Where to Stay for the Purnong Water Regatta & Floatfest



Houseboat Hirers Association

Houseboat Hirers Association presents over 80 fully licensed hire drive River Murray Houseboats for bookings.

We know the boats and the river and can help with all aspects of your holiday.

All our Houseboats on the Murray River are fully licensed, surveyed and insured.



Shacks/Holiday Homes

Situated along the Murray River in South Australia, less than 1 hour East of Adelaide, we have a wide range of River Properties available for short term rental.

Whether you want a “River Shack” to get away from it all – or a “home” that would rival many 5 star city properties. Imagine the feeling of that last water ski before the sun goes down on the wide expanse of the River Murray, followed by the smell and sounds of friendship as the BBQ starts to sizzle – it’s not hard to imagine you are the only ones for miles around – and it is a good chance you are!



Mannum Motel

Mannum Motel is located overlooking the Murray River, with Paddle boats, river cruises, museum, steam engine displays, antique stores, playgrounds and more all close by.

Being situated at the end of the main street of Mannum, most facilities are within easy walking distance of the Mannum Motel.



Pretoria Hotel

The Pretoria Hotel offers relaxed, pub accommodation in the heart of Mannum. The hotel is a one stop shop with accommodation, meals in the bistro 7 days a week, entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays; all in a stunning setting on the banks of the Murray River.

Each room has been lovingly restored to its former glory with all the modern facilities you need, including free Wi-Fi, flat screen television and air-conditioning. Rooms are serviced daily. A light breakfast of Cereal and Orange Juice plus Vittoria Oro and Espresso Coffee Pods included in the tariff.




Lakeside Camping Ground @ Caurnamont

(Pictured Right)

2 nights $50

Find them and book on Facebook here


Purnong Oval Camping

$20 per carload
Book via krissims@midmurrayservices.com.au or at the Information Desk at the Caurnamont Boat Ramp during the Purnong Water Regatta and Floatfest

Purnong Oval


Mannum Riverside Caravan Park

(20 minute drive to Caurnamont/Purnong)

From $22 per night

Call 08 8569 1402 or visit




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To find more info about the region, what to do, where to stay and more visit our region's tourism website


Bolto & Haythorpe Reserve (Mannum)

Situated just over the ferry from Mannum on the east side of the river are Bolto and Haythorpe Reserves camping grounds. These picturesque camping grounds are located on the riverbank between Khartoum Road and the river for Bolto Reserve and Hunter Road and the river for Haythorpe Reserve.

Both Reserves offer the unique style of bush camping, yet are still a short ferry ride to all the facilities and tourist attractions that Mannum has to offer. No bookings are required, simply turn up, set up and enjoy. Camping at the reserves is currently $10 per vehicle, per night payable by a coin operated ticket machine located at each reserve. Each reserve has toilet facilities and Haythorpe Reserve also has an RV dump point facility for use free of charge.

Haythorpe reserve