PLenty of family Fun to be had in the Riverland this Easter!
Easter is a great time of the year in the Riverland. Mild sunny days and crisp nights make for perfect weather to enjoy quality family time.
Camping is traditionally the most popular activity in the Riverland over Easter. If you're looking to switch off from the hustle and bustle, there's no better way than pitching a tent or swag and camping by the beautiful Murray River (and beautiful Lake Bonney too!). Try your luck at fishing, paddle the backwaters in a kayak, go for an early morning stroll or just curl up in you camping chair with that book you've been meaning to read.
If you're not much of a camper or want a break between paddling or catching fish, the Riverland is bursting with amazing local food and beverages just waiting for you to try - cellar doors, breweries, distilleries, cafes and restaurants await you! Check out our River Tastes Food and Beverage Trail and experiece some of the great local offerings in our great region.
There is plenty of fun to be had for children and adults at events all across the Riverland on the Easter long weekend. From Easter markets in Barmera and Waikerie, outdoor movies in Berri and Barmera, a free Easter picnic in Loxton and the PS Industry cruise in Renmark; to entertainment, food trucks and local beverages at the Woolshed Brewery, family fun day, tastings and more at 23rd Street Distillery and live music, wine tastings and delicious meals on the deck at Banrock Station. To view all the events on offer in the Riverland, check out our Riverland Events Calendar.
If the kids are looking to burn some energy, the Riverland has some amazing playgrounds spread across the whole region. The famous Monash Adventure Playground and its a-maze-ing maze, Barmera Playspace overlooking Lake Bonney, Morgan Rail to River Adventure Playground with the PS Morgan Paddle steamer replica and Loxton Pioneer Playground with a flying fox and PS Jolly Miller play structure just to name a few!
The brand-new Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park on the Waikerie riverfront is a must visit as well as the new Mini Golf course at Berri Riverside Holiday Park (open to public!). There are also some great skate parks in Barmera, Waikerie, Loxton and Renmark so the kids can skate, scoot or ride! The Renmark Visitor Information Centre also have bike hire facilities for full or half-day hire, including bikes for the little ones!
If you're looking for a little more luxury or want a change from the usual camping at Easter, there are plenty of amazing options in the Riverland for you to stay. From cosy cottages and B&B's to apartments, holiday houses, hotels and famous Riverland Houseboats, there is so much to choose from!
While you're here, make sure you pick up a copy of River Time - the Riverland's in region guide from one of local Visitor Information Centres.
Enjoy your #rivertime this Easter!