Riverland South Australia
Cruise among great little riverside towns in your own floating home on a Murray River holiday.
The Riverland is a couple of hours from Adelaide. There’s a good reason why nearly half of South Australia’s wine grapes (and 90 per cent of our oranges, stone fruits and nuts) are grown in the Riverland. It’s all the sunshine…
Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre:
The centre has rejuvenated the surrounding wetlands to attract birds. There are pelicans, black swans, blue-winged shovelers and rare white-eyed ducks for you to see. Take a walk on the boardwalk around the wetlands. Relax on the deck at the cellar door and café.
Riverland food and wine:
The Riverland is known as the engine room of Australia’s wine industry. It has a reputation for premium and boutique wines. Visit cellar doors at Hardy’s, Berri Estates (the southern hemisphere’s largest winery and distillery) and Angove’s. Taste stone fruit, citrus and almonds at roadside produce stalls throughout the region. Pickup a copy of the Riverland Wine and Food Trail Map at local visitor information centres.
Canoeing in the Riverland:
Paddle a canoe into the backwaters of the Murray River at the Loch Luna Game Reserve or Katarapko Creek in the Murray River National Park. It’s an easy paddle and suitable for children. Pick up a canoe trail brochure at local visitor information centres.
There are five top quality golf courses within 25 minutes of each other. The Riverland’s endless sunshine makes the links lush and great to play all year round. You’ll find these courses in Waikerie, Barmera, Berri, Loxton and Renmark.
Overland Corner Hotel:
Quench your thirst at one of South Australia’s most quirky historic hotels. The Overland Corner Hotel was built in 1859 and was originally an isolated frontier pub, frequented only by cattlemen driving cattle between South Australia and New South Wales. It includes a museum, nearby mines and a cemetery with resident ghosts.
Visitor Information Centres can give you more holiday ideas. You might like to visit Ruston’s Rose Garden, the Loxton Historical Village, Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum and Olivewood Estate.
Credit Samuel Herzog