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1 Jan 2018

Follow one of the world's longest rivers from the ever-changing Riverland to the Murray Mouth.

Follow the journey of Australia's longest river

The Murray River flows more than 2500 kilometres from the Snowy Mountains to the Southern Ocean in South Australia. Discover the Mighty Murray Way and follow the laid back rhythm of one of the world’s longest rivers. Uncover the lifeblood of industry, nature and lifestyle that is the Murray River.

Through its changing landscapes from the Riverland to the Murray Mouth, discover stunning scenery and see how life has evolved along the river in the past two hundred years – from shearing sheds to microbreweries, to riverboats and cruises. 

The Mighty Murray Way is the perfect route for families featuring adventure parks, canoe and bike trails and the largest open range zoo in Australia at Monarto. Download the Mighty Murray Way road trip map and let the fun begin.

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Mighty Murray Way road trip highlights: 

Renmark, Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery is located in historic 100-year-old shearing sheds with stunning views of the river. Enjoy a cuppa in Australia's largest rose garden, Ruston's Roses. Rent a kayak and explore the riverbanks from the water. Stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables from the road side stalls.

Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery, Riverland

Renmark to Loxton - 30 minutes. Pick up some snacks at Almondco before letting the kids run wild at Monash Adventure Playground. Try the fortified wines at 919 Wines, pick up some locally made products at Bella Lavender Estate and camp under the stars in the Murray River National Park. Enjoy wine, food and nature at the Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre.

Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre, Riverland

Waikerie to Swan Reach via Morgan - 2 hours. Stop at Caudo Vineyard Cellar Door which is only metres from the Murray River. The Morgan Historic Port charts early life in the area. Take a Big Bend by Night tour to see the river's amazing nocturnal wildlife. Walkers Flat cliffs are a must-see. 

Caudo Vineyard, RiverlandSwan Reach to Goolwa - 2 hours. The Mannum Dock Museum and PS Marion restored riverboat give an historic overview of the region. Go wild at Monarto Open Range Zoo, relax and wind down on a river cruise and quench your thirst at Langhorne Creek's cellar doors. 

Feeding Giraffes, Monarto Open Range Zoo

Goolwa to Adelaide - 90 minutes. Goolwa Wharf precinct is home to a visitor information centre and the Goolwa Wharf Markets. Take a ride on the SteamRanger Heritage Railway, known as the Cockle Train, to Victor Harbor. Hop on board a Spirit of the Coorong cruise which departs from the Goolwa wharf, head over the Hindmarsh Island bridge and stay at Narnu Farm. For the adults, there's One Paddock Currency Creek Winery.

Spirit of the Coorong, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong