Local historic walks around Tailem Bend

By Foot

River Bend Heritage Trail

A 25 kilometre loop trail along the Murray River, between Tailem Bend and Wellington. Allow approx. 7-8 hours for full loop.

Walking this Trail takes you to JERVOIS where it loops around the old JERVOIS SCHOOL that opened it’s doors in 1940 around into Kellet street where you will go past the JERVOIS HALL that was built in 1930 and is still in use today then back along the road to Historical WELLINGTON which has the oldest Hotel and still trading, in SA, from there you walk to the “Old WELLINGTON COURTHOUSE”then it’s across the old/new ferry crossing that has many tales to tell, then just a short walk to the entrance into EAST WELLINGTON.Follow the signs up into PANGARINGA BOTANIC GARDEN of native trees, out past the Old East Wellington CEMETERY that dates back to the 1800’s,(you can look in here, but please be careful)then follow the signs that take you through the PINE FORREST then out onto the River cliffs a top the mighty MURRAY RIVER and back to Tailem Bend.

River Bend Heritage Walking Trail Brochure – pdf


Walks in the region around Tailem Bend

Meningie’s Pelican Path

This 400 metre path meanders along the lakefront of Lake Albert, providing views of the lake and birdlife, and historical and cultural interpretation of the area.

Coorong Country Walks

A range of great walks are found around the Coorong National Park. These include short 1 hour walks to over night treks in the heart of the Coorong National Park near Salt Creek.

Peake Historic Walk

With 12 attractions to see, this walk threads its way through the small town of Peake. Be sure to pick up a brochure from the information bay before you start.

Tintinara Walking Trail

A short 30 minute walk, accessible from the Southern parking bay on the Dukes Hwy. Winding through bushland, this is a haven for flora and fauna.