Places to See, Activites & Things to Do

Tailem Bend is an hour from Adelaide where the highway junction separates to the Dukes Highway, Princes Highway and the Mallee Highway. An easy drive on the South Eastern freeway and you will be relaxing by the water’s edge of the Murray River, fishing on your own private jetty or kayaking on the river.

An ideal stop over before heading off or on your way back from Kangaroo Island or visiting the Fleurieu Peninsula.
The Bend Motor Sport Park is an under construction motor racing circuit near Tailem Bend only a 10 minute drive from Washpool Retreat, due to have its first race in 2017.

Visit the following websites for more information: The Bend Motor Sport Park

Take a relaxing river cruise from Murray Bridge or Mannum on board a paddle boat. Visit the following websites:

Goolwa & Monarto Zoo

Take a day trip and visit Goolwa, (1 hour) a historic river port hear the Murray Mouth and joined by a bridge to Hindmarsh Island. Visit and take a day trip on the ”Spirit of the Coorong” from Goolwa wharf through to the Coorong National Park or “Spirit of the Murray” from Mannum to Goolwa.

Visit Monarto Zoo the largest free range zoo in the world and only a 40 minute drive from Washpool Retreat. Visit their website.

Wine, Cheese, Olive Tasting

If you would like to spend the afternoon wine/olive tasting visit The Big Olive at Tailem Bend (weekdays only), Willow Point winery over the Tailem Bend ferry towards Murray Bridge or Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills wineries are a 30 minute drive, or you can visit the Barossa Valley wine region an hour’s drive. Visit the following websites for more information.