South Australian Tourism Commission

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Murray River, Lakes and Coorong

Immerse yourself in the culture, scenery, activities and flavours of South Australia’s aquatic playground: the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong. Relax on a houseboat holiday, splash out on the river, experience Indigenous culture and history and see wildlife up close. There are countless ways to pause or play in the Murray, Lakes and Coorong. The Murray River is the third longest navigable river in the world after the Amazon and Nile, flowing for 2,520 kilometres and is approximately 130-million years old. For thousands of years, the Ngarrindjeri and Nganguraku people have called the river system home. Named from the Aboriginal word ‘karangk’, meaning ‘narrow neck’, the Coorong stretches 130km along South Australia’s south-east coast from Kingston South East to the Murray Mouth. The region is famous for Coorong mullet and Angus beef, but dairy, olives and seasonal fruit and vegetables are also produced and grown. Walk the River Bend Heritage Trail between Tailem Bend and Wellington along the Murray River to see historic sites, beautiful scenery and wildlife.

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Accommodation

Corporate Enterprises

Eat & Drink

BOOK ACCOMMODATION ALONG THE MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG

Leisurely cruise down the majestic river in a houseboat. Choose from an array of traditional motels, luxury hotels, cottages and charming bed and breakfasts. With so much open space, camping and caravanning are very popular.

Contact to list in the South Australia App and website

MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
Airports in South Australia

Link will take you to information about airports in South Australia. Use their links for basic information about airports in South Australia: Flights and Weather

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
SA Government – Departments and agencies

As of July 2016 there were twenty one (21) lead agencies This link connects to those relevant Department or Agencies. The Government of South Australia, is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Formed in 1856 as prescribed in its Constitution.

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CBD

ADELAIDE

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
Mannum Riverside Markets

The market has an eclectic mix of over 30 stallholders, showcasing the best that our region has to offer. You will find delicious food, artisan jewellery, fine local handcrafted items, plants, candles, fresh produce and much more.

Website

6 Randell Street

MANNUM

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
SINK YOUR TEETH INTO MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG FOOD AND DRINK

Taste famous Coorong Mullet at local pubs and restaurants or try reeling some in for yourself. In quaint towns bordering the Murray, you'll find gourmet cheeses, cured meats, fresh fruit, vegetables and a range of mouthwatering smallgoods.

Contact to list in the South Australia App and website

MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG

 
WOMADelaide

WOMADelaide iconic open-air festival 6 Mar-9 Mar 2020 set in Adelaide’s Botanic Park. The explosive blend of performances and workshops from over 500 musicians, dancers and DJs from 30 plus countries only skims the surface of the 4-day festival

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Botanic Park

ADELAIDE

 

Events

Gov. agencies and departments

See & Do

South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival

Every August the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is celebrated. A statewide festival of Visual Art. The SALA Festival was established in 1998 to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia.

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Lion Arts Centre Laneway off Morphett Street

ADELAIDE

 
WOMADelaide

WOMADelaide iconic open-air festival 6 Mar-9 Mar 2020 set in Adelaide’s Botanic Park. The explosive blend of performances and workshops from over 500 musicians, dancers and DJs from 30 plus countries only skims the surface of the 4-day festival

Website

Botanic Park

ADELAIDE

 
Superloop Adelaide 500

The Superloop Adelaide 500 is the largest domestic motor sport event in Australia, showcasing the very best of the motoring world. Experience the roars and screeches of some of the fastest cars in the world. You’ll also find loads of entertainment.

Website

ADELAIDE

 
The Bend Classic

Introducing the inaugural Bend Classic!The event is due to be held from 7-8 December 2019, and provides an opportunity for owners of historic, and performance vehicles to test their vehicles and themselves on a world-class motor racing circuit.

Website

543 Dukes Highway

TAILEM BEND

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
Santos Tour Down Under 2020

Santos Tour Down Under is the first stop for the world's best cycling teams and riders, and is the opening event of the UCI WorldTour. 11-day event brings UCI WorldTour professional cycling (male) teams to race on Adelaide streets and regional SA

Website

HTTPS://TOURDOWNUNDER.COM.AU/

 
SA Government – Departments and agencies

As of July 2016 there were twenty one (21) lead agencies This link connects to those relevant Department or Agencies. The Government of South Australia, is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Formed in 1856 as prescribed in its Constitution.

Website

CBD

ADELAIDE

 
Adelaide Metro

Adelaide Metro is Adelaide’s public transport system. Adelaide’s transport system is extensive, accessible and responds to a variety of community and individual needs services include buses, trains and trams throughout the greater metropolitan area

Website

ADELAIDE

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
Airports in South Australia

Link will take you to information about airports in South Australia. Use their links for basic information about airports in South Australia: Flights and Weather

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
Chowilla – Salt Creek Murray loop

This loop trail in the anabranch creek system you are paddling against the flow most of the distance (approx. 21 kms). When you reach the Murray River you will paddle downstream. You cover the upper third of the anabranch creek system

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Salt Creek Murray loop

CHOWILLA

 
Chowilla – Slaney Creek

Slaney Creek is in the Chowilla anabranch system running between River Murray and Chowilla Creek. There are at least 3 major snags that must be negotiated in Slaney Creek. One day round trip of approx 14 kms. Commence at the Customs House boatramp

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Slaney Creek

CHOWILLA SA

 
The Kidman Trail

The Kidman Trail is a multi use horse riding, cycling and walking trail that traverses 269 kilometers of roadsides, forest tracks, private land with trail markers indicating route. through the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Barossa

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Station Road,

WILLUNGA, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
Mannum Riverside Markets

The market has an eclectic mix of over 30 stallholders, showcasing the best that our region has to offer. You will find delicious food, artisan jewellery, fine local handcrafted items, plants, candles, fresh produce and much more.

Website

6 Randell Street

MANNUM

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
The Bend Classic

Introducing the inaugural Bend Classic!The event is due to be held from 7-8 December 2019, and provides an opportunity for owners of historic, and performance vehicles to test their vehicles and themselves on a world-class motor racing circuit.

Website

543 Dukes Highway

TAILEM BEND

 
Superloop Adelaide 500

The Superloop Adelaide 500 is the largest domestic motor sport event in Australia, showcasing the very best of the motoring world. Experience the roars and screeches of some of the fastest cars in the world. You’ll also find loads of entertainment.

Website

ADELAIDE

 
Santos Tour Down Under 2020

Santos Tour Down Under is the first stop for the world's best cycling teams and riders, and is the opening event of the UCI WorldTour. 11-day event brings UCI WorldTour professional cycling (male) teams to race on Adelaide streets and regional SA

Website

HTTPS://TOURDOWNUNDER.COM.AU/

 
JOIN A TOUR OF THE MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG

Glide back in time on the Murray River with a historic paddle streamer ride or boat cruise. Join a group tour on land, learning about Aboriginal history and heritage or take to the skies with a hot air balloon flight or sky diving session.

Contact to list in the South Australia App and website

MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG

 
Pine hut soak to Fishponds hike

An extended bushwalk. Be well prepared with water, a hat and sturdy shoes. Cool weather only.The highlight is an area of claypans locked between sand dunes that fills with water throughout winter.

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NGARKAT CONSERVATION PARK

 
Tyms Lookout Hike – Ngarkat Conservation Park

Be well prepared with water, food and sturdy shoes. Great for birdwatching, views and wildflowers, especially in spring.
Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the Ngarkat Conservation Park and take in the views over the park's 270,000 hectares

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Snoswells Road

NGARKAT CONSERVATION PARK

 
THINGS TO DO IN THE MURRAY RIVER, LAKES & COORONG

Stroll through ancient red gum forests and floodplain wetlands during the day and drift away at night with luxury houseboat accommodation. Explore the Coorong National Park's pure white shores take an African-style safari at Monarto Zoological park.

Contact to list in the South Australian App and website

MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG

 
WOMADelaide

WOMADelaide iconic open-air festival 6 Mar-9 Mar 2020 set in Adelaide’s Botanic Park. The explosive blend of performances and workshops from over 500 musicians, dancers and DJs from 30 plus countries only skims the surface of the 4-day festival

Website

Botanic Park

ADELAIDE

 

Shopping & Retail

Small to Medium Business

Wineries

SHOPPING IN THE MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG

Enjoy the region's bountiful produce and stock up at Murray River, Lakes and Coorong markets. Fill your shopping bags with fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, breads, home-made baked goods, honey, olive oil and more.

Contact to list in the South Australian App and website

MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
Airports in South Australia

Link will take you to information about airports in South Australia. Use their links for basic information about airports in South Australia: Flights and Weather

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 
MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG FOOD AND DRINK

Wash down gourmet cheeses, cured meats, fresh fruit, vegetables and a range of mouthwatering smallgoods at Willow Point Wines or Heward Estate Wines.

Contact to list in South Australia app and website

MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG

 
#BookThemOut campaign

#BookThemOut campaign was designed with a clear message that we need to get people back to the regions, and to support All fire impacted South Australian communities Watch #BookThemOut Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island here

Website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

More about the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong

South Australian Tourism Commission

Mike Haines

Monarto Zoo is a must-see and less than an hour from Adelaide. This huge, 1,500-hectare open range zoo features a diverse range of animals, including lions, giraffes, rhinos and cheetahs, and chimps to name a few. With more than 275 different plant species and 200 bird species spread across almost 47,000 hectares of stunning lagoons and saltpans, the Coorong is a popular place to fish, 4WD, canoe, hike, camp and birdwatch.
Experience the Murray River on a houseboat — a floating holiday home that can accommodate small or large groups. Many houseboats resemble five-star hotels with Jacuzzis, air conditioning, dishwashers, king-size beds and sun decks. You can even hire a private chef to cook for you. Costs and availability vary each season, so make sure you book in advance. You only need to be over 18 and have a driver’s license to become your own houseboat captain.