29 Jun 2015
As local real estate agents, we are lucky enough to talk to people on a daily basis about why Murray Bridge is such a superb place to live and all that it has to offer. From the beautiful Murray River to the fantastic shopping, there is so much to do & see throughout the year, so we have assembled a list of our top ten things to do while in our fantastic town.
- Get outdoors and enjoy the Murray River. If you’re an adrenalin seeker why not try your hand at skiing, knee boarding, or wake boarding. Or if you would rather kick back & relax, grab a fishing rod and put your feet up. There are a huge choice of riverfront reserves to check out with their own unique wildlife. A must-see is Sturts Reserve in Murray Bridge with the infamous bunyip, a playground, and superb dining options.
- Grab the family and spend a memorable day at the exciting Monarto Zoological Park. Only 15 minutes from Murray Bridge, Monarto is home to one of the largest open-range zoos in the world where you will see African Lions, Cheetah, Chimpanzees, Rhinoceros, Giraffes, Zebra, Hyenas, and so much more. Tour the magnificent grounds by bus, or enjoy the zoo’s various walking trails. Ketabi Café offers a range of delicious food, or alternatively you can take your own picnic to enjoy. For more information visit http://www.monartozoo.com.au/
- Grab your purse and hit the shops! With two shopping malls, and a third currently under construction, there is a huge range of shopping to enjoy. Strolling down Bridge Street (the main Street of Murray Bridge) is a must with a range of local shopping as well as a variety of cafés and lunch options.
- Feeling creative? Spend a relaxing day visiting the Regional Gallery in Sixth Street, Murray Bridge. Showcasing a wide range of art and craft from South Australia and beyond, there are always captivating exhibitions to enjoy. Also, pop into the Visitor Information Centre to see if there are any local productions showing at the Town Hall. The Bridge Players & Singers are always putting together magnificent shows for your enjoyment. For more information visit http://www.murraybridgegallery.com.au/
- For the motor-enthusiast we recommend an action-packed night of racing at Murray Bridge Speedway, or a heart-pumping day at the Murray Bridge Motocross track. The Speedway hosts a variety of events throughout the warmer months while the Motocross track is open and home to the National MX Series in Autumn/Winter.
- Put on your walking shoes and enjoy the beautiful sights of Murray Bridge via the Lavender Federation Walking Trail. Beginning at Sturts Reserve on the banks of the Murray, the trail stretches all the way to Eudunda, and is a total of 212km long! Enjoy the scenery of grazing land, forests, creeks, vineyards, and the stunning ocean-to-valley sights of Mt Beevor Summit. For more information visit http://lavenderfederationtrail.org.au/web/
- Cruising the magnificent Murray River. With a number of superb floating restaurants to choose from, you can enjoy a delightful meal while taking in the captivating views of the Murray. Alternatively you could spend a couple of nights relaxing on a luxurious houseboat, travelling at your own pace. A variety of cruise packages ensures there is something for everyone.
- Be adventurous! Only 15 minutes from Murray Bridge you can play one of the fastest growing sports on the planet – Paintball Skirmish. With a variety of exciting games to choose from, Paintball will get your heart racing and bring out your inner warrior. All equipment is supplied, so all you need to do is build up your courage and book a session! For more information visit http://www.paintballskirmishsa.com.au/
- For those who love learning about history, you must visit Australia’s largest Pioneer village – Old Tailem Town in Tailem Bend. See what life was like from 1860-1960 and visit over one hundred and ten historical buildings filled with original artefacts. There are also ghost tours at night for the thrill-seekers. For more information visit http://www.oldtailemtown.com.au/?page=home
- The Murray Bridge Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning in the Local Government Centre carpark. The family-friendly event gives you the chance to buy an array of local produce, plants and crafts. A great excuse to get out in the sunshine and buy locally.