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Monash, South Australia accommodation and attractions
Monash - The best playground on the Murray
Monash is located 12kms north-west of Berri and 234 km north-east of Adelaide. Upon leaving Berri driving along the Old Sturt Highway and just out of town turn right onto “Jury Road” and take the “scenic drive route” to Monash.
The town of Monash, South Australia was proclaimed in 1921 and was named in honour of General Sir John Monash, highly decorated commander of the Australian troops in World War I. The general has also given his name to the town's Adventure Park.
On the “scenic drive route” to the township of Monash where you will find the iconic Monash Adventure Park. The Park was reopened in 1996. Entrance to the park is free and it provides fun for all ages.
The Monash Adventure Park offers a giant maze, leaning climbing towers, flying foxes, a tree house, a rope bridge, basketball courts and just about any piece of play equipment your child or grandchild could imagine.
Facilities include a kiosk, toilets, free BBQ facilities and seating. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Riverland.
Opposite the park there is a chocolate factory, and the Monash Community Club. Monash also has a general store and “Mullers” butcher shop, well known for their delicious varieties of metwurst and fresh quality meat.
On your scenic drive you may wish to take a small detour onto “Hodges Road” where you will find the small boutique winery 919 Wines Call in and taste the portfoloio of award winning fortified wines and table wines from Mediterranean varieties. During vintage you can observe winemaking activites in action.
A short drive west takes the visitor to Barmera and Lake Bonney, which was the focus of world attention in 1964 when English swashbuckler Donald Campbell clocked 347.5 kph aboard his hydroplane, Bluebird; but failed to break the then world water speed record of 416.66 kph. An obelisk on Queen Elizabeth Drive commemorates Campbell's attempt. Source
Riverview Drive, Berri SA 5343
Phone: (08) 8582 5511 - Fax: (08) 8582 5522
Open: Mon-Fri 9.00am - 5pm
Weekends & Public holidays 10.00am-4.00pm
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