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Murray River, Lakes and Coorong

Murray River, Lakes and Coorong

05 May 2020 Travel Tips, Experiences, Couples, Family, Self Drive, Short Breaks

With a network of towns connected by the Murray River, the aquatic playground provides a great experience for a romantic getaway, weekend family adventure or just a quick moment of peace. There is so much to offer that you simply will not be able to resist taking your next vacation here!


Are you an adrenaline junkie wanting to have an exhilarating, heart-racing and unforgettable experience? Your first stop must be 'The Bend Motorsport Park'! Don’t just stop and be amazed by the entirety of the incredible park, but enjoy the fast-paced experience of karting in the fastest hire karts that reach speeds of 70km/h or take the passenger seat in a V8 Ford Mustang or Formula Toyota open wheel race car as you experience a hot lap. Not into fast cars? That is not a problem! Enjoy a 4WD experience that features rock and log obstacles, sand traps and dunes, inclines and descents, mud and so much more!

Wanting to extend your stay at ‘The Bend Motorsport Park’? Stay overnight at the ‘Rydges Pit Lane Hotel’! This brand-new hotel is set inside the motorsport park with modern rooms, over two floors overlooking the main motor racing circuit. Not only does the hotel offer comfortable accommodation, a unique car museum lobby is on display for guests and the delicious ‘FUEL Restaurant and Apex Bar’ is open 7 days a week.

Needing a quick romantic getaway from the bustle of everyday life or a moment of peace from the kids? Why not make a journey up the river to stay in the uniquely designed shipping container conversion - 'The Cube Murray Bridge'? This incredibly tranquil conversion sits at the bank of the river and provides an experience unlike any other with a secluded place just for two and incredible view of the river. The pod features 1 bedroom connected with an ensuite bathroom, kitchenette and lounge area and a deck allowing a view of the River Murray.


Looking for the perfect family holiday home? Look no further than the 'Whistling Kite'! This modern family getaway features four spacious bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen and living area with 180' views.  Sitting at the bank of the river, the home has private waterfront access with a pontoon meaning you can spend the whole day watching the world and wildlife, along the river.

Take a step back in time and climb aboard one of the many heritage paddle steamers that cruise along the Murray River. This authentic experience will have you feeling like you belong in a different time period and once stepping back on the mainland, you will have countless tales to tell about your historic adventure!

A must do for the whole family is ‘Big Bend By Night’! Travel up the river to Swan Reach and see the family run farm ‘Big Bend By Night’. This delightful place is filled with so many activities that the whole family will enjoy from the unique ‘Nocturnal Cart Ride’ to the ‘Sunnydale Shearing Show’. The ‘Nocturnal Cart Ride’ creates an experience of getting close to the famous furry faces of kangaroos, wombats and emus while the ‘Sunnydale Shearing Show’ allows you to gain insight into an educational night surrounding shearing.


The Coorong offers up secluded accommodation that you have never known about, the famous Cheese Factory for meals and coffees at Meningie, fishing at Lake Alexandrina, lovely caravan parks, and great walks. Do not miss a feed of the famous fresh Coorong Mullet.

The Coorong is also famous for beach camping and excellent fishing year-round. You can test out your own 4WD along many tracks and beaches – an opportunity unique in South Australia.


No matter where you travel, whenever you leave the front doorstep of your home, let Argyle Travel and Cruise look after you. After all, we’re your travel and South Australian experts.

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