Murray Bridge

The Heart of the Murraylands

Located approximately 75km from Adelaide, Murray Bridge is the major centre on the Murray River north of Lake Alexandrina. The total population of the council area is estimated to be approx 19,400 people.

Murray BridgeMurray Bridge was established when a road bridge over the Murray River (which is how the city got its name) was completed in 1879. It was followed in 1886 by the Adelaide-Melbourne railway line which guaranteed that the city’s importance as a vital link across the river was assured.

With a great climate, the region hosts more than 1.1 million visitors every year for business and holidays. There is a wide range of Accommodation to suit any taste and budget, from camping along the banks of the picturesque Murray River to a quaint little Bed & Breakfast.

Although many of the Murray Bridge attractions are water based, such as House Boats, Paddle-steamers, skiing and swimming, there are many exciting on land attractions that are well worth a visit. There is a new open range zoo and breeding ground for arid and grassland animals at the Monarto Zoological Park. Tourists have the opportunity to take a Safari Bus around the park with a personal guide.

The Murray River is indeed a popular tourist attraction with in South Australia, but amongst its many well recognised citys, one stands out above the rest. Murray Bridge is the “crown” of the Murray Region, containing many attractions for people of all ages.

Murray Bridge Visitor Information Centre

3 South Tce

Murray Bridge SA 5253

Telephone: (08) 8539 1142

Facsimile: (08) 8532 5288