ACTIVITIES & THINGS TO DO
Looking to visit Mannum & the Murraylands? Make sure to check out all the great activities & things to do while you’re in the area. The Mannum region is known for its distinctive natural beauty, with the majestic Murray River winding its way through various country towns.
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.
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.
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. If you you wish to hire a canoe or kayak please speak with our staff in reception.
Overlooking the Murray River, the Mary Ann Reserve provides a playground, BBQ area and a number of grassy spots for a picnic. This is a great place to set up for a family day out and enjoy the river, or to see the abundant birdlife that calls Mannum home, you can even throw a line in.
Situated in the Murray Mallee, Mannum Golf Course is by far the most picturesque golf course in the region. 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.
Discover Mannum’s past and scenery by taking one of the town’s many walks including the Randell Walk (1-1.5 hrs), the Shearer’s Walk (40 mins – 1hr) and the Arnold Walk (1 – 2hrs). These walks follow the early history of Mannum and some of the town’s most influential people.
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.
The Mannum falls are one of the area’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.
Take the picturesque riverside road from Mannum and travel by a free ferry ride across Walker Flat where the amazing cliffs will start your riverside cliff adventure. Head a short distance down the road to Nildottie where the Big Bend views will take your breath away.