Top Ten things to do in the Riverland
The Murray River creates the most memorable holiday experiences. Our team of Riverland experts have compiled this list of their current favourites.
The Riverland has four distinct seasons, 20 proud river towns, more than 150 events each year and a river that flows all year round, so come and enjoy some Rivertime on the Murray River and check out these local recommendations.
Camp and cook under the stars
Pitch your tent on the riverbank, try your luck with the fishing rod and cool off inthe Murray. Listen to the sounds of the Murray River at night time and marvel at the diamond studded sky.
Play a round of golf
Six superb golf courses and no waiting times to hit off. There's nothing like a round of golf on a gorgoues spring day. Enjoy the birdlife and a visit from our friendly kangaroos. Relax in our club rooms with a rewarding beverage.
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Buy produce direct from the farmer
Riverland citrus is available all year round with sweet navels a feature of winter and its cool crisp mornings. Riverland winter navels are the "orangest" oranges in the world.
Visit a roadside stall and savour the fruit bowl of South Australia.
Photograph the river cliffs at sunset
Capture the colours of our red ochre cliffs as the spring sun sets on the Murray River.
Experience the changing light from the deck of a houseboat with a glass of Riverland wine.
Savour award-winning wines, brews and chocolates
Take the taste of the Riverland home – try some now and buy some for later. Our cellar doors and micro-breweries share amazing Murray River stories and our chocolates celebrate the Riverland’s fabulous dried fruit industry.
Share the tastes of the Riverland with your friends this spring.
See the birdlife in 23 nature reserves
The Riverland boasts two Ramsar wetlands of international importance at historical Chowilla Station and Banrock Station. Spot our brightly coloured birds in full breeding plumage. Kangaroos and emus, echidnas and goannas, parrots and pelicans are all part of our rich and diverse wildlife.
Paddle through 1000 kms of Riverland waterway
Paddle a canoe or kayak through the secluded backwaters of the Murray River, exploring its hidden secrets. See kangaroos drinking at the waters edge and listen to the Whistling Kites.
Your discoveries will be truly breathtaking.
Fish all day on the Murray River
You can fish all day on the Murray River and catch a callop for dinner.
Cross the river on 4 Murray River ferries
Get off the main highway and cross over the Murray River at Morgan, Cadell, Waikerie and Lyrup
on an historic river ferry.
Take the kids to a Riverland playground
With free entry to all playgrounds, pack a picnic or barbeque lunch and relax – the kids will love playing on the equipment. Check out the Monash Adventure Park, Barmera Playspace or the new Loxton Playground on a sunny spring day.