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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 80 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.

Angas Valley Rd
Sanderston, SA, 5237

Located 10.9K 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

Mt Pleasant Australia Day EVE Twilight Farmers Market

A special twilight Farmers Market will be held in the lead up to Australia Day on Thursday 25th January, 2018.
From Limousin beef to free range pork or even a Coorong mullet fillet, there is no better way to celebrate being an Australian but to support our farmers through your fresh food shopping for your Australia Day BBQ goodies at the Mt Pleasant Farmers Market.
The Market will be themed with all the Australian trade marks, a thong throwing competition and a special backyard cricket pitch put in just for the event.
With over 40 stallholders , held in the picturesque Mt Pleasant showground, plenty of parking available, plenty of tastings and dinner options available, the twilight is the perfect start to your Australia Day long weekend.
Market opens from 5pm and goes through until 9pm.

Event Dates
      25th Jan

Melrose Street
Mount Pleasant, SA, 5235

Located 13.3K from Palmer

Mt Pleasant Christmas Twilight Farmers Market

The Mount Pleasant Christmas Twilight Farmers Market has gained the reputation of being one of the most popular twilight farmers markets in South Australia.
With over 50 fresh food producers on site, many of them undercover, along the delicious dining options, and set in very picturesque surroundings of Mt Pleasant, the market has plenty to offer for a night out with the family, as well as the opportunity to stock up for your Christmas event.
Free tastings, easy parking, a visit from Santa Claus for the children, along with entertainment from local musicians, opportunity to support local and regional producers makes the Mt Pleasant Christmas Twilight Market an event not to be missed.

Enjoy the friendly and colourful atmosphere of a country farmer's market, twilight market opens at 5pm and then goes through until 9pm.

The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is a not for profit community run organisation.

Event Dates
      22nd Dec

Melrose Street
Mount Pleasant, SA, 5238

Located 13.3K from Palmer

Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club Day and Ride

50 vintage motorcycles, some will be trailered in for a static display as well as a proposed short ride to Purnong. Please contact David on 82635562 for further information.

Event Dates
      17th Dec

Randell Street
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 15.6K from Palmer

Carols By The River

Carols by the River down at Mary Ann Reserve on the banks of the River. Great family event through the Mannum Inter-Church Council. For more information please contact Christine on 85692373 or 0457258031.

Event Dates
      8th Dec

Randell Street
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 15.6K from Palmer

Sounds By the River

For almost a decade Sounds by the River has been smashing records with its revered concert bringing some of the biggest names in Australian music to Mary Ann Reserve in Mannum.

Featuring: Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures,and Chocolate Starfish.

Tickets available from the Mannum Visitor Information Centre 08 8569 1303

Event Dates
      13th Jan
      13th Jan

River Lane
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 15.6K from Palmer

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