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.