06 May 2020

Explore the Riverland with our three-day intinerary.

Trek along ochre-coloured cliffs, taking-in stunning Murray River views on a three-day road trip to Headings Cliff and through the RiverlandSlow down and get back to nature in the Riverland. Captain your own houseboat and cruise past ochre-coloured cliffs or hire a canoe or kayak and paddle your way through the secluded backwaters of the Murray River. Experience the Murray River’s natural beauty with our three-day Riverland itinerary.

Day one

Check into the Frames Luxury Apartments

The Frames, RiverlandSituated in South Australia’s Riverland, three hours’ drive away from Adelaide, The Frames is made-up of three separate luxury retreats, each boasting their 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. If you're downriver in Waikerie, unwind in the architecturally designed Villas at the pristine Waikerie golf and country club. Here's more accommodation options in the Riverland.

Discover the famed Twenty Third Street Distillery

Twenty Third Street Distillery, Riverland

Once you’ve unpacked, make the nine-minute journey to the Riverland’s famed Twenty Third Street Distillery. With roots extending back to 1914, the distillery has been reignited with new creative passion, making a range of award-winning gins, brandies, whiskies and vodkas. Take advantage of the beautiful Riverland sunshine and enjoy lunch and a cocktail or two out on the lawns.

See the Riverland at its most photogenic from Headings Cliff Lookout 

Headings Cliff Lookout, Murray River Walk, Riverland

Admire the mighty Murray River from Headings Cliff Lookout. Lose track of time, surrounded by ancient red gum forest, river channels and abundant birdlife.

Headings Cliff is a key location on the epic Murray River Walk. Officially one of the Great Walks of Australia, it’s a four-day, three-night trek along the creeks, wetlands and riverbanks of the Murray. The walk is led by a team of expert guides, with private accommodation on a modern 10-berth houseboat included.

Day two

Explore Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre

Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre, Riverland

40 minutes’ drive away from The Frames, Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre is set among an impressive wetland environment. Stroll down scenic walking trails, enjoy a spot of bird watching and discover native wildlife. Top it off at their cellar door with lunch and a glass or two of their fruit-driven innovative wine.

Visit Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery

Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery, Riverland

20 kilometres north of 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, bottle of local brew in-hand.

Watch the sun set at Barmera's Lake Bonney

Lake Bonney, Riverland by @sam_markham_ (via IG)The tortured trees of Lake Bonney have been photographer favourites for decades with evening skies acting as the perfect backdrop. In summer months, Barmera is a magnet for swimmers, water skiers and boaters. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more picturesque spot to enjoy a local Twenty Third Street gin and watch the sun disappear.

Day three

Set-off on a canoe adventure

Canoeing on the Murray River

Departing from Berri, Canoe Adventures will take you on a guided tour of the beautiful Murray River and its amazing wetland system. Spot kangaroos, possums and a wide variety of birds, passing through areas only accessible by canoe.

Stop for a drop at Caudo Vineyard on your way home

Wakeboarding at Caudo Vineyards, Riverland

An hour’s drive from Berri, Caudo Vineyard is the perfect place to stop for a drop on the way back to Adelaide. Sip summery red and white sangria while watching wakeboarders and skiers zoom by. If you’re feeling peckish, pair it with a delicious local tasting platter or cook your own lunch on their tabletop BBQs. 

Linger longer

Start planning your Riverland adventure and check out how the river is looking right now in Berri, Barmera, Loxton, Renmark and Waikerie here and stay up to date with the latest river flow information here. Three days is just enough time to revel in the Riverland, but there’s so much more to explore. Check out our Riverland essentials below and extend your stay.


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