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 Info Station

 

Located in the heritage Railway Station in Tailem Bend, the Tailem Info Station is run by passionate volunteers, happy to share their local knowledge to the curious traveller.

It also hosts the Railway Heritage Museum, which showcases many well-loved historical relics form the town’s historic railway past, some dating back from the 1800’s.

The Info Station is open daily from 9am – 4pm (except Christmas and Good Friday).

The Big Olive

 

Hosting one of the largest processing plants in the Southern Hemisphere at Tailem Bend in South Australia, the Big Olive is a must see if you are passing through Tailem Bend.

Unlike wine, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is best consumed fresh, and this is your chance to try the good stuff, right from the source!

Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village

 

Did you ever wonder how the first Australian pioneers spent their days? 

At Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village, you will feel like you just stepped in a town that stands still in time.

Kayaking and Canoeing

 

If you are looking for some peaceful “sailing”, the Murray river is for you.

Its calm waters offer a relaxed ride and give you all the time you need to enjoy the breathtaking scenery as well as a diverse wildlife, including kangaroos, emus, koalas and more!

Willow Point Wines Cellar Door

 

The cellar door vineyard was established in 1972, and has since grown to be what it is today.

Producing red and white wines, as well as fortified wines, Willow Point Wines cellar door is a must-visit for the wine enthusiast, or those wanting to discover more about what the famous Murraylands wine-region has to offer.

Captain's Cottage Museum

 

The Captains Cottage Museum captures the history of Murray Bridge and the surrounding area, displaying an extensive array of photos, model boats, trains, cottages and toys, historic engines and farm machinery from an era long gone but not forgotten.

Explore the historical Cottage built by Captain Adam Johnstone where he and his family resided around the turn of the century.

The museum is open weekends and public holidays from 10 am to 4 pm.

Monarto Zoo

 

Bound to please the young’uns (and their parents), Monarto Zoo is the home to more than 500 animals, spanning 50 species of exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles.

The zoo is also the largest open-range zoo in Australia, spanning over 1500 hectares.

For those who want to learn more about the residents, the keepers hold several talks every day.