Riverland Towns

The Murray River’s riverside towns are as diverse as the magnificent waterway they line. Scroll down to view towns or click on an icon below to view more towns.

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Kingston on Murray

Leisurely cruise or paddle the backwaters of Chambers Creek, get your eco tourism fix or relax at a riverfront caravan park.
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Kingston On Murray

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Kingston On Murray

Leisurely cruise or paddle the backwaters of Chambers Creek, get your eco tourism fix or relax at a riverfront caravan park. 

Named after Charles Kingston who was Premier of South Australia from 1893-99 and originally called Kingston, the town was part of the new village settlement scheme started in the 1890s. The tag ‘on-Murray’ was added to distinguish it from the town Kingston on the Limestone Coast (which is now known as Kingston S.E.).

Cruise the backwaters of the Nockburra and Chambers Creek areas on a guided boat tour or by canoe. 

Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre is an Internationally recognised and award-winning wine and ecotourism destination, showcasing regional produce in an extensive lunch menu and regularly holding regional events. Take a walk through the restored wetland on their self-guided interpretive walking trails with 4 bird hides and 800 metres of boardwalk.

One of Australia’s great explorers, Captain Charles Sturt, landed near the town on his Murray River expedition of 1830. A lookout off Kingston Bridge marks the spot, and offers fabulous scenic views


Loveday

Loveday is perhaps most well-known for its Internment and Prisoner of War camp during World War II.
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Loveday

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Loveday

Loveday is perhaps most well-known for its Internment and Prisoner of War camp during World War II.

Established in 1941, the internment camp was one of the largest in Australia covering approximately 180 hectares. The site was selected at the time because of its rail and road connection, its irrigated fields and because both electricity and telephone communications were available. The camp was closed at the end of the war but a few original buildings still remain today – they can be viewed by contacting the Berri or Barmera Visitor Information Centres.

Loveday is also home to a popular 4x4 adventure park which includes campsites, 4 Wheel Drive tracks and its own tavern completed with children’s playground.


Loxton 

Discover the secrets of days gone by, pull up and throw in a line along the sprawling river frontage or leisurely dine on local produce in an alfresco setting.

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Loxton  

Discover the secrets of days gone by, pull up and throw in a line along the sprawling river frontage or leisurely dine on local produce in an alfresco setting.

A proud and vibrant town, Loxton is the thriving centre of one of the most productive agricultural and horticultural regions in the state.

Known as the ‘Garden Town of the Riverland’, many of Loxton’s beautifully maintained gardens have been adapted to the changing climatic conditions, and the town is now a recognised leader in low-water use, sustainable landscapes.

The Village, historical Loxton, boasts 45 buildings buildings and sites exhibiting farm equipment, machinery and household items used by the early settlers. On ‘Village Alive’ days experience life as it was in the early 1900s – watch the blacksmith at work and smell the bread baking.

The Tree of Knowledge located in Lions Park is a weather chart with a difference. This magnificent old river red gum shows the high river levels over the years, including the dramatic 1956 flood. 

View the waters of the mighty Murray River as it passes through the chambers of Lock 4, located just out of Loxton on the way to Berri. The Lock surrounds include a picnic area and barbeque facilities.

‘The Pines’, Loxton’s Historic House and Garden, was built in 1909 for Heinrich and Mary Thiele, with their daughter, Mrs Ella Kingdon, generously gifting the home and its contents to the people of Loxton in 2002. Antique furniture, silverware, paintings, tapestries, fine china and porcelain are on display. The extensive gardens are being lovingly restored to their former glory.

Pick up a copy of the Discover Loxton, Moorook and Kingston-on-Murray Walk and Drive guide at the local Visitor Information Centre to discover the town and irrigation areas, with self-drive tours around the township, Loxton North, Moorook and Kingston-on-Murray.

For a bite to eat, select from the extensive bistro menu at the Loxton Community Hotel Motel featuring local produce or dine al fresco on the balcony. For parents looking for some time out head to the Loxton Club featuring and undercover playground and kid’s area.

The town boasts many first-class sporting facilities, with an 18 hole golf course rated as one of the best country courses in South Australia.

Christmas is a special time in Loxton. On the last Saturday in November, a spectacular fireworks show signals the start of the Loxton Christmas Lights Festival. Hundreds of households and businesses throughout the town are decorated with fairy lights and Christmas displays – follow the Christmas lights tour route. 

Lyrup

Picnic on along the shady riverbank, discover Lyrup Flats National Park or savour the seclusion of a private eco villa.
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Lyrup

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Lyrup

Picnic on along the shady riverbank, discover Lyrup Fflats National Park or savour the seclusion of a private eco villa.

Lyrup is a small horticultural settlement close to Berri in the Riverland. It offers visitors a community club, general store, winery, accommodation, shady riverbank for picnics and art galleries, including the Tony Smith Studio and Coongalena Art Studio.

The Lyrup village settlement was established in 1894. Lyrup was one of the first of 13 village settlements established during 1894 to provide relief for the vast number of unemployed in Adelaide and is the only surviving settlement.

Lyrup is home to Australia’s first and largest privately-owned sun farm, located at the Pike River Luxury Villas development, which has effectively utilised solar panels to create sustainable excellence.

It’s perfectly situated to be within an easy drive of the major towns of Renmark, Berri, Loxton and Barmera.

Explore Lyrup Flats, part of the Murray River National Park. This encompasses 2,000 hectares along the floodplain on the northern side of the Murray River opposite the township of Lyrup. The park is easily reached by turning off the Sturt Highway just past Berri and continuing down to the river and park entrance. The area provides wonderful opportunities to birdwatch, fish, camp, moor a boat or walk along the floodplain. Dogs on a leash are allowed in Lyrup Flats National Park.

Monash

Home to one of South Australians favourite family destinations, Monash was proclaimed in 1921 and named after General Sir John Monash, a World War I Army Commander
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Monash

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Monash

Home to one of South Australians favourite family destinations, Monash was proclaimed in 1921 and named after General Sir John Monash, a World War I Army Commander.


The renowned Monash Adventure Park is a free park that includes a maze, leaning towers and other fun activities, as well as free barbeques and shady trees.

Opposite the park you will find a chocolate shop and a community club for bistro-style dining.

Monash also offers a general store and a popular local butcher with all your barbeque needs and small goods.

Moorook

Take in the sounds of the Murray at one of Moorook’s two annual music festivals or discover the magic of riverside camping and relax in the sounds of nature.
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Moorook

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Moorook

Take in the sounds of the Murray at one of Moorook’s two annual music festivals or discover the magic of riverside camping and relax take in the sounds of nature.

Moorook’s first settlers arrived on the paddle-steamer PS Gem in 1894, establishing a new life for themselves on the banks of the river. Located a short drive north-west of Loxton along the Kingston Road, the town is home to one of the famous Nippy’s fruit juice factories. 

The Moorook Game Reserve is worth exploring with riverside camping available. The intimate Moorook Club is a welcome place for a refreshment or a family meal, and provides the entertainment hub for the Riverstock and the Moorook Music Festivals.

Marvel at the magnificent wetlands either side of Moorook township where Wachtel’s Lagoon and Yatco Lagoon are habitats for thousands of waterbirds. 


Morgan

Morgan has one of the largest riverside recreational open spaces on the Murray with towering gums and excellent river access for water sport enthusiasts coupled with a rich river rail and paddle steamer heritage just waiting for you to explore!
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Morgan

Morgan has one of the largest riverside recreational open spaces on the Murray with towering gums and excellent river access for water sport enthusiasts coupled with a rich river rail and paddle steamer heritage just waiting for you to explore!

Morgan’s historic wharf precinct captures and depicts the early river and rail trading days, while Morgan offers plenty of accommodation, including a riverfront caravan park, holiday homes, a motel, two magnificent old hotels and several bed and breakfasts. 

Take a self guided tour of the town’s historic icons on the Morgan Historic Walk featuring 46 points of interest — many with quirky tales.

The Landseer Building, once a shipping agents warehouse now is a museum filled with a remarkable collection old horse drawn wagons and a display showing the history and development of the Morgan - Whyalla Pipeline. A school room which is used as a reading room, a telephone exchange and a classic 1900's kitchen in the making.

Grab a brochure from the Morgan Museum and adventure on the ‘Disappearance of Henry Bryan’ trail where back in 1839 on a Murray River expedition led by Governor Gawler and Captain Charles Sturt, Henry Bryan from England disappeared without a trace and was never presumed dead, missing or a death certificate issued still to this day!

Visit the Morgan Internet and Info Centre or take the historic town walk through the township and see the Morgan Wharf Built in 1878 which stretches along the picturesque riverfront down to the underground powder magazine or stroll up to the Billy Goat Hill Lookout and see the amazing panoramic Murray River view so close to the riverfront and pubs, shops and café.

Overland Corner

Famous for it’s heritage listed hotel the OC as the locals know it is a must on your Riverland holiday checklist
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Overland Corner

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Overland Corner

Famous for it’s heritage listed hotel the OC as the locals know it is a must on your Riverland holiday checklist.

For centuries, the Overland Corner area has proved popular with weary travellers. Large areas of flat land, accessible river banks and adjacent towering cliffs offered a convenient place for drovers to rest while moving thousands of sheep across South Australia to New South Wales during the 1800s.

To service both road and river traffic, John Chambers (a successful pastoralist) commissioned the building of the Overland Corner Hotel, and in 1859 the hotel was built by William, Henry and George Brand. In the early 20th century the hotel also served as the local mail exchange and, due to its historic significance, is now owned by the South Australian National Trust. Visit the hotel and enjoy local fare and a local beer brewed in the Riverland.

The National Trust Overland Corner Walking Trail is a great way to explore the area’s European and Indigenous heritage – trail maps are available at the Barmera Visitor Information Centre.

The Heron's Bend Reserve area is popular for camping and bushwalking. There are some excellent examples of red gum, black box and river coobah plus several species of mallee and acacia in this area along with cliffs of fossiliferous limestone surmounted by massive oyster beds.