The Bend Motorsport Park

The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend

Did you know The Bend at Tailem Bend is just 45 minutes from Mannum? Taking inspiration from some of the world’s most iconic racing facilities, The Bend is Australia’s only race circuit that complies with FIA Grade 2 and FIM Category A standards. The circuits consist of 80 hectares of challenging race and training tracks, including 4wd tracks with rock and log obstacles, various inclines and descents, water and mud courses. Expect to see car (V8 Supercars) and motorcycle racing, drag racing, rallycross and off-road as well as carting, drifting and driver training. For more information on The Bend event line up and experiences visit their website.

2018 line up:

12 April - The Champions Dinner

13 April – Shannon’s Nationals 2018

19 April – FIM ARRC & ASBK Double Header

24 August The Bend Supercars Supersprints

Photography Tours

Mannum Motel owner manager Dave Hartley offers a range of photography tours throughout the region - knowing most photographers are looking for different experiences, we can tailor a tour to suit budgets, experience, experiences, time frames, individuals or groups.


Experiences offered

Ruins - old homesteads, buildings, shearing sheds, windmills

Bird watching/photography

Night sky - stars - with or without foreground subjects - dark sky reserve

Old and rusty vehicles and machinery

River scenes or river cruises

Sunrise and Sunsets

River red gums, trees and mallee scrub

Kangaroos and wombats


Hills, 4wd tours, gorges, waterfalls and creeks

While Dave is a experienced photographer, and happy to help out with  ideas, composition and general camera settings, he can also organise workshops with experienced training photographers Steve Chapple or Pete Dobre to help take you to the next level.

Please email with a request or outline of the experiences you would like during a photography tour and we will respond with a package that suits.



See and do around Mannum

Coming Up - 

Mannum Dock Museum - Discover the history of the river, the river boat trade and the river floods that have shaped our history.  See and feel  what it is like to to be a paddle boat captain in the interactive display - Explore the Ps Marion, or take a cruise on the Paddle wheeler Pw Mayflower (early 2017) - open every day - 

First Sunday of each month - Mannum Markets  - - Cafe Mannum live music market days

Four knot cruises - show casing Mannum from the river - For more details - click Here