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'Paddles to the Ready'

Floatfest 2015 is all go!!   May 2nd & 3rd.

Wow can you believe its February already?  That means Floatfest is less than 3 months away!   

We've seen our Official hashtag being used and we are loving it!! Keep up the good work.  #Floatfest15

Bazza the Bunyip
We are very excited to have Bazza the Bunyip coming to Floatfest to help us with the count and other things!  
He will be giving away prizes on the Sunday morning of Floatfest.  Stay tuned over on our Facebook Page to see just what he will be giving away!

Earlybird Registrations
Earlybird Registrations are open. If you haven’t already make sure you download the registration form and send it in with your payment.  BY REGISTERING for Earlybird, you go into the draw to WIN A KAYAK!   


Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 25th February - Official Media Launch at Ray's Outdoors Enfield Friday 10th & Saturday 11th April - Rundle Mall - winner of Earlybird Prize Drawn, Exhibits, Information & More.

How can you get involved?

  • Extend the Floatfest invitation to your regional and interstate friends and family!  Why not plan a Family Weekend on the river while joining us for Floatfest!
  • Register for Earlybird! To be in the draw for winning THIS KAYAK
  • Share the ‘Save the Date’ image on Facebook (and make sure you’ve ‘liked the Floatfest page!).
  • Book your accommodation in the Region for the weekend.For information on where to stay check out, and If you’re coming up, why not stay and play?
  • Thinking of making a longer trip? Go to for more holiday ideas.
Want to come and stay & play?  Look what is on offer!  

Murraylands Region Experiences

Houseboat Holidays

Enjoy the Murray River and all it has to offer at your own pace, on your own boat, loving life your way!   Houseboat Holidays are great for couples, families, teams and more!  There is a houseboat to suit every requirement.   CLICK HERE to view the Houseboats available in the region.  (Pictured Houseboat: Unforgettable Houseboats)

Big Bend Tour
Aruma River Resort

Get up close & personal with Kangaroos, wombats, & emus in their natural habitat, and have a high (safe) viewing point to see thousands of spiders eyes lit up by spotlights.  Or enjoy a ski with BBQ facing the famous big bend cliffs. 

Big Bend By Night can even arrange luxury transfers to and from the Airport,wine tours of the Barossa, or even a out back pub tour all from Aruma.  CLICK HERE to visit the Aruma River Resort Website.


Monarto Zoo

Visit Monarto Zoo, just outside of Murray Bridge.  Monarto is the largest open-range zoo in the world spanning more than 1,000 hectares of fauna and flora.  There is much to see and do as a visitor, and you can even do extra special things such as watch different animal shows, take a bus ride into the lions den and more!  CLICK HERE for more information.

Local Shops - Serenity Nursery

The old stone buildings at Serenity Nursery have been brought to life with plants, homewares and more!   They stock an abundance of healthy plants and unique garden wares adorn the lush paradise.  It's just one of the must visit shops in Murray Bridge.   CLICK HERE to visit their website. 

Murray Bridge Farmers Market

Love Markets?  You'll love the fresh produce and goodies at the Murray Bridge Farmers Market.  Open every Saturday 8am till 12:00pm at the Local Government Centre cnr. Seventh Street and Mary Tce . Entry is FREE!  CLICK HERE for more details.

Till next time.
Jen Whitehorn, MRTA Chair 

M: 0448 533 147  E:

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