Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mannum, South Australia

I recently spent a day in Mannum, a picturesque country town nestled along the banks of the River Murray in South Australia. This three minute video uses photographs, video footage and sound to 'paint a picture' of this delightful town, which is less than 90 minutes from the centre of Adelaide.

In the video can be seen two ferries used to transport vehicles and pedestrians across the Murray 24-hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year. House boats are available for hire in Mannum and other towns along the river, and are very popular with city dwellers and visitors to the region. The area is a bird watchers delight with all manner of native birds calling the river or its environs home. 

Most of the bird sounds on the video belong to the native, Major Mitchell Cockatoo, large white birds that nest along the river in their thousands. Also seen in the video are several pelicans, and the numerous seagulls which, despite being many miles from the ocean, seem to have also made the area home.


  1. Hi Jim

    I just recently discovered your travel blog, and I like it immensely. I love the posts on Ikaria: well, I am of Ikarian heritage!

    Here is a link to my first attempt at blogging: http://digital-trekker.blogspot.com.au/

    It's my first trip to Vietnam. Check it out. I have nowhere near the amazing number of visits or hits you have, but I'm hoping to increase the numbers gradually.
    I have a lot to learn yet about promotion. Hopefully, some of your followers might wander over and give my blog a look.

    Keep up the great work.

  2. Hi Yiannis, Thanks for dropping by and checking out my blog, and welcome to the world of blogging. I hope your own blog goes well. I've just had a quick look at it and I am very impressed. The photos are especially good. Looking forward to more great travel posts.


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