Come for the river, explore a great pioneering town, and discover a beautiful land.
Mannum, and the surrounding Murray Lakes District, holds attractions for all ages.
Come get on the water for some full throttle fun, or drive through the river lands and discover new landscapes, rare and beautiful.
You will find that Mannum is central to many great attractions.
Here are few things to put on your list to do while in town.
The Mighty Murray River
After a very long journey along the NSW and Victorian boarders, and through the South Australian outback, the Murray River eventually passes through Mannum on its way to the Murray Mouth near Goolwa.
Over millions of years, the river has carved through the lands and created spectacular cliff faces, sweeping bends, and diverse habitats for a wide range of birds and wildlife.
Today, the river attracts water enthusiasts galore. Whether its for fishing, canoeing, water skiing, or gentle river cruises, there really is a pace to suit everyone.
The Murray Princess, Proud Mary, PS Mayflower and PS Marion are all cruising regularly from and around Mannum. You can book a cruise for a few hours, or a few days, the choice is yours. Four Knots Murray River Cruises will give you a guided tour of the river, while they tell you about the local history and unique wildlife of the region.
The International Dark Sky Reserve
The River Murray Dark Sky Reserve is an area of more than 3,200 square kilometers and is immediately north of Mannum.
Established in 1970, Swan Reach Conservation Park is the Reserve’s core site due to its exceptional natural darkness. On a clear dark night, you can witness a magnificent display of stars stretched across the sky. It has to be seen to be believed.
A great local tour operator is Kelly Kuhn, of Juggle House Experiences. Kelly can introduce the Dry Sky Experience in a special way with her packaged group tours, which includes great transport. Get a group together, stay at Harbour, and let Kelly introduce the Dark Sky’s to you. Now there’s a unique adventure.
Get in touch and make this experience a highlight of your trip to Mannum.
0488 697 308
Town and Surrounds
Mannum will keep you entertained for days, with great foods and wines, activities, walks and scenery, but if you want a bit more, here are a few things to explore.
Monarto Safari Park – Only 30 minutes away there are wild animals roaming free. Lions, giraffes, rhino’s, chimpanzees, and scores of others creatures to discover.
The Bend Motor Sport Park – Switch from river time to the fast lane. The Bend is a state of the art, world-class motorsport facility, and delivers an exhilarating experience for competitors, enthusiasts and spectators alike. A great way to spend an action packed day.
Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park – Step back in time millions of years and journey through the ancestral home of the Nganguraku People. Meander along the banks of the Murray, marvel at the majestic cliffs formed eons ago. Tucked between Waikerie and Mannum, this hidden gem is one of the most significant aboriginal cultural sites in South Australia and the birthplace of Black Duck Dreaming.