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Murray Bridge (South Australia)

Must See & Do

  • Monarto Zoo
  • Sturt Reserve & Wharf
  • The Bunyip
  • Captain Proud and Proud Mary River Cruises
  • Houseboat Hire



Major agricultural production and a proud history

To the heart of the Murraylands, where families and visitors enjoy a vibrant river lifestyle surrounded by a prosperous growing region of primary and secondary industry. The City of Murray Bridge is situated 75km east of Adelaide and incorporates the areas of Callington, Jervois, Mypolonga, Wellington and Woods Point.

With a great climate, the region hosts more than 1.1 million visitors every year for business and holidays. Attractions include water sports, boating, fishing, swimming, motor sports, recreation, walking trails, restaurants and the Australian International Pedal Prix.

Murray Bridge is also the centre of a major agricultural district which is driven by dairying, chicken raising, pig breeding, tomato and snow pea growing and much more. Some of the local produce can be experienced at the popular Murray Bridge Farmers Markets.

The Murray River is a popular visitor experience in South Australia – with Murray Bridge being the largest city of the Murray region, containing many attractions for people of all ages. The Murray River is a picturesque site of houseboats, paddle boats and happy, relaxed people. Sit back and relax while observing the beauty of this natural wonder. You can enjoy a unique river experience with a local canoe trail.

Monarto Zoo

Just out of Murray Bridge is Australia’s largest open-range zoo and breeding ground for arid and grassland animals at Monarto Zoo. Many species of animals roam this 1450 hectare site. It contains Australia’s largest chimpanzee habitat and has viewing platforms allow you to get up close and enjoy keep talks and feeding. Visitors have the opportunity to take a Safari Bus around the park with a personal guide.Travel through African and Asian wildlife habitat areas, where herds of exotic, grassland dwelling animals like giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, zebras, antelopes, chimps and ostriches can be seen at close proximity. Endangered species, including the Przewalski’s or Mongolian wild horse and the Scimitar oryx, are important features of the Zoo. Our carnivore exhibit housing Hyena, Painted Dogs and Lions are also a highlight.

From Murray Bridge you can start the Lavender Federation Trail, a linear walking trail of 167 km through diverse countryside traversing the eastern flanks of the Mt Lofty Ranges. The long distance linear trail currently extends from Murray Bridge to the Sturt Highway north of Truro.

Murray Bridge things to do

  • Sturt Reserve
  • Murray Bridge Historic Walk
  • River Cruises – Proud Mary & Captain Proud Paddle Boat
  • Captain’s Cottage Museum
  • Historic Round House
  • Golf Course
  • Murray Bridge Shopping Centre
  • Murray Bridge Farmers Markets
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Cameo Cinema
  • Speedway and Horse racing

Short trips in the area

  • Wellington Courthouse (Wellington)
  • Old Police Station (Callington)
  • Old Tailem Town (near Tailem Bend)

Main Events/Festivals

  • Murray Bridge Speedway Australian Sprintcar Championships – March
  • Murray Bridge Speedway SA Supercar Championships – April
  • Murray Bridge Racing Club – Queen’s Birthday Race-day – June
  • Murray Bridge Horticultural and Agricultural Show – September
  • Australian International Pedal Prix – September
  • Murray Bridge Christmas Pageant and Fireworks – November

Murray Bridge Accommodation


  • Hospital • Dentist • Chemists • Taxi • Police • Post Office • Supermarket • Fuel

Distances km

Adelaide 75 • Melbourne 653 • Sydney 1303 • Canberra 1088
Mannum 32 • Tailem Bend 25 • Langhorne Creek 40 • Goolwa 79

Google Maps

If you’re coming along the Murray River enjoy the Discover Murray River Trail. Get your map for $1.

Visitor Information

Murray Bridge Visitor Information Centre
3 South Terrace, Murray Bridge SA 5253
Freecall: 1800 442 784
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm,
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 10am-4pm

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