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Palmer: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mannum Waterfalls

This popular bush walking destination, with moderate to steep walking tracks along Reddy Creek to the falls.

With Very scenic views, and an abundance of wildlife, along with fascinating geology.

Access to the falls is a walk from one of two carparks. The first car park is on the left, which leaves a one kilometre steep walk to the falls. The second carpark is situated above the falls with a short walk down to them.

Toilets are available and located 600 metres from the first carpark.

The most spectacular time to view the falls is after recent rains in the hills catchment area during the Winter months.

Need good walking shoes and water.

Not recommended when hot.

Cascade Road
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 4.6K from Palmer

Saunders Gorge Sanctuary

Eco-tourism accredited Saunders Gorge Sanctuary is a private property of 1364 hectares located on the rugged eastern slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges overlooking the vast Murray Plains, 18 kilometres east of Mount Pleasant on the Walker Flat Road. Offering visitors the opportunity to experience the harsh Australian landscape, learn about and enjoy the natural environment. The property is now a combination of conservation and sheep grazing, formerly Clovelly Sheep Station. The owners Brenton and Nadene Newman are dedicated to natural habitat preservation.

Some of the features of the sanctuary include a large array of native fauna, a wonderful diversity of native flora, spectacular rocky gorges with magnificent old red gum trees and spring filled water hole and steep, rugged hills covered in native grasses and shrubs. Saunders Gorge Sanctuary has Eco Tourism Accreditation.

Walker Flat Road
Sanderston, SA, 5237

Located 10.7K from Palmer

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

Located at the picturesque Mount Pleasant Showground, the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is only a 40 minute drive from Adelaide and nestled on the outskirts of the Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills.

A community run business, the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is the place to go to purchase affordable local food and support local farmers. Open Saturdays from 8am to 12pm, the undercover market is a weekly showcase for fresh, regional and seasonal food brought to you by the people who grow and make it.

Stallholders range from fruit, vegetables, milk, cheese, eggs, honey, olive oil, meat, seafood, bread and baked goods, hot breakfasts, fresh coffee, jams, preserves and wine.

The market even has a unique dog-minding service for those shoppers who love to bring their four legged friends along.

Bring your family and enjoy a hearty country breakfast. Delight in some organic coffee and drink in the atmosphere of an "authentic" farmers market.

Plenty of seating is available inside and out for those who like to linger over their breakfast and coffee. Hear and see regular guest speakers and cooking demonstrations.

Relish in the country atmosphere of the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, and enjoy a great day out!

Mount Pleasant Showgrounds,
Talunga Park, Melrose Street
Mount Pleasant, SA, 5235

Located 13.5K from Palmer

Mannum Golf Club

Mannum Golf Club features a very interesting course whose innocent appearance belies its ability to test all golfers. The nine excellent greens and fairways have 18 strategically placed tee blocks, which to all intents and purposes gives the impression of a full 18 holes. Access to good water allows the course to retain a green appearance even in the driest season. The course is 5,707 metres with a par 73 and has an Australian course rating of 69.

Men have competition days on Tuesdays and Saturdays, women on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Visitors are always welcome and the club has membership vacancies at very reasonable rates.

Douglas Street
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 15.2K from Palmer

River Lane Blacksmith Tours

The River Lane Blacksmith Shop at Mannum is available for tours daily. The shop has been authentically recreated to original working order, dating back to the 1880's.

Visitors will be shown the making of horseshoes using the forge and anvil. The history of Blacksmithing and the tools used will also be explained.

There is also a display of old machinery such as bellow's, drills and other equipment. A display of medieval full suits of armour and weaponry can be seen with a small talk about the armour dating back to the sixteenth century explaining the way they were made and how they were used.

Visitors are welcome to bring their cameras and take a photo of themselves in a suit of armour.

Demonstrations last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. This is for group bookings only.

The River Lane Blacksmith Shop is situated opposite the Mary Ann Reserve, near the Murray River Princess mooring where there is seating, picnic area, playground and toilet facilities.

23 River Lane
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 15.5K from Palmer

Palmer: Events

Mannum Craft Fair

The annual Mannum Craft Fair is held in the Mannum Leisure Centre.

There will be a huge range of different crafts on display including quilting, woodwork, jewellery, manchester, kids wear and much more.

Event Dates
      13th Aug

Randell Road
Mannum, SA,

Located 9.6K from Palmer

SA Spring Garden Festival - Mt Pleasant

In its second year the SA Spring Garden Festival- Mount Pleasant is an affordable annual Spring Garden Show. The festival will be run in conjunction with the already well known Mt Pleasant Farmers Market.

Only 60 minutes from Adelaide's CBD to the beautiful Southern Barossa township of Mount Pleasant, the showground has plenty of parking and facilities to cater for large crowds, including a caravan park if you want to stay overnite.

Enjoy the Spring weather, a leisurely gourmet breakfast or lunch in the picturesque surroundings of Mt Pleasant.

Wander through the farmers market vintage shed, savor the wide variety of fresh food market stalls, drink in the market atmosphere.

Then explore a great range of stalls featuring quality plants, garden furniture, decor and garden care products.

Meet our guest speakers and uncover the secrets to a successful garden.

A gold coin donation is requested for entry fee to festival and market.

Event Dates
      23rd Sep

Melrose Street
Mount Pleasant, SA, 5235

Located 13.3K from Palmer

Game Obsession Expo

The Mannum Agricultural Society (Mannum Show) is planning a new event to be held at the Mannum Showgrounds.
On Sunday the 7 th August 2016
we are currently inviting expressions of interest for an Expo featuring Peoples Games, obsessions and Interests.
particularly in the areas of but not limited to the following
Dr Who
Table Top Wargamers
Lego. Users
Dungeons and Dragons
Star Trek
Model trains, plans,automobiles,motor cycles
Kite Flying
Sky Diving
Farm Sculptures
and more.

Event Dates
      6th Aug

North Terrace
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 15.3K from Palmer

Game Obsession Expo at Mannum

Our first Game Obsession Expo at Mannum was a family friendly event featuring games, hobbies, obsessions and interests.

Where else could you play and watch a Quidditch Match, and see the Ironclad Academy of the sword duelling with their Medieval re enactment, along with firing of a Moat Perrier throughout the day. We had a come and try Warhammer 40K tournament (hive con), Southern Wilds Live Action Role Play LARP kept were kept busy with kids and adults alike, The Southern Dewback garrison 501st Legion made an appearance in the morning much to the delight of everyone around. Fire Bear Armoury set an impressive display and Whip moto cross displays. At 4.15 the oval was cleared to watched SA Skydiving undertaking a live parachute drop.

Other attractions included southern districts car club display, Tractor pull tractors, Axes, Pok?mon, Transformers, Games, Collections, Model boats, Model trains, cars and Model planes, dolls and dolls houses and airbrush displays.
wood turning and artist Blacksmith were also in residence for the day

Mon Cherie rocked their heart out and food stalls provided a excellent selection of tasty foods ,plus there was rides on the extreme thriller , camels and ponies

Event Dates
      6th Aug

North Terrace
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 15.3K from Palmer

Murray Bridge to Mannum - 5hr Lunch Cruise Jazz Cruise

Enjoy a unique experience cruising the magnificent Murray River aboard this restored c1897 historic Paddle Steamer. Amazing river scenery and myriad of birdlife awaits your enjoyment as we travel upstream to Mannum.
Bus pick up at Arnold Park Mannum , next to Visitor Information Centre 10am
Embarkation 10.40am Murray Bridge for 11am departure
Cold chicken and salad, crusty bread with delicious dessert buffet
Bar facilities available, NO Smoking
Arrive Mannum at 4pm

Event Dates
      14th May

Randell Street
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 15.6K from Palmer

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