Mallee Estate Wines
FOLLOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S LONGEST RIVERS FROM THE EVER-CHANGING RIVERLAND TO THE MURRAY MOUTH.
The Murray River flows more than 2500 kilometres from the Snowy Mountains to the Southern Ocean in South Australia. Discover the Mighty Murray Way and follow the laid back rhythm of one of the world’s longest rivers. Through its changing landscapes from the Riverland to the Murray Mouth, cruise along the river and discover stunning scenery and see how life has evolved along the majestic Murray. From rich Aboriginal culture, to microbreweries and gourmet produce, riverboats and cruises, start exploring with our guide to the best things to see and do along the Might Murray Way between Renmark and Loxton. Download the Mighty Murray Way road trip map and start exploring.
RENMARK TO LOXTON
Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery
A quick trip from Renmark, the Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery is located in the historic 100 year-old shearing sheds of Wilkadene Station. Its rich history, stunning riverfront location and beautiful gardens make it the perfect place to kick back and relax with a bottle of local brew in-hand. Settle in for the afternoon with a river time session pale or something stronger like the firehouse coffee stout - made with Riverland roasted coffee - and drink in the spectacular views and friendly, relaxed atmosphere. There's also wine to choose from or a range of hard lemonade, rude ruby and ciders.
Fancy a tasting of locally made gin or brandy? Clock in at the impressive 23rd Street Distillery for a range of experiences to open your senses to new dimensions and flavours. Or in the theme of good spirits, head to Angove, home of St Agnes Brandy, and swill some organic local wines from the region's oldest winery. Complete your tasting tour with a stop-off at Mallee Estate, where the Markeas family will cook up up a greek feast at their restaurant Eleni's, while you enjoy a local drop in their barrel room over a game of darts. Pep up with a cup of freshly roasted coffee from Arrosto Coffee or head over to the Renmark Club for fresh and locally sourced produce and a stunning view of the river. Looking to make camp for the night? The Frames is made up of three separate luxury retreats, each boasting its own sense of style and stunning artwork throughout. Each retreat features its own private outdoor area overlooking the beautiful Murray River, as well as heated pools, spas, saunas and BBQs.
The Riverland is home to numerous backwaters, creeks and lagoons that are best explored by canoe or kayak. Weave your way into the narrow wetlands and take picnic supplies for a tranquil waterfront lunch where kangaroos, emus, koalas, goannas and birds will be your only company. For the intrepid, go on a self-guided 'canoe camping' expedition with Canoe Adventures or jump on a sunset kayak tour with Canoe the Riverland to spend more time in nature learning about the river’s biodiversity.
Ever wanted to travel back in time? Take a trip back to the past and experience what life was like for the pioneers of the region at Loxton’s The Village. Perfect for a family exploration, uncover the stories of the region’s early settlers with sheep shearing demonstrations, tractor parades and live demonstrations at the bakery and blacksmith shop - before heading to the kid friendly Pioneer Playground. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, indulge in the region’s vast variety of produce - from its iconic citrus farms to bulk production wines - like Salena Estate. This family-owned company boasts an extensive range of wines full of flavor and character. Alongside their cellar door is a delicious Italian restaurant, Cucina 837 at Salena, that showcases the family's Italian heritage and connection to good food and wine, with fresh homemade pasta and wood oven pizzas.