Guide to the Murray River

The Murray River is world famous for its diverse experiences, food, wine, cruises, golfing, family fun, history and much more. Mannum is at the heart of the Murray River and is really the hidden gem of South Australia. This short guide to the River will give you an insight of all things to explore during your stay at the Mannum Motel. Situated next to the mighty Murray River, just over an hour from Adelaide, makes it the ideal getaway location.

River Based Activities

The Murray River is ideal for aquatic adventures like canoeing, kayaking, boating and water-skiing. Fishing along the Murray River is another popular activity- you can catch anything from Murray cod, bream, catfish, perch and redfin. There is so much of the river to explore, especially with the Mannum Motel overlooking the river.

Photo via (IG) @davehartleyphotographymannum

Food and Drink

Café Mannum offers a fantastic menu with meals made from only the freshest ingredients for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Indulge in something from the delicious menu whilst you relax and take in the views of the beautiful Murray River. Enjoy the views from the huge windows, or sit outside and take in the atmosphere of country life.

Photo via (IG) @cafemannum

Historic Walks

Mannum is home to walks that will give you some insight about local history. Three walks ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours, there is something for everyone. Refer to the map below to follow the trails!

  • The Randell Walk


Estimate Time: 1 to 1.5 hours

Gradient: Steep

  • The Shearer Walk


Estimate Time: 0.5 to 1 hour

Gradient: Sloped inclines

  • The Arnold Walk


Estimate Time: 1 to 2 hours

Gradient: Sloping

Credit to Discover Murray

Photo Ops

With so much river frontage at your fingertips, and so many gorgeous destinations to choose from, options for photography are truly endless. You’ll discover some of the best sunrises and sunsets along the Riverland, so this holiday will ensure your Instagram is fully up to date!

Photo via (IG) @davehartleyphotographymannum

Where to stay? Stay with us at the Mannum Motel, budget accommodation located right next to the Murray River. With a range of accommodation options, Book Now! 

Header Image via Australian photographer Peter Dobre