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Morgan lies on the immense bend where the River Murray turns south to the sea. In the 1880's it was briefly one of the busiest river ports on the Murray/Darling system, where paddle steamers met the railway line to Adelaide. With the railway line closed and the river traffic now reduced to houseboats and water-skiers, Morgan these days is a much quieter place, a centre for the local wine, sheep and fruit-growing industries, also catering for tourists and a holiday-home community.
Morgan has plenty to keep the visitor entertained. Morgan Lookout provides scenic views of the town and the Murray. Fans of history will enjoy the Morgan Museum, while nature lovers can explore Morgan Conservation Park, located across the Murray from town and accessible by vehicular ferry. The park contains forests of Red Gum, Black Box and Lignum, with grasses on the forest floor being a haven for birdlife.