Things to do in Mannum


Things To Do

Bowling Club

The Mannum Bowling club is located right in the heart of Mannum and is less than a kilometre from the park. Competition and social bowlers are always welcome to enjoy year round bowling at the club.

Address: Randell Street, Mannum, SA Phone: (08) 8569 1499

Canoe & Kayak Trails

If you’re interested in experiencing the Murray River up close and personal this is a great way to do so. There are plenty of trails for beginners to experienced paddlers, including the Murray Bridge and the Murraylands Wrecks trails.

Canoe & Kayak Hire

If you you wish to hire a canoe or kayak please speak with our staff in reception.

Dock Museum of River History

Located on the banks of the River Murray, the Mannum Dock Museum is home to numerous displays that showcase the life of the Murray River. The museum also incorporates a number local attractions including the Paddle Steamer Marion, the historic Randell Dry Dock, the Key Beam’s Engine and the Mannum Visitor Information Centre. This is a great way to experience the rich history of Mannum.

Address: 6 Randell Street, Mannum Phone: 08 8569 2733

Hermann Gass Bird Sanctuary

The world renowned Hermann Gass Bird Sanctuary is nestled on the banks of the Murray River at Mannum and adjoins with the park. It features boardwalk viewing and riverside picnic facilities and is a perfect way to enjoy the surrounding scenery and wildlife.

Address: Purnong Road, Mannum (Access through the park)


Mannum Lookout
Take a short drive to the end of Crawford Crescent and rest awhile. Take in the beautiful views of the mighty Murray River. See the houseboats slowly drifting along past the willows and gum trees. Watch the ferry criss-cross the river.

Address: End of Crawford Cres,Mannum

Big Bend Lookout

It may be an hour drive from Mannum but with breathtaking views like this you don’t want to miss out on the Big Bend Lookout.
For more information visit

Mary Ann Reserve

Overlooking the Murray River, the Mary Ann Reserve provides a playground, BBQ area and a number of grassy spots to set up a picnic. This is a great place to set up for a family day out and enjoy the river.

Address: River Lane, Mannum
(1.1km from the caravan park)

Mannum River Cruises

Cruising the Murray River is one of the most amazing and surprising experiences you’ll have.
As the Murray carves its way through our sun-burnt and contrasting landscape you’ll discover a new part of the world that’s not overrun with tourists and will allow you time to reconnect with yourself, family and friends.
For more information on Mannum’s river cruises please see page 11 of this compendium.

Mannum Golf Club

The Mannum Golf Club has two, nine hole courses which is a mix of flat and undulating land. It also has watered fairways and greens. All visitors and visiting groups are welcome.

To find out more about the club and its fees please visit

Address: Douglas Street, Mannum Phone: 08 8569 2066

Mannum Waterfalls

The Mannum falls are one of Mannum’s many natural wonders. With scenic views, and an abundance of wild life, along with fascinating geology this makes it a must see place for visitors to the area.

If you are looking for a new picnic destination, definitely add the Mannum Waterfalls to your list. Good walking shoes and plenty of water are recommended.

Address: The falls are located off Cascade Rd and are a 13min drive from the caravan park.

More info: directory/mannum-waterfalls-219.html

Scenic and Historic Walks

Discover Mannum’s past and scenery by taking one of the town’s many walks.

Historic Walks

The Randell Walk – 1 – 1.5 hr walk
The Shearer Walk – 40 mins – 1hr walk The Arnold Walk – 1 – 2 hours

These walks follow the early history of Mannum and some of the town’s most influential people.
For more information on these historic walks visit

Scenic Walks

Mannum Walk 1 –

This walk is filled with the perfect combination of history and scenery. Not only will you see some of Mannum’s most significant historical sites you will also head up to the lookout wherey ou can experience the beautiful panoramic views of Mannum.

Mannum Walk 2 –

This is an easy and interesting walk which allows you to experience this history of Randell St as well as the pleasant scenery of the Mary Ann Reserve.

For a map of these walks stops and more information on these walks please visit www.murray-

Murray River Tours & Cruises

Ps Marion
The PS Marion is a heritage vessel that allows passengers to experience the golden years of river boats while cruising along the Murray River. Whether you head downstream passing Mannum’s spectacular river cliffs or if you head upstream and experience Mannum’s wildlife, this unique journey of the river is a must do.

The PS Marion has a number of cruises on offer throughout the year that differ in duration and price. – Short River Cruises

– Lunch Cruises
– Dinner Cruises
– Overnight Cruises

Visitors are also welcome to view PS Marion whilst the paddle steamer is moored at Arnold Park Wharf. This includes viewing the galley, dining room, lounges and cabin accommodation.

For more information visit Address: 6 Randell Street, Mannum
Phone: (08) 8569 2733

Four Knots Murray River Cruises

On the Four Knots Cruise you will learn about the heritage and history of Mannum, the birthplace of the Australian paddle steamer and Australia’s first car. You’ll also get up close and personal with Mannum’s unique birdlife and the flora and fauna of the riverbanks. Refreshments are provided as you cruise and take in the tranquility of the Murray.

Four Knots Murray River Cruises is currently available for charter groups of 12 or more: – 1 Hour Cruise (minimum 20 passengers)
1.5 Hour cruise
2 hour cruise with a light lunch (sandwich platter, fruit platter, tea/coffee)
1.5 hour Sunset Cruise with a complementary drink on arrival.

You can also add food packages to your cruise that include a selection of cheese/nibbles platters and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Please ensure to contact Four Knots if you do wish to enquire about these packages.

For more information visit Address: 77 Cliff Street, Mannum SA, 5238
Phone: 0418 354 222