There is plenty to see and do in and around Mannum, we have compiled our top 5
During the winter season the waterfalls in Mannum are spectacular!
The waterfalls are fed from the Adelaide foothills in Reedy Creek which is a 5-minute drive on the Mannum to Murray Bridge Road from the township of Mannum. This is the ideal place for a picnic while you take in the stunning surrounds. Hikers love the terrain or for a leisurely walk it is quite easy around the basin or top area.
Cruising the Murray River
Taking a cruise down the Murray River is one of the most amazing and surprising experience you’ll ever have.
The Murray River carves its way through our contrasting landscape and you will discover a new part of the world that is peaceful and allows you to reconnect with yourself, family and friends.
Take off on three historic walks depicting the rich cultural history of Mannum;
The Randell Walk:
Duration: 1 - 1 1/2 hours
Grade: Difficult in parts
W. R. Randell built the first paddle steamer to ply the River Murray - the 'Mary Ann'. Born in England, he was the son of a Gumeracha miller. The needs of pastoralists along the river enabled him to develop a thriving freight business.
Randell built the Woolshed, the first building in Mannum, in 1854. He subdivided land, brought the Mannum Dock from Milang, and was largely responsible for the present location of Mannum, for the town grew up around his business.
The Shearers Walk:
Duration: 40 minutes to an hour
Grade: Average - some slopes
Brothers David and John Shearer were invited to come to Mannum by farmers in the area. They began their business in a small blacksmith's shop at the top of Randell Street, moving once more before opening a factory opposite the now bowling club. Their innovative machinery revolutionised farming.
The Arnold Walk:
Duration: 1-2 hours
Grade: Easy, relatively flat
Johan Georg Arnold, known as George, arrived in Murray Bridge in 1899 with qualifications allowing him to captain any ship throughout the world. he was first employed on the Tyro' under Captain Murray Randell, but soon became a ship owner and builder in Mannum, obtaining contracts from the government also engaging in salvage work.