Nestled amongst broad-acre farms, vineyards and vibrant citrus groves is the hub of South Australia’s fruit industry. Affectionately known as the town where the sun shines year round, it’s the perfect place to sample the local stone fruit, ginger beer, delicate preserves, olive oil and wild dukkah at Illalangi Gourmet Foods. With its name derived from the local indigenous meaning of ‘many wings’, the area fittingly showcases a variety of rare birds. Spot the native birdlife from the rooftop of your very own houseboat or spend the day on the (aqua) playground water-skiing or fishing. For a more modern stay, unwind in the architecturally designed Villas at the pristine Waikerie golf and country club.