Murray Bridge had a visit from a world leader on the weekend.

The world leader of Rotary International Ian Riseley made his only South Australian appearance at Murray Bridge on Saturday. 

Mr Riseley joined a ceremonial tree planting at Linear Park on Adelaide Road before he attended a forum and gala at the Murray Bridge town hall.

Murray Bridge Deputy Mayor Theo Weinmann said the opportunity to meet the world leader of such a prestigious organisation was an honour.

“Rotary International has a proud history in Murray Bridge and throughout the world,” he said.

“This organisation works tirelessly for the benefit of others in the community and we are honoured to host a visit from Mr Riseley during his only South Australian stop over during this trip and showcase some of the beauty to be found in our region.”