Murray River, Lakes & Coorong

The Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region embodies natural beauty and boasts a wealth of native produce, breathtaking scenery and Australian wildlife. The Murray River flows more than 2500 kilometres from the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, through the Riverland and on to the Lakes and Coorong in South Australia. The river is around 130 million years old and is rich with Aboriginal history, culture and heritage.  

Journey along the Mighty Murray Way road trip, get your heart racing at The Bend Motorsport Park, relax on a leisurely houseboat holiday or paddle the Murray River in a kayak or canoe. 

Regional dining highlights include Mannum’s Pretoria Hotel – where guests can choose from modern classics, plant-based delights and specialty dishes – and Noti & Folk café in Murray Bridge, home to fresh baguettes, handcrafted pastries and old-fashioned favourites.  

Goolwa – close to the Murray Mouth – is well worth a visit. Dining highlights include Kuti Shack, which overlooks Goolwa Beach and is backed by Goolwa PipiCo, along with Motherduck and the seasonal Coorong Café on Hindmarsh Island.  

Discover paddle steamer heritage and breathe fresh ocean air at Bombora on the River, where local mulloway, mullet, snapper and cockles all feature on the menu.

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