Located within the beautiful Coorong area, The Bend Motorsport Park is surrounded by a range of activities and attractions. For a full list of recommendations, we recommend you check out the Coorong District Council website here but we have outlined some of the highlights below.

TAILEM BEND

Tailem Bend was an important railway town and thus many of its attractions are themed in this way. 

  • Old Tailem Town
    • Just 5 minutes down the road, Old Tailem Town is Australia's largest Pioneer Village where visitors can see what life was like for the settlers of South Australia from 1860 - 1960. There are over 110 historical buildings, many over one hundred years old; all furnished within their periods.

      There is also collection of antique speed-boats, dating from 1905, including the world’s first hydroplane, made by Thorney Croft and his first four-cylinder engine, known as 'experimental one'.

COONALPYN

Coonalpyn is a small regional town that features one of Australia’s largest art projects.

  • Creating Coonalpyn
    • Creating Coonalpyn features 6 art pieces scattered around town including the iconic Silos Mural. 

MENINGIE

Located on the shore of Lake Albert, Meningie is the perfect stop to enjoy a wide range of water sports. 

  • Coorong National Park
    • Coorong National Park is a spectacular 140km saline lagoon. A great location for a variety of activities including bird watching, bush walking, boating, kayaking, fishing and four-wheel-driving.  

THE MURRAY RIVER

2km away from The Bend Motorsport Park, Australia’s mightiest river runs, the Murray River, meandering through the South Australian landscape.

The Murray River is around 130 million years old, its history is rich and beauty captivating. Enjoy lazy days on a houseboat, cruising the river on a paddle steamer or the rush of high energy water sports.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA: THE WINE CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA

The fertile soil of the Barossa is home to some of the world’s most lauded vineyards. Located an hour from Adelaide’s central business district the Barossa offers far more than world class wines, with a richness in regional arts, pioneering history and great food, including Maggie Beer’s farm. 

McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek wine districts, and the Fleurieu Peninsula are all within an hour’s drive of The Bend Motorsport Park, or alternatively see them from the air via a 20 minute helicopter ride.

NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM

The National Motor Museum is an automobile museum in Birdwood, South Australia and is home to many renowned historic vehicles. Established in 1964 and opened to the public soon afterwards, it is Australia's largest motor museum, with over 300 vehicles on display.

MONARTO ZOO

Only 25 minutes from The Bend Motorsport Park, Monarto Zoo is the largest open-range zoo in the world and is home to more than 500 animals and 50 exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles.

Get within a whisker with exciting behind the scenes experiences, like the thrill of helping put the lions to bed, meeting the chimp troop or hand feed a giraffe.