Murray River Visitor Guide : Murray River Visitor Guide 2016
43 lakes and coorong towns and mallee towns | rivertime.com.au Mallee Highway, Pinnaroo Ph: (08) 8577 8618 Mob: 0430 465 304 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Conveniently located on the Mallee Highway, with both powered and unpowered sites. It’s the perfect place to pull up overnight on that long journey. You’ll find clean amenities, a laundry and camp kitchen. The park is adjacent to the community swimming pool and animal enclosure with lawn tennis courts, large playground and Lions Club barbecue close by. All that Pinnaroo has to offer is right at your fingertips, with local shops, pubs and roadhouse as well as the Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre. PINNAROO CARAVAN PARK Mallee TOWNS HALIDON AND MINDARIE 184 and 192 kilometres from Adelaide map references C4 Every September, these towns host the Mindarie-Haildon Cup attracting over 2000 racegoers with its picnic style atmosphere. KAROONDA 146 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E5 Karoonda, an Aboriginal word for 'winter camp', is an important cereal and sheep farming district. The Karoonda Farm Fair is held annually in April and includes yard dog championships, shearing demonstrations and fashion parades. The big Merino Ram sits near the railways and highlights the importance of sheep farming to the community. A stroll through the Karoonda Pioneer Park, gives an insight into Mallee life. LAMEROO 201 kilometres from Adelaide map reference B5 Lameroo is a main service centre for the surrounding farming area. Dolly’s Golden Rain Tree Crafts and Heritage provides an insight into the town’s history and sells handmade gifts and Devonshire teas. There is a lawned picnic area and playground near the main street and an 18 hole golf course that is open to the public. Also worth visiting is Ngarkat Conservation Park with 270,000 hectares of unspoiled natural habitat. PARILLA 216 kilometres from Adelaide map reference B5 Parilla is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘cold place’, but the town offers a warm welcome with a well-appointed rest area, children’s playground and a hotel. Visit the mural depicting life in the late 19th century while you are here. PEAKE 146 kilometres from Adelaide map reference D5 Named after Archibald Henry Peake, a former Premier of South Australia, this small town lies between Tailem Bend and Lameroo. Rich in history, Peake retains many of its original buildings. Pick up a copy of the walking trail map and explore the town’s architectural heritage. PINNAROO 242 kilometres from Adelaide map reference A5 This service town offers two roadhouses, a bakery, two hotels and is the gateway to the Mallee. Karte Conservation Park is nearby. Begin your visit at the Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre. TINTINARA 187 kilometres from Adelaide map reference C7 Famous for its successful grain and sheep production, the Murray Mallee also has a long and fascinating history which you can explore further by visiting one of these interesting townships. station and a group of workmen’s shacks on the foreshore. RAUKKAN 192 kilometres from Adelaide map reference F6 Situated on Ngarrindjeri lands, Raukkan lies on the banks of Lake Alexandrina near the mouth of the Murray River and Lake Albert. It is the birthplace of David Unaipon, the inventor and author whose image, along with the mission church of Raukkan, appears on the AUD$50 note. Built in 1869, the restored church is still in use today. Raukkan's residents have a great sense of community pride, evident in the local history gallery. SALT CREEK 211 kilometres from Adelaide map reference D8 Salt Creek is located on the outskirts of Coorong National Park and is the perfect departure point for several good walks and 4WD tours. Nearby landmarks include Tea Tree Crossing and 42 Mile Crossing – both popular with surf anglers and 4WD enthusiasts. You can also enjoy kayaking, birdwatching and mountain biking. Accommodation options include a camping and caravan site, holiday cabins and a bed and breakfast. For travel information, visit the Heart of the Coorong Roadhouse. GERANIUM 167 kilometres from Adelaide map reference C6 Settled in 1906, this township was named after the wild geraniums that once grew here. The general store has a range of supplies and there are several good picnic spots including the Railway Station Memorial Garden.