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The Morgan Information
& Resource Centre
Please do not hesitate to contact us at 10 Fourth Street, Morgan, Ph: 08 8540 2643
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org a/h 0448 403 113
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Morgan Information and Resource Centre
Located on Fourth Street, the Morgan Information and Resource Centre offers public
toilets, internet facilities and a wide range of publications to assist with your visit to
this historic town.
Run by the Morgan Community Development and Tourism Association, the centre is
staffed by locals prepared to answer your questions based on their extensive knowl-
edge of the area.
The centre is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, and Saturdays and Sundays,
10am to 12 noon.
For more information, phone 8540 2643 or 0448 403 113 (after hours).
Located in the old railway buildings near the Morgan river front, the museum con-
tains an impressive display of memorabilia.
The Landseer Building, once a shipping agent’s storehouse, is filled with a remarkable
collection of old horse-drawn wagons and a display showing the history and develop-
ment of the Morgan to Whyalla pipeline.
For more information, phone 8540 2641.
Morgan Heritage Walk
Take a walk around Morgan to explore its rich river history and unique identity.
Founded in 1878, the river port has been an integral part of South Australia’s history.
The historic walk features 46 landmarks and includes the former soldiers memorial
hospital, ferry terminus, town morgue and cemetery, train station platform, ticket
office, railway track, wharf, station master’s residence, police station and Bank of
Maps are available at the Morgan Information and Resource Centre.
The facility is part of the One Library Management System, meaning visitors can
return any borrowed books at another library.
Resources available include geocaching (finding treasures via GPS co-ordinates) and
The library is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to 5pm (closed 12 noon
to 1pm), Fridays from 9am to 12 noon and Saturdays from 8am to 11am. It is closed
on public holidays.
For more information, phone 8540 0090.
Old Wharf Craft Shop
One of Morgan’s newest attractions, the Old Wharf Craft Shop is staffed by volun-
teers at the old railway station on the town’s river front.
The shop features the works of more than 20 craft enthusiasts, with items for sale
including paintings, photographs, souvenirs, clothing, quilt work and other hand-
Out of the proceeds, 10 per cent goes towards maintaining the Morgan Museum.
The Old Wharf Craft Shop is open from Monday to Sunday, 10am to 2pm.
Paddle steamer Canally
The historic ps Canally is being returned
to its former glory by a restoration com-
mittee, with more than $200,000 spent
on the project so far.
Mid Murray Council allocated a further
$60,000 towards the works in its
The Canally is visible from the Morgan
Wharf and features the restored shell of
a 1907 paddle steamer retrieved from
Euston, New South Wales, several years
Anyone interested in assisting with the
project can phone Phil on 0409 608 538.
Morgan Conservation Park
The Morgan Conservation Park consists
of a system of lagoons, swamps, creeks
and River Murray anabranches bordered
by river red gum woodlands.
The park’s wetlands provide excellent
opportunities for canoeing and watch-
ing the numerous species of birdlife that
inhabit the area.
Look out for the regent parrots, pelicans
and white-faced herons.
The park also provides peaceful camping
areas and is a short drive from Morgan
via the ferry.
It is open 24 hours, seven days per week.
Phone 8595 2111 for more information.
Camping on the town’s river front
is available at the Morgan Riverside
The park’s facilities include a car park,
barbecue area, boat ramp, kiosk, laun-
dry, playground, swimming pool and
com.au or phone 8540 2207 for more
Water sports and activities
Locals and visitors alike are able to enjoy
the River Murray in a variety of ways at
The town has a designated swimming
area, and speed boats towing wake-
boarders, kneeboarders and water
skiers are a regular sight from the river
Kayaking and jet skiing are also popular
ways of spending time on the river.
Morgan Riverside Caravan Park offers
knee board, life jacket and canoe hire.
Phone 8540 2207.
The Morgan Riverside Caravan Park also
offers a mini golf course for locals and
Cost is $3 per person. Phone 8540
2207 or visit the park on Main Road,
River front playground
Mid Murray Council recently updated
the site with themed recreational pieces
in a dedicated junior play section.
The playground is part of the Morgan
Riverfront Precinct Project and aims
to highlight the history and culture of
Morgan’s rail transport days.
A station house fitted with slides, a
model of the Duchess of Gloucester (the
last train to arrive in Morgan), a swing
and wobble bikes are among the colour-
ful new additions.
Seating is located around the play-
ground’s perimeter for parents to sit and
enjoy the river views.
The Morgan Information and Resource
Centre also recommends the following:
q Ferry rides
q Fishing, yabbying
q Picnicking, river front barbecue
q Historic cemetery
q Football oval
q Cricket nets
q Tennis court
q Skateboard ramp
q Fossil hunting
q Kite flying
q Star gazing
For more information,
phone the centre on 8540 2643.
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