FOLLOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S LONGEST RIVERS FROM THE EVER-CHANGING RIVERLAND TO THE MURRAY MOUTH.
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. Through its changing landscapes from the Riverland to the Murray Mouth, cruise along the river and discover stunning scenery and see how life has evolved along the majestic Murray. From rich Aboriginal culture, to microbreweries and gourmet produce, riverboats and cruises, start exploring with our guide to the best things to see and do along the Might Murray Way between Morgan and Tailem Bend. Download the Mighty Murray Way road trip map and start exploring.
MORGAN TO TAILEM BEND
Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Site
Step back in time millions of years and journey through the ancestral home of the Nganguraku People. Meander along the banks of the Murray, marvel at the majestic cliffs formed eons ago by an extinct sea bed and experience ancient rock art. Learn about Aboriginal dreaming and culture from a local guide as you explore Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park. Tucked between Waikerie and Mannum, this hidden gem is one of the most significant aboriginal cultural sites in South Australia and the birthplace of Black Duck Dreaming.
Australia's first International Dark Sky Reserve
As the sun sets, continue to Australia’s first International Dark Sky Reserve – one of only 16 in the world - that boasts some of the darkest night skies recorded in the world. Spot the rings of Saturn, marvel at a glittering globular cluster or lose track of time while looking up to a ceiling of almost 5,000 visible stars. Wanting to get the lowdown on the sky above from an expert? Hop aboard a tour with Kelly from Juggle House Experiences to see the best of Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park and the galaxies in one night.
Paddle cruise on the Murray
Park the car and travel back in time when you step aboard the PS Murray Princess or PS Marion. Captain Cook Cruises offer three, four and seven night cruise adventures onboard their paddle wheeler the PS Murray Princess,that navigates more than 280 kilometres of the Murray River. For those still wanting a taste of authenticity but don't have as much time to spare, hop aboard one of the last heritage steam driven paddle steamers in the world - the PS Marion. The only dry dock of her kind left in the world, the PS Marion was originally built in 1897 the vessel has been fully restored and offers overnight cruises, short cruises and lunch cruises.
Monarto Safari Park
Next stop - Africa. Well, close enough. Don your best khaki kit and set off on an African safari at Monarto Safari Park. Watch lions, cheetahs and zebras roam over a 1,500 hectare open-range sanctuary, all from the comfort (and safety) of a shuttle bus. Take your sense of adventure to the next level with the Lions 360 Experience and enter a giant tooth and claw-proof cage, where you’ll watch lions stalking above you from a preys-eye view!