If you’re looking to find a place for a day road trip. Then try this out it’s an easy drive to the Mid-Murray via the Southeastern Freeway.
Treat yourself to a family picnic and sweeping views of Australia’s longest river spanning 2,508 kilometres the river flows through Victoria and New South Wales.
First stop, Mannum Visitor Information Centre at 6 Randell St Mannum SA 5238. It’ll be good to stop by the visitor centre to get maps, guides and some information about the various attractions of the place.
Then proceed to Mary Ann reserve (located at River Ln) for a picnic or a barbecue at the park while sightseeing along the riverfront. The reserve has ample parking spaces, toilet and bbq facilities all for free. It’s a great place to relax with family or friends. You’ll most likely to spot the Murray Princess – paddle steamer as it cruises along the river.
Next stop, drive towards Walker Flat Corner Store at 5080 Angas Valley Rd, Walker Flat SA 5238
This is a great spot overlooking the dramatic golden limestone cliffs. Facilities include a boat ramp, a general store and a free 24-hour ferry to cross the Murray. On the other side are 3 vantage points lookout namely: Forster Lookout, Len Kroehn’s Lookout and the Big Bend Lookout. They are perfect spots especially nearing sunset.
On your way back to Adelaide you can either follow the route from Nildottie to Swan Reach and then catch another free ferry to cross to Angaston then passing through Nuriootpa in Barossa Valley and back to Adelaide via the Northern Expressway.
Or you can go back to Walker Flat catch the same Ferry and then follow Angas Valley road going to Mt Pleasant and then driving in the direction towards Onkaparinga Valley Road leading to the Southeastern Freeway back to Adelaide.