Mannum Floatfest to attempt Guinness World Record

02 May 2015

Minister Kyam Maher
Acting Minister for Tourism

This weekend the Murray River will host more than 2100 floating vessels all participating in a Guinness World Record attempt at Floatfest 2015.

The world record attempt for the most kayaks and canoes in one place will be held Sunday morning.

Acting Tourism Minister Kyam Maher said Floatfest 2015 was a wonderful opportunity for people to get out on the Murray River and experience the wonderful lifestyle the Murray has to offer.

“Last year Floatfest set a South Australian record for the most kayaks and this year we are aiming for the world record for the most floating kayaks in one place,” Mr Maher said.

“It is a great chance to get out on the River and share some fun with your family and friends and it is still not too late to enter as registrations are still open today and Sunday.”

Canoe SA will be conducting workshops for the more inexperienced paddlers and will also give visitors an opportunity to come and try kayaking and canoeing plus other activities. There will also be stalls, markets and regional food.

The heritage paddle steamer the PS Marion will offer short cruises during the weekend departing from Mannum and there will be stalls crammed with regional food and wine.

Floatfest will be held on the Murray River at Mannum on 2nd and 3rd May

For further information visit the Floatfest 2015 website.

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