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Learn more about the Riverland

Explore the Murray River from Renmark on a paddlesteamer, canoe, kayak, or houseboat. Enjoy the river at sunrise and sunset.

Clock on to river time
Discover stories of bushrangers and ghosts at the Historic Overland Corner Hotel. See Australia's largest rose garden and sample delicious fruits, chocolates, nuts and wines.

Clock on to "river time": a relaxed pace of living where the days stretch before you. The next boat departs whenever you want, lunchtime is whenever you're hungry and checkout is whenever you wake up.

Stunning conservation parks, a thriving fruit industry and the rush of water sports make the Riverland a great place to keep the family entertained.

Brochures and maps

Ready to start exploring? See our Riverland brochures and maps.

Blanchetown, Riverland

Find your own "river time" in the Riverland – a relaxed pace of living where the days stretch before you.

Set your own pace

Hire a canoe or kayak and paddle your way through the secluded backwaters of the Murray River. Explore at your own pace or take a guided tour. What you’ll discover will be truly breathtaking. Captain your own houseboat and cruise past ochre-coloured cliffs. Navigate through the oldest lock and weir system along the river. Dating back to the 1920s and 1930s, six locks in South Australia are still in use.

Sit back and relax on a luxury paddle steamer or chartered river cruise. Take-in the nature, history and culture of Australia’s greatest waterway.  With a number of historic working ferries, getting across or travelling along the river is easy. Today, 11 ferry crossings operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They’re free to use.

Good wine comes from good fruit
With irrigation from the Murray River and seemingly endless sunshine, the local produce in the Riverland is exceptional, whether it’s from a roadside stall or a local hotel.

Cool, crisp winter mornings and mild, sunny days produce the sweetest tasting navel oranges. In Berri, pick up olives, dukkah, quandongs and a bottle of wine at the largest winery and distillery in the southern hemisphere. See how wine, food and the environment come together at Banrock Station.
Catch of the day
Fishing is a popular pastime and callop, also known as golden perch or yellow belly, is a great eating fish. In the warmer months, try your luck at catching yabbies, which can be found in backwaters and creeks.

The Murray cod is a legendary, protected species. Refer to PIRSA Fisheries for more information before you cast a line. Set up camp along red-gum-lined creeks and riverbanks that stretch for thousands of kilometres. As night settles, cook your catch on a campfire and bunker down for the night.

Living the (backpacker's) dream

With endless sunshine, a laid-back lifestyle, great water sports and attractions; backpackers will see the real Australia in the Riverland.

The Riverland is South Australia’s largest fruit producing region and work is offered year-round, with seasonal jobs in orchards and vineyards. Backpacker hostels can be found in a number of Riverland towns, including Waikerie, Berri, Loxton, Kingston-on-Murray and Renmark.

All roads lead to the Riverland
The Riverland is easily accessible by car, campervan, coach or with a caravan. There are many ways to get to the region from Adelaide or the eastern states. The hard part is deciding what to do first when you get there.  

Blanchetown, the gateway to the Riverland, is less than two hours' drive from Adelaide. Most major towns are less than an hour away from there. Take Main North Road to the Sturt Highway (A20) and before you know it, you'll have arrived.

One big playground
Whether your passion is trekking through national parks, photographing stunning native birds, marvelling at the history of paddle power, or simply playing a round of golf, find out why people keep coming back to the river.  

Ask a local

The Visitor Information Centres located at Barmera, Berri, Loxton, Renmark and Waikerie are open seven days a week and the friendly staff are always on hand to help you with your plans, so drop in and say hi.

Visit the Destination Riverland website for more local information about the Riverland.

Art for all five senses in South Australia

Treat your eyes at the Art Gallery or join-in the celebrations at Adelaide Oval – host to a smorgasbord of world-famous musical and sporting acts.

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Open your eyes, your ears and your mind to the festivals of Adelaide. Eat, drink laugh and live in the fast lane – step out and step into the fun.

Murray River - float at your own pace

Drift along at your own pace on the Murray River. Get out on the water with Unforgettable Houseboats, drop in for a drink at Caudo Vineyards and Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery, or simply find a perch and watch the world flow by.

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