This Australia Day Weekend in the Riverland.
This year we are lucky enough to get a three-day weekend to celebrate Australia Day and the Riverland is full of fun things to do!
Grab your cricket bats, thongs, sunscreen and family and pick a spot by the River or Lake and enjoy a BBQ with family and friends. Or get out on the water, whether it be fishing, cruising, kayaking or water sports.
Looking to travel to the Riverland? Why not make a weekend of it and stay in our beautiful region to celebrate Australia day! There are a range of accommodations on offer, from shacks to hotels, houseboats, villas and more! You can search for Riverland accommodation here.
There are lots of events happening over the weekend across the region with music, food, drinks, entertainment, games and live water action - there is plenty to do for the whole family! Check out some of the events below!
Australiana Games – Morgan Activity Centre
Get the kids into the spirit early at the Morgan Activity Centre on Monday the 14th of January for a day of Australiana games! Including a thong toss, egg & spoon race and lamington challenge, you can also win a prize for dressing in your best Australian gear! Click here for more info.
Australia Day BBQ’s
Barmera: Lake Bonney foreshore
There is something for the whole family including a Community Walk from 6:45am, followed by a FREE breakfast, kids activities, team challenges and entertainment.
Formal proceedings to begin around 8:00am which include the presentation of Australia Day Awards. Click here for more info.
Renmark: Jarrett Memorial Gardens
Beginning with a free community breakfast from 8am to 9am, followed by the official Australia Day ceremony including the Riverland Brass band, Flag Raising Ceremony, Citizenship Ceremony, presentation of Australia Day Awards and the Australia Day message. Click here for more info.
Loxton: East Terrace, next to the Rotunda
Enjoy a free breakfast from 7am to 8:30am. The Citizen of the Year Awards will be presented and entertainment provided by One Fusion. Click here for more info.
Summer Balcony Sessions at the Renmark Club + Rivaz Australia Day Party!
The Renmark club are hosting Summer Balcony Sessions every Friday night, so why not kick off the Australia Day Long Weekend with beautiful river & sunset views, live entertainment and drink specials! Then on Saturday night is the Rivaz Australia Day Party featuring Midtown Jack! Click here for more info.
Australia Day Weekend at Caudo Vineyard
Caudo Vineyard are hosting two days of fun this Australia Day Long Weekend! Settle in one of their awesome booths or bring along your picnic blankets and chairs and enjoy live entertainment by three-piece band Off Ya Trio on Saturday and DJ Luke Henry on Sunday! Sip on wine and sangria and enjoy wood-fired pizzas from 12pm. Click here for more info.
A MAD Australia Day at Moorook
Get into the true blue Aussie spirit at M.A.D Bar & Bistro in Moorook on Australia Day! Kicking off from 11:30am, there will be a BBQ lunch, best dressed ‘Bogan’ competition, Aussie-themed games and heaps more! Click here for more info.
Powerboat Spectacular Challenge on the Berri Riverfront
Berri will host Round 2 of the Australia vs USA BAD Boat Challenge on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of January. Bring the family and strap yourself in for two full days of high-speed entertainment with boats reaching speeds of up to 225km/h! Racing starts at 10:30am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday. Click here for more info.
23rd Street Distillery Australia Day Weekend
Celebrate over three days at 23rd Street Distillery. From 5pm til late on Friday, enjoy specialty cocktails, gourmet pizzas, regional grazing platters and beats by DJ Sarez. Keep the party going on Australia Day from 10am-4pm with drink specials, Australian pizzas and live entertainment by Evie Lucas Music. Then on Sunday from 10am-5pm enjoy the official GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Countdown to the soundtrack of Triple J's Hottest 100. There will be beer specials, beer bingo and many prizes to be won! Click here for more info.
Netafim Waikerie Australia Day Event
Stating at 6pm Saturday, this not-to-be-missed family friendly event features live Fringe acts, the Rock Pyromusical Fireworks spectacular, live band The Idle Saints, Church service at 6pm held in the Waikerie Football Clubrooms, food stalls of worldwide cuisine served by local sporting and community groups, Loxton Waikerie Council Awards, sideshow alley, amusement rides, kids entertainment & face painting. Click here for more info.
The Garden at the Loxton Hotel
Plant Yourself at ‘The Garden’ - a relaxed outdoor space set amongst the Loxton Hotel gardens and sparkling pool, open from 5pm on Friday night. Including a pop-up bar, street food inspired menu and entertainment from 6pm. Click here for more info.
Annual Pie & Pavlova Eating Competition at the Cobdogla Club
Join in a bit of Australia fun with the Cobdogla Annual Pie and Pavlova eating competition on Australia Day from 7pm. Fun and entertainment for all ages with a men's, women’s & junior competition and music by One Fusion. There will also be buffet meals from 6pm. Contact the Cobdogla Club on (08) 8588 7092 for more info.
Brews & Tunes at the Woolshed Brewery
Enjoy river views, local brews and catering by European cuisine at the Woolshed Brewery! On Saturday Trick + will be playing to get you into the groove and they will be counting down the GABS Hottest 100 Australian Beers. Then on Sunday it's the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown playing all day! Click here for more info.
Celebrate Australia Day at Berri Riverside Holiday Park
Get the family into the Aussie sprit from 7pm on Saturday January 26th by the swimming pool at Berri Riverside Holiday Park with DJ T.SAX playing all the classic Aussie hits you know and love! They're also doing Pizzas for $5.50 each - just bring your own toppings and the box, base, cheese and tomato sauce are provided! Click here for more info.
Loxton Library - Australia Day Story & Craft Session
Looking for an activity for the young ones after Australia Day breakfast? Parents can bring their children to the Loxton Library at 9:30am on Saturday to hear the story Emo the Emu: A Gloomy Bird on a Great Adventure written by Tony Wilson and make a colourful emu to take home. Call Loxton Library on (08) 8584 8051 for more info.