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 Tailem Bend and Goolwa. Download the Mighty Murray Way road trip map and start exploring.
Following the record-breaking floods this summer, be sure to check ahead for any closures or disruptions to normal trading hours during the recovery of businesses in our river regions. Visitors are also advised to stay up to date on the latest traffic updates including road closures, road works and planned events via the South Australian Government website.
TAILEM BEND TO GOOLWA
Ready to switch to the fast lane? Dial up the pace on your road trip, the Bend Motorsport Park is one of the most significant developments in Australian motorsport history and the perfect pitstop on the Mighty Murray Way. A state of the art, world-class motorsport facility, The Bend delivers an exhilarating experience for competitors, enthusiasts and spectators alike. As well as a host of heart-stopping experiences and events, the Bend Motorsport Park also features bar and restaurant facilities, the 4 star Rydges Pit Lane Hotel and conference and function rooms.
Toast to an epic road trip with one of Australia’s official best whiskeys at the final destination along the Might Murray Way. Arrive in Goolwa, a historic river port where the Murray mouth and Southern Ocean meet, and head straight for the wharf precinct where award-winning whiskeys await at Fleurieu Distillery.
Sitting in prime position on the Goolwa Wharf and recently named Champion Australian Whisky at the Australian Distilled Spirit Awards, grab a bottle of their single malt - Fountain of Youth or Message in a Bottle - for the ultimate memento to your road trip. Hungry? Stop off at Kuti Shack for a locally sourced feast, featuring pipis foraged from the surrounding waters. After lunch, cruise along the last stretch of the Murray to the river mouth and across into the Coorong National Park with Spirit of the Coorong. Explore stunning secluded beaches and wetlands brimming with life, dig into a delicious lunch and learn about the Coorong’s rich Aboriginal history.