Things to do in the Riverland
The Riverland is the perfect destination for the young and young at heart. The region offers a range of things to see and do, such as kayaking in the wetlands, wine tasting, thrill seeking water sports, farmer’s markets and house-boating just to name a few.
Sample fresh seasonal produce
The Riverland is well known for its citrus fruits as it produces 95% of South Australia’s citrus production. The region is well known for its grapes, oranges, lemons, limes and almonds. All of these products can be found in local stores, roadside stalls and at the Riverland Farmers Market held in Berri every Saturday morning. The Riverland Farmers Market offers a variety of stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, nuts, organic lamb, capers, olive oil, lavender products, jams, pickles, relishes, dried fruit and mettwurst. You will also find that a large amount of local cafes and restaurants in the region will use local ingredients, often sourcing it directly from the producer.
Taste Riverland wines
Wine is a major export for the Riverland as it produces a quarter of Australia’s total wine grape production and is home to many wineries throughout the region. Visit one of the well-known wineries such as Angove Wines, Banrock Station, Berri Estates, Caudo Vineyards and 919 Wines and immerse yourself in the collection of award-winning wines. Sample popular grape varieties, such as Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that have had a powerful impact on the Riverland’s standing as one of our great wine regions.
Experience the wilderness
The Riverland is the perfect place to see some of our native species up close as it features extensive wetlands, several conservation parks and the beautiful Murray River. Mallee landscapes and bluebush plains are home to red kangaroos, emus and mighty Wedge-tailed eagles. The Riverland is a guaranteed wildlife experience with pelicans wandering along the riverfront and kangaroos roaming freely among the local golf courses.
Play a round of golf
Fancy a round of golf while on holiday? The Riverland’s golf courses are the perfect place to tee off, set amongst native trees and wildlife. The 18 hole Renmark Golf Course offers a challenge and is something to behold with its magnificent fairways amongst towering gum trees and even the odd kangaroo or two. The Berri Golf Course is located on the edge of the town, set amongst natural Mallee trees and native plants, offering a premier course for all levels of experience. These golf courses are possibly the best kept golfing secret in South Australia.
Whether you’re on a houseboat, dinghy or speedboat, there’s nothing better than getting out onto the water. There is 375km of river running through the Riverland, with plenty of opportunities for your favourite water-based activity. Renmark has long been a popular spot for waterskiing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding. It’s best to bring your own boat to join in on the fun, however, you can hire houseboats all year round if you prefer. Hire a canoe or kayak in Berri and discover the creeks and backwaters weaving through the national parks for a truly unforgettable experience of the beauty and diversity of the Murray River.
Visit Ruston’s Roses
Renmark is home to Australia’s largest rose garden, Ruston’s Roses. The garden is a rose lover’s delight with over 50,000 rose bushes on display across 27 acres of land. Wander through the spectacular gardens before relaxing at the onsite cafe for a cup of tea or light meal.
Whether it’s wining and dining, exploring picturesque scenery or thrill seeking water sports, the Riverland will not disappoint. Book your next trip to the Riverland and indulge in a new experience with one of our recommended things to do in the Riverland.