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
Did you know that the Riverland produces a quarter of Australia’s wine grapes and 95% of South Australia’s citrus production? Visit a handful of cellar doors and taste some of the local varieties including Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Follow the Destination Riverland Cellar Door Trail or make up your own! Start at Burk Salter and work your way along the trail, all the way through to Nelwood Wines. The Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery is the last suggested destination. Located in a 100-year-old woolshed, the microbrewery produces a unique batch of Amazon Ale. Opened in 2009, the Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery offers tours by appointment.
Mannum Dock Museum
Open 7 days a week, the Mannum Dock of River History Museum can be found on the banks of the Murray River. The museum consists of the PS Marion, Randell Dry Dock, Key’s Beam Engine and the Mannum Visitors Centre. Wander through the museum and discover a range of exhibits such as the Major Floods showcasing the rich history and culture of the region. The museum tells a story of the river from conception with fossilised sea creatures, through to the river trade and growth. The Museum is a collaborative effort of images and objects that have been donated by past and present residents.
Join a tour and discover the hidden beauty of the creeks and lagoons around Renmark. Book a guided tour or hire a kayak and explore at your own leisure. Enjoy a sunset tour and relax as you watch the local birdlife nest for the night whilst the sky changes from blue to pink. Travel to the wetlands for a one-hour guided tour or indulge your adventurous spirit with a moonlight tour and paddle under the full moon.
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.
The Big River Golf and Country Club, previously Big River Motor Inn, conveniently located along Shiell Road, 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 Golf and Country Club.
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.