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Murray River Family Holidays

A river playground

The Murray River is a glorious natural playground, brimming with things to explore and discover.

This wonderful river is ideal for swimming, fishing, canoeing, skiing and houseboating. Mum and Dad, join in or just relax and soak up the sun. You’ll find secluded spots that are perfect for a family picnic! 

Boat ride at Chambers Creek, Loch Luna, South Australia

Enjoy the life of years gone by as you explore the region's history. Visit restored paddle steamers at Mannum and Renmark. Better still, book a cruise on one because it’s a great way to experience the Murray River. 

Enjoy water sports?

Lake Bonney is thriving with waterskiers, windsurfers and jet ski fans. Don't worry, there are enough safe swimming areas for kids. You’ll find plenty of fish too. Cast a line from the lake’s edge, a boat, canoe or kayak. Take things at your own pace and hire a canoe. 

Ride the flying fox

Everyone will love the Monash Adventure Park. Swing on the Burmese rope bridge or soar on the flying fox. There's also a huge maze to get lost in, with a special surprise at the centre! Cook a barbecue or pack a picnic. Visit the Chocolates and More shop across the road for dessert. 

Go wild

Monarto Zoo is a must-see. This huge, open range zoo features a diverse range of animals. Visit lions, giraffes, zebra and cheetahs. Jump on the Zu-Loop Shuttle bus to get up close to the rare white rhinoceros.

Stretch your legs on a Mallee Bushwalking Trail. It's good fun during the day but things get a bit spooky after dark. Not only do all the animals come out but you can see spiders' eyes shining from the riverbanks!

Go on a cruise past Big Bend – the tallest cliffs along the Murray River.

No holiday to the Murray River is complete without visiting the legendary Murray Bridge Bunyip. For a small donation, he’ll even leave his cave and roar at you!

The Murray River is magic for family holidays. 

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