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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

Palmer Hot Rod Show

Come and show off your Hot Rod. Live music, dancing, hot rods.

The Main Street of Palmer is the place to be on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. If you love great cars and great music! Palmer is a small town with a population of approximately 80 people, located 16 kilometres west of Mannum on the Adelaide to Mannum Road.

The day features everything from Hot Rods to the classics, muscle cars and street machines which will fill the main street of Palmer. It all starts at 11am with a live band. Bar and food facilities, wheelbarrow and gate raffles and dance floor. Free entry.

Palmers main street will be closed to through traffic from 10am to 5pm to allow angle parking for the special interest vehicles and for the safety of the public.

There will be plenty to do and see at the Palmer Hot Rod Show including Music, Dancing, Food and plenty of Hot Rods to see. You can enter your Hot Rod into the Show.

Event Dates
      1st Oct

Main Street
Palmer, SA, 5237

Located 0.2K from Palmer

SA Spring Garden Festival - Mt Pleasant

The Spring festival will be supported by the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market, and will take place in conjunction with the regular Saturday market day.
The Garden festival will showcase a wide selection of plants, garden accessories and information to get you blooming and ready for spring!

The festival will give visitors and locals alike the wonderful experience of a spring day out in the Hills while browsing through a large variety of plants, flowers and garden accessories. A good range of food stalls will be available until festival ends. Ample parking is available, so come early and stay late.
Visitors will have the additional bonus of shopping the regular stalls of the weekly Farmers Market, enjoying the fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, honey, olive oil, wines, baked goods and other goodies on offer, farm-direct.

For garden enthusiasts this should be a stand-out local spring gardening event to look forward to. A gold coin donation will be requested for entry fee, to the Farmers Market which covers entry to the Garden Festival as well.

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

Event Dates
      23rd Sep

Melrose Street
Mount Pleasant, SA, 5235

Located 13.3K from Palmer

PS Marion 1 hr Short Cruises

Cruise the mighty Murray River aboard the PS Marion whilst enjoying the wildlife on the river
Devonshire Tea available $6
Bar Facilities available, No Smoking

March 11th and 12th 2017
April 15th and 16th
April 22nd and 23rd (from Goolwa) Wooden Boat Festival)
June 10th and 11th
September 30th
October 1st

Cruise times :- 10.30am, 12noon, 1.30pm and 3pm

Event Dates
      30th Sep

River Lane
Mannum, SA, 5238

Located 15.6K from Palmer

PS Marion 1 hr Short Cruises

Come along and enjoy the beautiful Murray River aboard the historic PS Marion. See the many birds that frequent the river as you sail along
Devonshire tea available $6
Bar Facilities available, NO Smoking

Event Dates
      30th Sep
      1st Oct

River Lane
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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