the township of Langhorne Creek also boasts an authentic country pub and a playground worth a visit. MANNUM 89 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E4 Mannum is the birthplace of the Murray River paddle steamer. The first one ever built, the Mary Ann, was built in 1853 by Captain William Randell. At the Mannum Dock Museum visitors can learn about the history of the river. The museum is home to the PS Marion, a restored 118 year-old paddle steamer, as well as displays about the history of the river, an art exhibition and fossil collection. Mannum has a beautiful riverfront and excellent recreational facilities, including Mary Ann Reserve which contains a playground, boat ramp and picnic tables and is a popular mooring area for houseboats. Visitors can hire waterskis, canoes and kneeboarding equipment, relax on a cruise or simply cast a fishing line. Mannum’s main street has two art galleries, antique shops, craft and bric-a-brac shops, along with a good choice of cafés and hotels, including the Pretoria Hotel which offers quality riverfront dining. You can also enjoy a meal overlooking the river at Café Mannum at the Mannum Motel. The Mannum Community Club is also a great place to relax and eat. Walking guides of Mannum and bike hire are available from the Visitor Information Centre.