Mannum is a historic town on the west bank of the
Murray River in South Australia, 84 kilometres (52
mi) east of Adelaide. At the 2011 census, Mannum
had a population of 2,164. Mannum is the seat of
the Mid Murray Council, and is situated in both the
State Electoral District of Schubert and the federal
Division of Barker.
Set on the broad reaches of the Lower Murray,
Mannum is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from
Adelaide via the South Eastern Freeway or the
scenic route through Gumercha, Birdwood and
Palmer. Mannum enjoys some of the best cruising
waters on the entire Murray system and a number
of houseboat operations are based in the town.