Travelling by car, campervan or 4WD is the most convenient way to experience the Riverland. Crossing the river is made easy with road bridges at Paringa, Berri, Kingston-on-Murray and Blanchetown, as well as free vehicle ferries at Lyrup, Waikerie, Cadell and Morgan.
You can hire cars in Renmark from Hertz Hire Car and make your way around the region at your own pace. Alternatively, we also reccommend Riverland Passenger Transport who will gladly accommodate all of your transportation requirements.
Each ferry, named after a local native bird, operates 24 hours, seven days a week, unless otherwise advertised. These ferries can accommodate large vehicles, including caravans and campervans. For information on ferry services phone (08) 8532 8112 Monday–Friday 9am–5pm.
Arguably the best way to experience the Riverland is on the water itself. Hire a houseboat and spend your days casually exploring the region. Only a driver’s license is required and your houseboat hire company will provide you with an induction on driving a houseboat and its special features.
Transport SA’s Recreational Boating Safety Handbook is a vital tool for all boat users. It’s available free by visiting www.transport.sa.gov.au. Riverland water users are reminded to familiarise themselves with the various channel and hazard markers used in the river prior to their visit. For more information visit www.transport.sa.gov.au
PADDLING, CANOEING AND KAYAKING
Provides unique access to thousands of kilometres of pristine creeks and river channels. Collect a Canoe Guide from a Riverland Visitor Information Centre for suggested routes and distances. Prior to commencing your paddle, it’s important to select a route and distance that complements your level of fitness. Take it steady and enjoy the serenity in nature’s water wonderland.