The MRTA is happy to present the Murray Bridge and Mannum Canoe Trails for you to enjoy.
Fun and history with minimal impact on our Murray River. The MRTA have compiled this great way to explore the Murray River around Mannum by canoe.
The trail is a comfortable paddle past beautiful Mannum waterfront properties and the Mannum Museum and PS Marion. It also includes two exposed wrecks. Click here to download a PDF (348kb) Haven’t got a canoe – not a problem. You can hire one locally (Breeze Hire 0438 802 668).
Presented by the Murraylands Regional Tourist Association and The Rural City of Murray Bridge
Launching at Sturt Reseve just by the Murray Bridge Rowing Club, paddle upstream past Captain Proud, this where rail meets the river at the Murray Bridge Wharf, The rich history of Murray Bridge is waiting to be explored. Trail PDF (177kb)
Caring for the Murray River and the Lower lakes while enjoying the many recreational opportunities available, will ensure that present and future generations can enjoy these wonderful places for many years. Please Note:
Launching at Sturt Reserve just by the Murray Bridge Rowing Club, paddle upstream past Captain Proud, this is where rail meets the river at the Murray Bridge Wharf, The rich history of Murray Bridge is waiting to be explored.
Sturt Reserve around the Twin Bridges, along the Historical Wharf and back to pull up on the grassy banks to wander up and have a steaming hot chocolate or latte on the balcony of Riverscape. An easy 2ks approx in a round trip.
Paddle around the pylons of the twin bridges see the 1956 flood levels markers towering above your head, Around and under the huge pylons of the twin bridges. Travelling under you will hear the vibrations of a train, and or the cars going over the top.
Sturt Reserve to Thiele Reserve Keep paddling along the historic mooring area of Moritz Slipway, Murray Bridge Railway & Wharf Heritage Area (our history) many other parts of history awaiting restoration.
Prior to european settlement, much of the Aboriginal population of Australia lived near rivers which provided plentiful fresh water and food to meet their needs. The first riverboats of the Murray River were canoes cut from the bark of trees. A number of daily boat trips visit sites previously inhabited by the original occupants of this land. Heading down river is the area of Long Island this is a spritual place to the Ngarrindjeri representing a lentlin (spear) thrown by Ngurunderi at Ponde (the fish) as it made its way to Wellington creating the river.
Take time to visit our Murray Bridge Visitor Information Centre (08) 8539 1142 on Second St.
Why not stay a while longer and find out more. Do the Murray Bridge Rail & River Heritage walks.
Do another Trail. Pick up a copy of Mannum Canoe Trail exploring the Wrecks from the Rec. Look out for our Heritage and History Trail, Murraylands Food and Produce Trail, Murraylands Art Trail.