Tooleybuc serves as a great place to have a break on the way from Sydney to Adelaide. Its well-maintained riverside park is popular among visitors and locals alike. If you've never stopped over before, I'd encourage you to do so next time you're on the road. As a bonus, you'll also get to see pistachio orchards as you come nearer to town.
Located by the Murray River, Mensforth Park offers not only a beautiful picnic area with an outdoor kitchen, BBQs, undercover deck and public toilets but also a relatively new playground for the kids. The river walk, which leads to the Tooleybuc Sporting Club, starts from here too. It's an easy peaceful stroll along sealed pathways. And, when you arrive at the club, be sure to check out its giant mallee root and dinosaur ant.
Constructed in 1924, the town's timber truss bridge has a vertical steel lift span and is one of only two such bridges over the Murray River. It is heritage-listed and can easily be viewed from the park. Until 1994, a bridge keeper lives in the nearby cottage with his family and operates the lift span for river traffic.
The Bridge Keepers Cottage has been restored and is now home to a community op shop. It was built of timber and tin in the 1930s. Do spend some time browsing through the available goods and perhaps even buying a thing or two. Next to the cottage, you'll find the original punt gate used between 1850 and 1921.