Tailem Bend, South Australia
Tailem Bend is a town on the Murray River in South Australia. The name is a corruption of the Aboriginal name tailem which was used for the area. The word means bend and is associated with the sharp bend that the Murray River makes in this location. It is located about 100 km south-east of Adelaide. It is located on the cliffs above the east (left) bank of the Murray River close to where the river empties into Lake Alexandrina. The Tailem Bend Ferry, a cable ferry, operates across the river to Jervois.
Fishing and bird watching are popular in Tailem Bend. Houseboats moor at a pontoon and cliff steps lead directly to a comfortable watering hole and a choice of restaurants. A short drive out of town on the Princes Highway takes you to Old Tailem Town, a pioneer village whose 90 restored buildings vividly capture the early days of Mallee settlement.
Things to See & Do
* Old Tailem Town – pioneer village
* Bird wataching
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Population – 1,460 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61
Port Location – The port at Tailem Bend is located on the Murray River.
Travel Links - Tailem Bend has junctions on both the railway and highways linking Adelaide to Melbourne.