Tour Description

The Round House

Where the River meets the road…

Cost: $88 per person.

Imagine the romance of the early paddle-steamer days, with steam whistles sounding across the waterway. This is the era we return to on our day tour this month.

Back in 1874 Murray Bridge was just a plan – the idea was to create the very first permanent bridge to span the Murray. This plan was put into action, and the superintendent overseeing the construction on the new bridge needed somewhere to live. So the Round House was built – the very first substantial building in Murray Bridge.

Why is it called the Round House? You’ll have to come on our tour and discover why! The building is lovingly maintained by volunteers, and they’ll be showing us through the building with its lovely views over the river. You’ll also hear of the various purposes this building has been used for.

After a fascinating tour we adjourn to the local Community Club for a hearty meal. The Club is in a great location – right on the banks of the Murray River in Sturt Reserve.

After lunch we meander home towards Adelaide, enjoying the lush and green countryside, fresh from winter rains (while nice and warm inside our tour vehicle!).

Don’t get stuck inside your four walls this August – escape with us on a great day out!