Morgan was our first view of the mighty Murray River, just where it bends dramatically south. However we plan to follow the river east, using the fabulous free ferry trips to explore the Riverland region.
The measurements of the different Murray River floods show that 1956 was a very bad year around here!
Morgan is a small but delightful town with a yummy bakery (think hot cross buns just out of the oven), and 2 hotels within walking distance of the caravan park – very civilised. Most impressed with the Commercial’s annual camp oven team cook-off – would like to experience that!
The old wharf precinct is also being restored. Suffice to say we LOVED Morgan and our introduction to river cliff views and learning about the paddle steamer era of the 19th century when this town was the busiest inland port in Australia.
However although it is fun to be a tourist in this region, we want to understand the Murray-Darling Basin controversy. We only hear about these problems at election time but these 2 rivers span 4 states so nothing is simple! Time for some research… please let us know if you can recommend a good overview?