Mannum is an historic town on the west bank of the Murray River in South Australia, 84 kilometres (52 mi) east of Adelaide. The first settlement in the area was in 1840. The first ship (a side-wheel paddle steamer) built on the Murray River was launched at Mannum by William Randell in 1852. A shipbuilding industry continued in Mannum until into the 20th century.
Today; Mannum is a busy township, and a popular tourist destination; particularly during the summer months. The largest ship operating on the Murray is the Murray Princess, a passenger stern-wheel paddle boat based at Mannum offering weekly cruises. The restored historic paddle steamer PS Marion is also based at Mannum and cruises several times a year.
Things to See & Do
* PS Marion
* Murray Princess
* Mannum Dock Museum of River History
* Scenic Lookout
* Many Ann Reserve
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Population – 2,045 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 Mannum is located on the Murray River.
Travel Links – Mannum is accessible from Adelaide.