Experience the Riverland in South Australia, where the spirit of nature flows freely, water meanders peacefully, and serenity unfolds.
Experience a serene riverfront getaway along the southern banks of the mighty Murray River. Glide across the calm waters behind a speedboat, meander through gum trees, join winery tours, and embark on a delightful day cruise aboard a paddle steamer.
Explore the tranquil backwaters by canoe while casting a line into picturesque waters.
For intrepid desert travelers, the Riverland offers a refreshing sanctuary, catering to various camping preferences.
Embark on the Mighty Murray Way Road Trip to embrace a personal well-being journey within offering stillness and deep serenity.
Your unforgettable Riverland adventure begins here, why wait?
Select from more than 30 river-side camping and holiday park accommodations, all providing direct boat launch access. These scenic spots are spread along the 360km+ course of the Murray River as it winds through the Riverland, showcasing picturesque bends and charming elbows.
You can choose to camp on a working farm near the water in the northeast or opt for a secluded private campsite at the end of a challenging 4WD track near Barama; the options are plentiful.
Easily find supplies in the welcoming country communities of Berri, Loxton, Renmark, Waikerie, and Barmera within the Riverland Region.
Renmark: Known as the “Orchard Capital of Australia,” Renmark is a picturesque town on the banks of the Murray River. It offers beautiful riverfront parks, wineries, and cultural attractions.
Berri: Berri is a vibrant town in the heart of the Riverland, famous for its citrus fruit production. It has a thriving shopping district and is a great base for exploring the region.
Waikerie: Nestled among orange groves, Waikerie is known for its water sports and outdoor activities. It’s a popular spot for boating, fishing, and kayaking on the river.
Loxton: Loxton is renowned for its lush gardens and natural beauty. The Loxton Historical Village and the nearby Loxton Conservation Park are must-visit attractions.
Murray Bridge: While technically outside the Riverland region, Murray Bridge is often considered the gateway to the area. It’s a bustling town with riverfront attractions, including paddle steamer cruises.
Barmera: Barmera is a tranquil lakeside town located on Lake Bonney. It’s a fantastic place for water sports, birdwatching, and relaxation by the lake.
Cadell: Cadell is a small town known for its historical significance in paddle steamer history. You can learn about the river trade at the Cadell Museum.
Blanchetown: Blanchetown is home to the famous Blanchetown Bridge, a historic landmark. It’s a peaceful spot for fishing and enjoying river views.
Morgan: Morgan is a historic river town with a rich past in the riverboat trade. Explore its heritage and enjoy the scenic riverfront.
Paringa: Paringa is near Renmark and offers access to the Chowilla Game Reserve, a great place for camping and experiencing the region’s natural beauty.
OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES – RIVERLAND
Houseboat Adventure: Rent a houseboat and cruise along the Murray River, exploring its scenic beauty and tranquil waters.
Wine Tasting: Visit the Riverland’s renowned wineries and vineyards to sample some of Australia’s finest wines and enjoy picturesque vineyard views.
Kayaking and Canoeing: Paddle your way through the meandering waterways and backwaters of the Murray River for a peaceful and immersive nature experience.
Bird Watching: The Riverland is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with a diverse range of bird species to spot in the region’s wetlands and conservation areas.
Fishing: Cast a line and try your luck at catching native fish species like Murray cod and golden perch in the Murray River.
Orange Picking: Visit one of the many citrus orchards in the area, where you can pick your own oranges and enjoy fresh, juicy fruit.
National Parks: Explore the Riverland’s conservation parks, including the mallee landscapes of Murray River National Park and the unique flora of Gluepot Reserve.
Golfing: Play a round of golf at one of the region’s scenic golf courses, like the Renmark Golf Club, with stunning riverfront views.
Riverland Food Trail: Embark on a culinary adventure along the Riverland Food Trail, sampling fresh produce, cheeses, and delicious regional cuisine.
Cultural Experiences: Discover the rich indigenous culture of the region through art galleries, cultural tours, and events that celebrate the heritage of the local Ngarrindjeri people.
Immerse yourself in the region’s nature on a walking trail – there’s something for all experience levels.
Waikerie Clifftop Walk 1.8km stroll from downtown Waikerie to a viewpoint, tracing an ancient trail atop the cliffs, offering a superb vista of the River Murray and its winding floodplain.
Ngak Indau Wetland Trail 3km walk in Murray River National Park starts at the Lock 4 road car park, goes through Ngak Indau wetland to the river and back. Spot diverse birdlife including spoonbills, various ducks, herons, and whistling kites.
Lock 5 Loop Trail 6.7km trail for walking, cycling, and running along the riverbank starts near the Sturt Highway in Renmark, goes to the Paringa Bridge, and continues to Lock 5. The 1.6km section near the bridge is wheelchair accessible.
Visit Walking SA for more walking trails in the Riverland.