Enjoy a holiday in the Riverland
The Riverland is home to Australia’s longest river, the Murray River, found meandering between majestic cliff fronts, stunning conservation parks and picturesque landscapes. The region is full of wildlife with 140 bird species and iconic Australian animals, many native to the area. The Riverland is rich in Australian history and culture, a destination to appreciate in all its serenity.
The Mediterranean climate helps to create incredibly productive agricultural land, allowing an abundance of citrus fruit trees, stone fruit trees, almonds, avocados and olive oil plantations to flourish. Vineyards also line the region, supplying more than half of South Australia’s total crush. It is no surprise that wine production is second nature to the Riverland.
Food and Wine
Renmark and Berri are widely known for the cultivation of grapes, citrus fruits, nuts and vegetables which thrive in the Mediterranean conditions.
The Riverland is proud of its heritage and commitment to wine innovation. Vineyards flourishing amidst the warm, dry summers produce a third of Australia’s wine grape production. The region is most recognised for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Shiraz. Visit one of the many wine estates and enjoy a glass of local fine wine while overlooking the spectacular Murray River.
A favourite among visitors are the almond and pistachio nut plantations, unique to the area. Almondco Australia is globally recognised for producing more than 100 almond products at the almond-exclusive processing facility in Renmark, South Australia. Established in 1944, more than 85% of Australia’s almond growers supply the company which is now one of the most successful horticultural co-operatives in the nation and a leading marketing force behind the Australia almond industry. Tour the Almondco Almond Hut as the factory is hard at work and taste the fresh products for yourself!
The Murray River is a water sports paradise in the warmer months. It’s best to bring your own boat to join in on the skiing, wakeboarding and knee boarding fun. However, if you are looking to slow things down, houseboats are available for hire all year round, along with kayaks and canoes.
For those looking to slow things down a little, hire a kayak or canoe and explore the remarkable network of waterways weaving through national parks. Finish off your day with a Murray River cruise on a historic paddle steamer and experience the bygone era, or try your luck with the fishing rod and catch a Murray Cod for dinner.
The Riverland 18 Hole ‘Renmark Golf Course’ is something to behold with its magnificent fairways and beautifully presented grass greens. Kangaroos and emus are often found watching on from amongst the trees alongside the fairways. See the kangaroos with their joeys only metres away!
Lined with native trees and flowering shrubs, the Berri Golf Course presents a premier course, forgiving for less experienced golfers, yet challenging enough for those wanting to test their skills.
These impeccably maintained golf courses are among the best in South Australia.
Just 87kms from Adelaide, the Mannum Motel is situated next to the serene Murray River and will make you feel like you’re a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With 27 rooms, the motel offers a variety of room types for couples, twin share or family stay, with beautiful river view rooms available.
Located halfway between Renmark and Berri in South Australia’s Riverland region, Renmark Resort offers premium accommodation and quality dining, superbly located down a private entrance off the Sturt Highway. Enter alongside the picturesque 18-hole Renmark Golf Course, frequently visited by wild kangaroos watching over the guests and golfers.
The Big River Motor Inn, conveniently located along the Old Sturt Highway, offers motel-style accommodation set amongst the lush greens of the Berri Golf Course. With a comfortable 30 rooms, your stay is sure to be nothing less than enjoyable as personalised customer service is second nature to the Big River Motor Inn.
Just short of a 3-hour drive north-east from Adelaide, Berri Hotel offers quality accommodation, superbly located on the banks of the Murray River, in the heart of South Australia’s scenic Riverland region. Boasting panoramic views, the hotel offers a variety of budget, standard, hotel, family and deluxe rooms to suit every guest’s accommodation needs for both leisure or business travel.