River Murray Dark Sky Reserve Credit South Australian Tourism Commission_1
On Sale Until: 31 Mar 2024
For Travel Between: 1 Jun 2023 – 31 Oct 2023, 1 Dec 2023 – 18 Dec 2023, 1 Feb 2024 – 31 Mar 2024

The River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve is Australia’s first, joining an elite group of less than 20 remarkable dark reserves around the world. The Reserve includes approximately 80 kilometres of the magnificent Murray River and surrounding region and offers some of the darkest skies on the planet. The good news is that you don’t need a telescope and fancy star gazing equipment in order to experience how incredible the stars can be in this region. A pair of binoculars are perfect or you can just sit back and look up.

Experience the wonder of the River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve with a 2 night stay at Mannum. The Mannum Motel is centrally located next to the mighty Murray River and is just 12 minutes from Palmer, the nearest location within the reserve.



2 nights at Mannum Motel ★★★ in a River View Room

-Complimentary Wi-Fi and car parking

Dark Sky Gold Stars Sunset Dinner

-Tour of the night sky by an astronomer on the Murray River clifftop

-Use of provided red torch lights and telescope to view the night sky

-Dinner at Swan Reach Hotel or Bowhill Store Main meal only)

Guided tour of Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Archaeological Cultural site

-3 days Avis  (Hyundai i30 or similar or similar) inclusive car hire+