Mannum Weekend Escapes

Mannum South Australia, is a historic town placed with perfection upon the Murray River. Everything here is about relaxation, riverbanks and majestic Riverland views. Birthplace of the paddlesteamer, and hosting the locally famous PS Marion, Mannum is built upon the striking waterways of the Murray. In fact, the town itself was established as a result of river trade in the late 1800’s. Today, Mannum’s small population and slow-paced atmosphere leave a hint of its history behind.

On top of a rich history, Mannum South Australia is proud to stand in the heart of the Riverland region, where red river banks and flourishing wildlife the your breath away. A weekend getaway to Mannum is best spent packed with outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, fishing and boating. However, those seeking a relaxing getaway from Adelaide filled with nothing but barbecues, morning walks and picnics by the river won’t be disappointed by the picturesque setting.

Spend a weekend rejuvenating by the water’s edge; experience a Mannum Weekend Escape.

Things to do in Mannum

Your Ultimate Guide to Mannum

Mannum South Australia, sat upon the banks of the Murray River is unmatched when it comes to natural beauty and tranquility. The rich history that shines through adds a element of character and a strong personality to the town. Whether you’re searching for a weekend getaway from Adelaide with your partner, a relaxing escape surrounded by nature and wildlife, or a weekend filled with activities, Mannum South Australia offers a weekend getaway for you.

To uncover more tips regarding things to do in Mannum, check out our Ultimate Guide. This Ultimate Guide will help you craft your very own Mannum Weekend Escape.

Art & Culture

Developing around the building and operation of a steamboat, Mannum South Australia boasts a fascinating history relating to paddle steamers and river trade. The Mary Ann, the first of its kind in South Australia, navigated the waterways of the Murray in the early years of European settlement in the state. Visit Mannum Dock Museum of River History, and learn about early river trade and the intricate network of goods of services that the paddle steamers in the Murraylands region wove many years ago.

Additionally, a self guided historic walk will teach you all you desire about Mannum’s past. Choose from a small selection of different historic trails and explore the past of the Murraylands region.


Nature & the Outdoors

Mannum is known for its romantic Riverland scenery and peaceful aura. A bird sanctuary, numerous picnic spots, riverside views and the magnificent Mannum Waterfalls allow for plenty of exploration. Hiking here is highly encouraged during the cooler months, with the scenic trail from the lower pools to the elevated waterfalls being popular with visitors. Of course, swimming, boating and fishing are excellent ways to enjoy the river itself, and a relaxing canoe ride down stream makes for a romantic day trip.

What makes spending time on the river so incredible in Mannum, is the strikingly diverse scenery you can witness even in one day. Within fairly short distances, see the landscapes change from willow lined river banks to lofty red cliffs, or gum trees bursting with cockatoos as you float down the waterways.



Food & Wine

Mannum is home to a number of friendly cafes ideal for your morning coffee, a hearty breakfast or a wholesome lunch. Sprinkled across the town, you’ll find eateries, as well as couple of bakeries serving up fresh breads, pastries and other baked goods. A number of the dining spots in Mannum actually line the river, making your morning coffee even more leisurely.

Another excellent reason to visit Mannum is due to its convenient location. Only an hour from the Barossa Valley, you’ll find that a day trip to South Australia’s legendary wine region is absolutely possible. Within the magnificent Barossa Valley, treat yourself to lunch at one of the best restaurants in South Australia and enjoy the vast array of wines. You’ll be spoiled for choice.

Where to stay in Mannum

Mannum Motel

Escape to the peace and quiet of the river

The Mannum Motel is situated right next to the Murray River in the quaint town Mannum. Only moments from all of the main attractions and facilities in the town, the property boasts a great location with views looking out across the beautiful river. From your cosy room, or from the downstairs Cafe Mannum, river views at sunrise and sunset are unbeatable.

Rooms at Mannum Motel come in all different sizes and configurations, making it ideal for just about any kind of traveller. Beds are comfortable and the property offers free WiFi, a television and air conditioning amongst other amenities. At the onsite restaurant – Cafe Mannum – locally renowned food is served using fresh produce from the region.

Discount code

Use the promo code SAWE10 on the hotel’s booking engine for a 10% discount off your stay!

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