welcome to


Birthplace of
the Australian
Paddle Steamer

welcome to


Birthplace of
the Australian
Paddle Steamer

Welcome to the Mannum Dock Discovery Centre, PS Marion and the Mannum Visitor Information Centre

Mannum Dock Discovery Centre acknowledges the Nganguraku people as traditional owners of this land. We aim to respect the cultural heritage, customs, beliefs and relationship to the land of all indigenous people.

Mannum Dock Discovery Centre, home of the fully restored Paddle Steamer Marion, presents river history at its best. The Paddle Steamer Marion is a fully restored heritage vessel built in 1897 and is one of the last operational, heritage, steam driven, wood fired, overnight passenger carrying side paddle steamers in the world.


The PS Marion & PW Mayflower have resumed their normal cruising schedule.
The Mannum Dock Discovery Centre remains CLOSED due to the recent flooding event.
Any enquiries please call the Mannum Visitor Information Centre on 08 8569 1303.
Thank you for your understanding.


The heritage listed Randell Dry Dock built in 1876 is believed to be the only floating dry dock of its kind left in the world.

It now needs your help. We have started a fundraising campaign to build a shelter to protect this red gum engineering feat to ensure it will last the tests of time and be protected from the elements.

If you would like to donate towards its preservation; please contact 08 8569 1303 or email mannumvic@psmarion.com

All donations are tax deductible.

If you would like to know more about the history of the Dry Dock: History of Randell Dry Dock

PS Marion Volunteers ad – Watch more PS Marion Videos HERE


MARCH 9th & 10th – one hour cruises

MARCH 22-24 – 2 night – 3 day cruise -$900pp twin share

MARCH 30 & 31- Easter One Hour Cruises

APRIL 19 – 22 – 3 night, 4 day – Photography Cruise $1200pp twin share

MAY 11 – Mannum to Murray Bridge $140pp

MAY 12 – Murray Bridge to Mannum – Mother’s Day Cruise $140pp

JUNE 9 – Truck & Ute Show – One Hour Cruises

SEPTEMBER 5-8 – Mannum to Morgan $1200pp twin share – TBC

SEPTEMBER 10-13 – Morgan To Mannum $1200pp twin share – TBC


Please visit our Facebook pages for the Full 2024 Cruise Schedule- or call the Mannum Visitor Information Centre on (08) 8569 1303




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