Mini holidays in South Australia: Our Region

The hustle and bustle of daily life often make us yearn for a break to connect with nature and what better way to recharge than with mini holiday in our great state?

One of South Australia’s hidden gems to explore is the Murray River Lakes and Coorong region. This region exemplifies natural beauty and features an abundance of native produce, stunning landscapes and Australian wildlife.
Whether you’re planning a mini holiday with family, friends, a romantic escape for a couple or a solo adventure, Murray River Lakes and Coorong region has something for everyone. From camping beneath the stars to luxurious hotels, this region offers diverse options to suit your taste and budget.

Reconnect with Loved Ones and Rejuvenate your Well-being

Taking a break from the daily grind is essential for the well-being of both families and individuals. It’s a chance to explore, unplug from technology, reconnect with loved ones and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.
South Australia’s rich landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for creating lasting memories, strengthening family bonds and fostering personal rejuvenation. The question is what type of mini holiday is suitable for you?


Things to do on your mini holiday

The Murray River Lakes and Coorong region has an abundance of experience for you and your travels buddies, find your base and then set out on your adventure.

Murray Bridge itself has some super fun activities that will entertain the whole family such as The Round House, ten pin bowling at Bridge Bowl, boating, fishing and other water sport activities or even a round of golf at The Murray Bridge Golf Club.

You can explore just a little further in any direction and find something exciting to do, head out to the Mannum Waterfalls, National Motor Museum, Hahndorf Farm Barn or go strawberry picking at Beerenberg. For the adults, consider exploring the cellar door scene in Langhorne Creek, and for something out of this world book your Dark Sky Night Reserve Tour with Kelly from Juggle House Tours.

A family holiday doesn’t have to break the bank, free local and budget friendly attractions, such as the Monarto Safari Park or Gorge Wildlife Park. Take in the region’s natural beauty by exploring walking trails and picnicking/camping in serene parks across the region.


Camping Versus Hotel: Finding Your Ideal Retreat

Choosing between camping and hotels for your holiday boils down to personal preferences. Hotels offer luxury and convenience, while camping allows you to embrace the beauty of nature.

For those seeking a touch of luxury and convenience, a hotel stay might be the perfect choice, the Murray River Lakes and Coorong region boasts a several unique hotels catering to various preferences.

Bridgeport Hotel, nestled in the heart of Murray Bridge, offers a comfortable and lavish experience, providing a seamless blend of modern amenities and warm hospitality. With plenty of amazing experiences in the MRLC Region, Bridgeport Hotel is a perfect place to base yourself.

On the flip side, camping enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the great outdoors, with several picturesque locations near Murray Bridge. Murray Bridge Marina and The Coorong are popular choices. A budget-friendly accommodation option could include caravan parks like BIG4 Breeze Holiday Park – Mannum.

These campgrounds offering riverside camping, stargazing opportunities and a chance to connect with nature. The serene environment and the crackling campfire provide an unforgettable holiday experience for those who prefer the rustic charm of camping.


Caravanning, Cabins, Glamping, Eco Huts, and More

For those seeking a unique camping experience, our region offers options beyond traditional tents. Grey nomads and the caravan crew can enjoy rolling up to a river views, some of the parks even have cabins if you prefer. Some popular camping choices in the region are, The Lake Albert Caravan Park at Meningie, Wellington Caravan Park and The Coonalpyn Caravan Park.

Glamping is at its finest in Mannum at Reedy Creek Retreat and for those wanting a more homely feel River Shack Rentals has it covered. There are also plenty of house boats to rent that can take you up and down the river at your leisure, check out the listing here.

For some total amazing and out of this world getaways check out The Floathouse at White Sands, kipPod at and moving slightly out of the region there is CABN at Kupito Forest in Kupito and The House on Soul Hill in the Adeliade Hills. The rising demand for boutique accommodation is leading to the emergence of new, exclusive, and distinctive holiday properties.

Backyard Camping: A Nostalgic Adventure

Residents in the area find backyard camping to be a way of experiencing adventure without having to travel far and it is a charming way to introduce your family to the joys of being outdoors. Did you embrace backyard camping during the COVID pandemic? It was an opportunity to teach your kids valuable outdoor skills, from setting up a tent to mastering the art of marshmallow roasting, creating cherished memories right at home. If the cold gets too much, the bonus is you can sneak back into your warm bed.

Happy holidays!

South Australia and the Murray River Lakes and Coorong Region provides a diverse canvas for mini holidays, whether you’re leaning towards the comforts of a hotel or the rustic charm of camping. Embrace the opportunity to create lasting memories, strengthen family bonds, and explore the wonders of this picturesque region. Whatever your preference, the landscapes near Murray Bridge and its surrounding areas beckon, promising a memorable and rejuvenating experience for all.