8 Things to do in the Riverland this Winter

Hire a houseboat

There is no better way to experience winter in the Riverland than on board one of the many houseboats the Riverland has to offer. Relax, breathe in fresh winter air, pour yourself a glass of a Riverland red wine and cruise along the breathtaking Murray River.


Sip on the best local beverages

Give your tastebuds a tour while sampling Riverland winter reds at the many Riverland Cellar doors, enjoy a locally made gin from the 23rd Street Distillery, watch the sun go down and taste local brews at the Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery, sip on a Caudo Vineyard sangria in a booth by the river or for coffee connoisseurs, enjoy a hot cup of coffee roasted on the premises at Arrosto Coffee.


Camp under the stars

Pick a spot, get the campfire going and sit back and relax under the stars while dinner cooks in the camp oven. Wake up early watch to a beautiful sunrise peering through the fog on the river and throw in a line and try your luck at catching a callop for lunch.


Try diverse local produce

Enjoy a diverse regional food experience at Flavours of the Riverland in their rustic cafe, meet the locals and purchase the best in fresh local produce at the Riverland Farmers’ Market or peruse the selections at one of the local Visitor Information Centres. Visit Almondco Almond Hut and stock up on fresh local almonds or head to Illalangi at their ‘Home on the Hill’, overlooking the mighty Murray River and put together a gift of Illalangi and local artisan food to take home.


Warm your insides

Taste the delicious winter food the Riverland has to offer, from a hearty steak at one of our local pubs, tantalising Thai food on board the Murray River Queen or lunch at a friendly local caféEnjoy the best Greek cuisine from Eleni’s at Mallee Estate or experience Aussie country-style meals set amongst picturesque bushland at the Mallee Fowl Restaurant.


Cruise on the water

Explore the meandering creeks and backwaters of the Murray River or Lake Bonney on a guided cruise or be your own captain and paddle at your own pace in a kayak. Hop in a tinny and get to know the bends of the river while trying your luck at fishing.


Walk our walking trails

Discover the Riverland’s many walking trails and see local wildlife in their natural habitat, whether in a national park, following a history trail or on a 3 night guided tour with the friendly team at Murray River Walk.


See a Riverland sunset

You won’t get many winter sunsets better than the ones you’ll see in the Riverland. Purples, oranges, pinks and blues all paint the sky and create a spectacular reflection on the water. There are many spots in the Riverland to watch the sun set. Perch yourself on the jetty at Lake Bonney and soak in the beauty or be delighted by the sun reflecting on the cliffs at Headings Cliff Lookout.


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