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Palmer: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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

Mannum Dock Museum Of River History

Mannum Dock Museum of River History, on the banks of the Murray River is home to the fully restored Paddle Steamer Marion and presents river history at its best along with information for all visitors to the Murraylands region.

Museum displays follow the life of the Murray River from its birth, showcasing fossilised sea creatures; the occupation of the Aboriginal people; boat building; Ngarrindjeri dreaming and the birth of river trade, its growth and the important part it played in our history.

A "must see" for families is exploring the exciting new interactive display, "All Steamed Up", where you become a River Boat Captain and steer along the River Murray. Understand the science of steam power. Listen to the sound of the paddle wheel, learn about snags, snakes and river life.

See our blacksmith shop in operation on Wednesdays and on PS Marion short cruise days.

Alongside the PS Marion and the Museum's main building is the Randell Dry Dock and its fully restored, historic Key Beam Steam Engine. Visit the PS Marion in dock and the many rich river heritage experiences available.

6 Randell Street
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 15.6K from Palmer

Palmer: Events

Mannum Christmas Tree Festival

Come down to the Mannum Leisure Centre on 25 November 2016 from 9am to 4pm to celebrate and be a part of the 2016 Mannum Christmas Tree Festival.

The event is a Mannum tradition for the whole family. Everybody is welcome.

Experience the best in arts and culture without leaving your suburb.

Event Dates
      25th Nov

Randell Road
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 9.6K from Palmer

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
      6th Aug

Randell Road
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 9.6K from Palmer

South Australian Spring Garden Festival at Mount Pleasant

The South Australian Spring Garden festival at Mount Pleasant will showcase a wide selection of plants, garden accessories and information to get you blooming and ready for spring!

For garden enthusiasts this should be a stand-out local spring gardening event to look forward to.

Specialist Garden Clubs will be in attendance along with a variety of plant suppliers and nurseries.

The festival will be a wonderful opportunity to find those hard-to-get plants, that something-different and get specialist garden advice.

Event Dates
      17th Sep

Melrose Street
Mount Pleasant, SA, 5235

Located 13.3K from Palmer

Mannum Agricultural Show

The Mannum Agricultural Show is the best "little" country show, held on the first Saturday in March each year.

In 2017 this family fun event will be celebrating its 94th year.

We strive to provide a wide range of entertainment to suit all ages, with all the traditional Agricultural Show sections including: Rural Ambassador, Show Persons, sheep shearing, sheaf tossing, cattle, goats, poultry, horses, food and music.

There will be stalls, cookery, scones, fruit cake, crafts, needlework, knitting and crocheting, flowers, art, photos, pets, produce, fruit and vegetables, ute muster, Green and Gold trail and carp throwing.

Supported by the local community.

Event Dates
      4th Mar

North Terrace,
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 14.9K from Palmer

Game Obsession Expo at Mannum

The Game Obsession Expo at Mannum is a family friendly event featuring games, hobbies, obsessions and interests. Many are often considered the realm of children but are as equally appealing to all ages.

There will be: Quidditch Matches plus a come and try, Warhammer 40K tournament (hive con), Academy of the Sword Medieval re-enactment, Moat Perrier firing, Southern Wilds Live Action Role Play LAR, Fire Bear Armoury and Whip moto cross displays.

Other attractions include model boats, model trains, cars and model planes, dolls houses and airbrush displays.

There will be live music from Mon Cherie and food stalls.

Watch a sky-diving parachute drop, skateboarding and kite flying. See Lego, Star Wars and Cosplay.

Young children will love rides on Clancy, face painting and balloon clowns. Adults will enjoy an Artisans and food market.

The Game Obsession Expo at Mannum is putting fun back into a family fun day. Whether you are a novice or a serious collector or player in your chosen obsession there will be something for you.

Event Dates
      7th Aug

North Terrace,
showground complex
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 15.3K from Palmer

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