This relaxed holiday town is nestled on the cliffs of the Murray and features two bridges spanning the majestic waterway. Blanchetown is made up of river shacks and uncrowded stretches of calm water ideal for activities all year round, on or off the water.
Blanchetown is where the Murray River's lock and weir water flow management system starts. The system was constructed along the river in the 1920's and 1930's to help control the water level so that cargo and paddle steamers would always be able to navigate the waterways.
The old bridge in the town gives and excellent view of Lock 1 and circling above are hundreds of hungry pelicans that love to feed on the schools of fish near the spillway. Although Blanchetown's towering cliffs are famous for the grand views of their changing colours, closer inspection reveals fossilised treasures such as starfish, shells and fish.