Murray River, Lakes & Coorong
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Who else is fired up for warm glassy knock-off skis this summer!? 🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏼‍♂️ This magic moment was captured by one of our #murrayriver 💦 loving locals @kerryn_mundy 🤳🏼 when her pal @gretch.scans decided to get back on the water after a decade-long hiatus!! But of course, she was like a duck 🦆 to water after after spending much of her childhood as a speed-skier on the Murray, and handling much tougher paces than this! 💪🏼 But for now - someone grab the beers to celebrate 🍻 (and maybe some anti-inflammatories for the coming week) 😆 . . Fun Fact: 👇🏼👇🏼 Did you know that speed skiers regularly reach up to 200km/hour!!?? Crazy huh!? They also hold on to that rope for a looooong time. It’s like a sprint and marathon all at once! If you’re keen to see some of the action, then lock in a visit to Murray Bridge during the 2019 June long weekend when the SA State Titles hit Sturt Reserve. With the historic double bridges as a backdrop, the lightning fast boats and adrenalin pumping skiers definitely create an eye-opening scene - and of course the event makes the most of the winter’s beautiful stillness across the Murray River. . . #rivermurray #ski #skii #skiing #skiier #waterski #stillgotit #waterskiing #watersports #riversports #murrayriverlife

Wait for it... wait for it... 🌅 💦 🚢 🙌 📷 Yesterday we were on location with the team from @commshake @noanchovies @psmurrayprincess @jnnings and Big Bend By Night filming one of the most incredible sights along South Australia’s Murray River. This gem of a location is known as Big Bend and is📍just downstream from Swan Reach. Last night - it delivered one of the most magical moments our crew had ever experienced!! Check out what happens as we pass through the willows. Our minds were BLOWN! We’ll have more to come on this iconic stretch of SA’s Murray River soon - so stay tuned!! (Oh - and in the meantime if you want to visit, this spot is just under a 2hr drove from Adelaide. You can either capture the view from on top of the cliff at the #bigbend lookout - OR - get in touch with the crew at Big Bend By Night (bigbend.com.au) and head out for a look at the sunset, three-course riverbank dinner and nocturnal tour with the local wildlife!). . . . #bigbend #bigbendbynight #murrayriver #seesouthaustralia #southaustralia #rivermurray #rivercruise #sunset #photography #videography #onwater #bushtour #wildlife @southaustralia @australia @southaussiewithcosi @_adelady @glamadelaide @mv_standard @abcopenriverland

Aren’t drone shots so cool?! 📷 @carolinekforster took this photo overhead the Ukee Boat Club on Long Flat Road📍🌊🛥 . The Murray River sees many different types of boats throughout the year, especially in these warmer months. There is such a large boating culture in Murray Bridge with people travelling here from afar - and we can understand why! Cruising down the river can be such a peaceful experience with the changing landscapes and biodiversity from place to place. We’re so lucky to have such a historical waterway in our backyards linking communities together 🌊🏘 . . . #houseboat #boating #sailaway #boatlife #dronephotography #murrayriver #australiagram #southaustralia #murraybridge #saweekend

Take a look at Monarto Zoo’s newest fuzzy additions to the meerkat manor! 😍 These little ones are just over a month old now and are as adorable as they are adventurous. Definitely worth a visit! 🎟 . 📷@bomba_photography managed to take some fantastic shots of the little guys #monartozoo #meerkat #meerkatbaby #southaustralia #ichoosesa #zoo #animallovers #animalsofinstagram

Would ya take a look at this guy nestled down at #hindmarshisland! You’ll find more like him and plenty of other different types of bird life down here and around the #goolwabarrage 🦆🐦 Great places to visit if you’re into bird watching (or twitching as they say). And if you’re here for long enough, stop at one of the local cafes or restaurants for a bite and some @langhornecreekwine on the waterfront wharf🍴 . 👇🏼👇🏼 FUN FACT - did you know pelicans have the largest bill of all birds. Their throat pouch can hold 11 litres of water! 😯 📷 @dmphotoarts. And thanks to @coorongquayshindmarsh for posting the photo and bringing it to our attention #ichoosesa #southaustralia #seeaustralia #pelican #twitching #birdsofinstagram #birdlife #seesouthaustralia @southaustralia

This place is the definition of ‘how’s the serenity’ with a hint of ‘what else should we do here next time’. 📷: @theneverlandexpress show us a glimpse into what you’re missing out on! For the nature fanatics and outdoor lovers, the #coorongnationalpark should be next on your list of go-to destinations. About a 1.5/2-hour drive from #adelaide, the iconic Coorong National Park offers a 130km stretch of protected wetlands, saltwater lagoons and sand dunes for all your favourite outdoorsy activities. With the warmer months ahead, the Coorong is the perfect place to spend the day exploring plenty of walking tracks and bush trails, having a relaxing paddle along the water in kayaks, and challenging the #4wd through dense Mallee scrub and sand dunes along the beach. And why not extend your stay - there are many #camping sites available to really enjoy what the Coorong has to offer. There’s something here for the young and young at heart. If you’re only going to the beach side, bring your furry companion along too! You will even notice the distinctive landscape and wildlife is home to the upcoming film remake of Storm Boy - due to be released January 2019. #coorong #southaustralia #australia #stormboycountry #ichoosesa #exploresa #exploreaustralia #insidesouthaustralia #travel #seeaustralia #nationalpark #bcfaustralia #landscapehunter @southaustralia #seesouthaustralia #wanderlust #dronephotography

Big Bend near Swan Reach is absolutely one of the best places to see the sunset over the Murray!! It also provides glimpses of some of the darkest skies in the world (so those evening wine views of the Milky Way are extra magical!). Come for a drive, pack your picnic and check it out soon!! (Oh - and if you’re after a close up encounter with the local wildlife while you’re there - get in touch with our pals at Big Bend By Night or @jugglehouseexperiences - and they’ll provide a nocturnal tour that you’ll never forget!! [Special thanks to @georgiewoskett for snapping this vid and letting us share with you all!] . . . #murrayriver #rivermurray #swanreach #bigbend #darkskies #clifftop #waterviews #riversedge #bigbendbynight #nocturnaltours #bustours @psmurrayprincess #midmurray #river #murrayriverlife

This was one of those ‘by chance’ moments captured by a travelling @katestirling1 📸 🙌 ... and WHAT a moment to experience! A short cruise via the magical #meningie #lakes will set you up right about here for the #sunset - and we reckon it’s one of THE BEST places in the world to watch the day end over the water 🌅 ☀️ 🌒. The town of Meningie is known for many things, like - - the giant #birdman of the #coorong (🤷🏽‍♀️), the beautiful shores of #lakealbert , the best place to grab a fresh #coorongmullet sandwich, the vast #birdlife, the doorstep to the #coorongnationalpark , the giant wooden #pelican sitting atop the nature playground, the perfect home for #sailing [to name a few!]. So if you’re looking for a place to take in a summer sunset (or any season really) - it might be time for an overnighter in Meningie (and don’t forget to pack your camera!). 🐟 🐦 📷 . . . . #meningie #coorong #stormboycountry #lakealbert #pelicans #sunset #lake #lowerlakes #murrayriver #jetty #photographer #waterviews #explore #wanderlust #travel #adventure #bestsunsets #seesouthaustralia #australia @southaustralia @australia @coorongrealty @coorongdistrictcouncil @lower_murray_canoe_trail @themurrayonyourtable @murray_coorong_trail @meningielakealbertpaddle @meningie_parkrun

Where would you rather be ... on board the paddlesteamer, or getting a workout with the rowing squad!? Either way - you don’t see incredible views like this too often ... but you can this weekend at Mannum!! Head on down for a look at the All Steamed Up Festival today 🚤 🚣‍♀️ 🚢 🚂 . . #paddlesteamer #murrayriver #history #steamengines #rowing #row #rowrow #woodenboats #maritime #mannumdockmuseum #mannum #psmarion #seesouthaustralia @southaustralia @australia

Dave Hartley reminding us once again why we love this River of ours!! 🙌 💦 🛶 [📸 thanks to @davehartleyphotographymannum ] #mannum #murrayriver #rivermurray #seesouthaustralia #wetlands #sunrise #sunset

I don’t care who you are ... if you don’t immediately ‘awwwww’ over this snap of new baby Southern White Rhino calf Imani and her mama Umqali - then you’re crazy!! The cuteness was captured at the magical Monarto Zoo last week [📸by Geoff Brooks], and little Imani has been a crowd favourite since. Can you believe that little babe weighed in at 50kg last week and is drinking a whopping 16 litres of milk a day!! 🥛🍼🥛🍼 . Imani is the sixth calf born at Monarto Zoo and can be seen, along with her pals Uhura and Savannah in the Zu-loop bus. 🦏 🦏 🦏 🦏 But if you want to get up close and personal (and you’re a zoo member) then your timing is perfect!! The zoo is running a ‘Breakfast with the Rhinos’ on 18 November. This is a rare, behind the scenes opportunity, offered exclusively to members and their guests. At the event you’ll share a champagne 🍾 breakfast in the company of a white rhino. Now that sounds like an experience!! 🙌 - - - @zoossa #monartozoo #monarto #whiterhino #southernwhiterhino #rhinocalf #babyanimals #mumandbub #rhinofamily #zoossa #rhino #crash #babyrhino #cute #africanplains #wildlife #animals #experience #travel #animalexperiences

Sixth Street Handmade Festival 🎊.... it’s on today (and the weather gods are smiling ☀️). Head in to Murray Bridge’s Sixth St from 9.30am - 3.30pm and soak up the all-ages atmosphere! It’s a family/friendly atmosphere and for the kids - there’s creative activities, games and funny building! 🎈🎈🎈 For everyone else - there’s food, drinks, live music, local artworks, handmade stalls and a few little surprises for you all. ✌️🍷 🎨 . . . #kids #festival #art #localart #event #saevent #handmade #craft #cubbybuilding #streetparty #music #livemusic #familyfriendly @kidsinadelaide1 @natureplaysa @kidspot @babyccinoschildfriendlycafes @kidsplay_sa @themurrayonyourtable

Brilliant music + amazing wine + the great outdoors + friends + food trucks + balmy evenings. Sounds like @handpickedfestival is upon us 🙌🍇🎶. And this year, the Langhorne Creek event is going to have a few extra treats!! So not only do you enjoy the same magic as every other year amongst the vines at @lakebreezewines , but you can also grab chilled cocktails 🍹 (hoorah!), grab a spot on the premium double-decker bus 🚌 🙈, glamping tents 🏕 and soooooooo much more! Oh - and while you’re in the @langhornecreekwine region - why not explore the goodies on your doorstep - including @bleasdalevineyards @bremertonwines @lakebreezewines @angasplains @the_winehouse_lc and more. Grab your mates 🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏾‍♂️🙋🏼‍♂️🙋‍♀️, book your tickets 🎫 and we’ll see you there!! . . . 🍷🏕🍇🎫🎶🍾🎵🥂☀️ #festival #glamping #wine #langhornecreek #winery #musicfestival #livemusic #handpicked #vino #sunsets #balmynights #glamping #southaustralia #seesouthaustralia @southaustralia @australia

It’s only 576 hours until summer ☀️ 🐚 ⛺️ 🤙 and we’re getting that bloody excited about hitting the water!! A bit like our pal @explore_with_formo who managed to grab this cracking snap on his recent trip to Goolwa - one of our fave places along the Coorong and closing in on the Murray Mouth. Whether you’re taking the beach entrance at Goolwa, or shooting across at Tea Tree Crossing near Salt Creek - one thing’s for sure - the Coorong will be looking magic! 🙌 But - it’s 4WD country only out here guys - so make sure you let the air out of your tyres (not metaphorically speaking) and bring the equipment along. What we love about our home in the Coorong is how you can be in one of the world’s most beautiful and unique places - and not see a soul for miles!! It’s the definition of ‘serenity now’, but can just as jam packed with 4WD, fishing and sand hill action! Oh - and did we mention it’s the home of one of our fave Aussie tales Storm Boy 🌊🐟. So whether you love the beach, lagoons, wildlife, action, peace, camping - or just experiencing one of the wonders of our country - pop this place on your holiday list. It’s one of our brilliant treasures. . . #coorong #saltcreek #goolwa #murraymouth #murrayriver #camping #4wd #fourwheeldrive #beach #beachcamping #sandhills #remote #action #adventure #stormboycountry #teatreecrossing #coorongnationalpark #coorongmullet #fishing #wanderlust #travel #holiday #yeww #surf #kitesurf

Have we mentioned that we have some of THE DARKEST SKIES in the world out here!? 🔭 🌒 A dream region for #astronomy #photographers - this little spot in #outback #mannum (capturing the beauty of the #milkyway ) - has been photographed by the uber-talented @row_an_james 📸. This guy and his trusty lantern seem to have travelled quite a bit through our region, snapping some of the sky’s best moments (jump over to his profile and take a look!). BUT - back to our skies - the local Landcare and Council crew out this way have banded together towards having our skies in the Mid Murray district accredited as a Dark Sky Reserve! (If we get it over the line, we’ll be the only one in SA, and one of the only ones in Oz!). Yep. We’re pretty chuffed. Our local legends are actually trying to protect the magnificence of these beautiful dark skies - by ensuring they’re not interfered with by artificial light. In case you want to come for a look yourself - we can tell you that some of the best places to see our skies are from #cambrai #mannum #palmer #rockleigh #swanreach #walkerflat and everywhere in between. Time for a twilight trip yeah!? . . #astronomy #astronomyphotography #skies #milkyway #stars #astronomer #views #darksky #darkskies #darkskyreserve

Summer IS coming... ☀️🚤 🏄🏽‍♂️ and pro #wakeboarder @parkersiegele has been taking every chance possible to get out on the water along our stretch of the #murrayriver 🤙. He’s been #snapped here [and generously let us share this pic 📸] getting some #air alongside our uniquely beautiful #cliffs that stretch throughout the #midmurray area. Their bright orange appearance becomes even more #luminous during #sunset and #sunrise - so whether you’re #paddling, #cruising or enjoying a #luxury stay in a #riverside #holiday house - you’ll want to soak up that sight (even if it is from a different height). . . . #watersport #extremesport #rivermurray #airtime #shredding @river_life_ #seesouthaustralia #australia @southaustralia

Moody skies over Lake Albert 🌩 ... and a pelican in flight can only mean one thing: Storm Boy is coming soon 🙌. 🐦🐚🐟🌊 [This incredible pic is thanks to talented local photographer @kirsty_ridley 📸] 🌊 🌊 🌊 #stormboycountry #lakealbert #meningie #coorong #pelican @coorongdistrictcouncil @meningielakealbertpaddle @lakealbertcaravanpark @southaustralia #seesouthaustralia #coorongmullet @coorongwildseafood #photography #photographer #lake #jetty #lifeisbetterbythelake @coorongrealty @coorongcabins

Our favourite little fella, with one of our favourite watery backdrops 🚐🌅. What (or should we say ‘who’?) you’re looking at here, is ‘Alfred’ - the @langhornecreekwine region’s retro wine van. He recently made a trip across the #lowerlakes to #meningie for the annual Lakeside Gourmet at the Park event at the @lakealbertcaravanpark ... and what an event it was!! Local #langhornecreek winery @kimbolton_wines borrowed little ol’ Alfie for their cruise around the #coorong - and helped serve up some of their best for the revellers who partied, ate and drank all day with the marvellous #lakealbert as their backdrop!! The park is ramping up its #event calendar too - and in a couple of weeks’ time will be hosting the Vintage and Classic Caravanners of SA open day!! Who knew this event even existed!? 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏾‍♂️ But now that we know - we want IN! See you there #vintagelovers ✌🏼. [This snap taken by our friends from @kimbolton_wines 📸] . . #lifeisbetterbythelake #meningie #langhornecreek #kimboltonwines #caravans #caravan #vintagecaravan #vintagevan #retrovan #southaustralia #lakealbert #lakealexandrina #wine #sawine @southaustralia #seesouthaustralia #classiccaravan