Don't forget to register for Floatfest!
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Floatfest is HERE!  10 days to go!

Time to dust off those kayaks and canoes in preparation for #Floatfest16!
We've been busy developing more activities on water for 2016, including: long and short canoe courses held by the Marathon Canoe Club of SA, sunrise and sunset tours with Canoe the Coorong, and the Pretoria Hotel Paddle Dash!

Help us beat our 2015 record of 156!

It would be even better if we could beat the Unite on the Swan (WA) record from April 10th 2016 who achieved around 300! So let's accept the challenge!

Be a part of our record attempt on Sunday 1st May at 1:45 pm!

Win a $150 Ray's Outdoors Voucher!

Tell us in 25 words or less "What your ideal Murray River getaway would be"

Unforgettable Houseboat Holiday - Major prize

All registrations automatically go in the draw to win an Unforgettable Houseboat Holiday valued at $2,490.

Unforgettable 4 (pictured above) will become your ultimate weekend get away on the beautiful Murray River. Terms and Conditions apply.

Want to view what you're winning?
Unforgettable 4 will be joining four other houseboats open for inspection at #Floatfest16!

Pretoria Hotel

Great Eats!

Visit the Pretoria Hotel and enjoy a break overlooking the Murray River. Pop on over for lunch or dinner over the Floatfest weekend - who knows what you'll find!

Duck into the front bar area to view the 1956 flood line - would you have been able to stand or would you have been swimming?
Canoe SA / OPAL workshops 2015

Canoe SA Canoe Workshops

Canoe SA will be holding canoe/kayak workshops for you to hone your skills.

Paddle your own canoe

Learn some paddling skills in a fun activity Canoe SA. For 12 – 16 year olds. BYO kayak/canoe or one can be provided for you – limit 10.

Water Confidence

Feel comfortable with being able to paddle you craft and perform a rescue learn some basic methods for avoiding capsize and what to do if one occurs. 16 years or older.

BYO kayak/canoe or one can be provided for you – limit 6

Cost: Free
Bookings essential: (08) 8569 0100

Ray's Outdoors team at Floatfest 2015

Ray's outdoors

Our friends at Ray's Outdoors will have a pop up store with a variety of camping, fishing and kayaking gear.

Take the pop up tent challenge - the fastest time will win a special goody from the team!

Head over to Rays to get all your camping gear sorted!

PS Marion

PS Marion Cruises

The PS Marion will be steaming all weekend.

Jump on a one hour short cruise at:

  • 10:30 am
  • 12 noon
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3 pm
Tickets from $15.00
Devonshire tea available for an additional $6.00

Short cruise and Mannum Dock Museum entry $20.00

Other things to do!

  • Monarto Zoo
  • Cottage Box Chocolates
  • Mannum Dock Museum
  • Mannum Waterfalls
  • the Bunyip
  • visit 44 on Randell St
  • Walk some of the Lavender Federation Trail
  • Visit an art gallery
  • Old Tailem Town
  • The Big Olive
  • Swanport Wetlands
  • and much much more!
Canoe the Coorong

Canoe the Coorong... We Mean River!

Join us in welcoming the Canoe the Coorong crew to the Murray River for their first tours on the river for Floatfest!

Join the crew for a sunrise or sunset tour being held on both days to help you get pumped for Floatfest!

Need a canoe/kayak to take part in the event? Hire your kayak from Canoe the Coorong from $55 per day!

Feeling a little unsure about your paddling skills? Join in on the Floatfest intro to kayaking and guided ferry crossing tour.

Book your tour!

Mannum Dock Museum Blacksmith Day

Mannum Blacksmith Days - Sun 1st May

Randell's Steam Works Shed in operation. Marvel at the quiet operation of the Key Beam Engine, an important example of early engineering and one of the oldest heritage listed items on the Murray River.
Black Smith Shop in operation, teaching our youth as to the history of manufacturing and the hardships associated with metal production from years ago.
Murray Bridge Resort, Caravan Park and Marina

Accommodation deals for Floatfest!

The Murray Bridge Resort, Caravan Park and Marina have a Floatfest Special - Save 5% when you mention "Floatfest".
River Shack Rentals
Other accommodation options include shacks on the Murray River. Check out River Shack Rentals and Aruma River Resort for your Floatfest getaway!
Red Dragon Embroidery

Floatfest Merchandise!

The team from Red Dragon Embroidery will be joining us to provide Floatfest merchandise for the first time! Look for their truck at Mary Ann Reserve!
Find our #Floatfest16 Instagram frame near the Registration tent and share your photos with us on Facebook or Instagram using the Official Floatfest 2016 hashtag:

Mighty Murray Way Touring Route

Want to break up your weekend? Why not follow the Mighty Murray Way along the river! There's a list of things you can do along the Murray River!
Don't forget Floatfest provides a safe environment to get out on the water and enjoy the Murray River!

Get your registration form here!
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