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While staying at the Murray Bridge Motor Inn, why not take a swing at the local golf club or a luxurious cruise along the Murray? Whether you’re visiting or here to stay there’s a lot to do in Murray Bridge!

Murray Bridge is the “crown” of the Murray Region, containing many attractions for people of all ages.

The Murray River is a picturesque site of house boats, paddle-steamers and happy, relaxed people. Sit back and relax while observing the beauty of this natural wonder.

Although many of the Murray Bridge attractions are water based, such as skiing and swimming, there are many exciting land attractions that are also well worth a visit.

Just out of Murray Bridge there is a new open range zoo and breeding ground for arid and grassland animals at the Monarto Zoological Park. Many species of animals can roam this 1000 hectare site. Tourists have the opportunity to take a Safari Bus around the park with a personal guide.

  • Murray Bridge Golf Club

    Murray Bridge Golf Club is widely recognised today as one of the best country courses in the state. It has approximately 500 local and non-local members. Its 18 holes are watered by a fully automated sprinkler system which was installed in 1989, and like many of the course's features has been added to and improved continuously since that time.

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  • Murray Bridge Racing Club

    Murray Bridge Racing Club has a range of different events and races to suit every mood and occasion. With a large undercover betting ring, fine cafeteria, numerous bars, pleasant lawned surrounds and trees for shade, patrons are made to feel very welcome on race day.

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  • Murray Bridge Marketplace

    Murray Bridge Marketplace is the major shopping destination of the region and includes Big W, Woolworths Supermarket, three mini major stores - Priceline, The Reject Shop and Best & Less and over 40 specialty stores.

    There is also a food court, restaurants and cafes overlooking the Murray River plus a new public library facility.

    The Marketplace has undercover parking for over 900 cars and an indoor children’s play area making it an attractive and convenient shopping environment.

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  • Monarto Zoo

    Monarto Zoo is one of the largest open-range zoos in the world spanning more than 1,500 hectares and is home to more than 50 species of exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles.

    The zoo is located 60 minutes (70 kilometres) from South Australia’s capital city Adelaide and is the gateway to the picturesque Murraylands region.

    Monarto Zoo opened in 1983 as a breeding and pasture area. Since officially opening to the public in October 1993, Monarto Zoo is now home to more than 500 animals roaming in vistas as far as the eye can see. It’s an escape from the city that immerses visitors in a natural safari-style setting.

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  • Proud Mary Cruises

    Relax on board our purpose-built riverboat as you discover the beauty and fascination of the fourth longest river system in the world.

    Abundant wildlife and magnificent scenery will be seen throughout your entire stay aboard. River Gums and Willows line the banks of this famous river and provide a perfect safe haven for birds and wildlife. Take in the towering cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches as the Proud Mary idly cruises by. At night, the Proud Mary’s powerful floodlights provide a rare glimpse of nocturnal wildlife, especially birds such as night herons, owls and coots.

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  • Murray Bridge Speedway

    The Murray Bridge Speedway is a major attraction for locals, Adelaide residents and visitors from interstate and overseas with major national and international meetings held each year from October to May.

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  • Captain Proud Cruises

    Looking for a 3-hour River Murray Lunch Cruise? Try Captain Proud.

    Cruises available for Individuals, Groups and Corporate Charters and Weddings. Private Vessel Hire Inquiries Welcome. Cruising the River Murray for Lunch, Dinner and Morning /Afternoon Tea.

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  • Murray Bridge Community Club

    Open every day from 10AM

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