The Best Places To Visit In Beautiful Riverland

The beautiful Murray River travels through the Riverland area in South Australia. Most of the activities in the Riverland area are based around the river. But whether you like being active, relaxing, or enjoying great food and wine, there’s plenty for everyone here. While in the area visit the Murray River National Park which is separated into 6 areas Katarapko, Lyrup Flats, Kingston-on-Murray, Paringa Paddock, Gurra Gurra, and Bulyong Island. The closest towns to visit the National park is Kingston on the Murray, Berri, Lyrup and Renmark/Paringa. Click Here for more information on the National Park.

The river
Martin’s Bend Campground

Renmark/ Paringa

Renmark Paringa Rail Trail

The trail is a sealed path along the Sturt High. Its a 4km trail from Renmark town to Paringa Historic Bridge.

Renmark Riverfront Path

The trail is 1.6km one way trail starting and ending at the information center. You can continue or begin at the caravan park as well if you would like to extend or begin the walk here which will make it a 4.7km return walk.

Paringa Paddock trail

The trail is a 7.8km circuit which consist of 2 main loops and 4 alternative routes which are the single trails marked with blue markers. The trails are suitable for walking and mountain bikes and the trails are marked with directional and coloured markers. there are two shorter loop options as well loop 1: lions park loop,4.3km circuit and Loop 2: Goat Island loop marked in orange 3.5km loop. the goat island loop maybe difficult to follow as the water rises stickers do cover the path and you may not notice the marked signs.
 Click Here for the map of the tracks.

Lock 5 and the Silo Art

Plush’s Bend

Located 5 minutes from Renmark is this great low cost camp right on the Murray river. It cost $10 per night and sites are bookable online Here. Campsites are accessible for fully self contained RV’s and Caravans with onboard grey water tank. Camper Trailers are allowed in the unallocated section only and Tent’s are not permitted. Facilities include toilets near the unallocated sites. Drinking water and dump point can be found in the carpark at the Renmark swimming center, Cowra street. The campground is pet friendly however pets must be on a leash at all time’s.

Berri

Berri to Booky Cliffs

You can walk or ride the trails. To start the trails begin at 24 Rodeo Drive, Glossop near the Berri Rowing Club. The wetland trail begins at Ngak Indau Wetland Trail Carpark.
Katarapko Trail-10.4km one-way, follows the banks of the River Murray between Berri and Lock 4. The trail ends at Booky Cliff’s and from here you can also follow a shady shared-used road for about 1.5km and continue to the Ngak Indu Wetland trail.
Rodeo Trail– a 9.2km circuit, that follows the banks of the River Murray south from Berri, looping into the plains following Eckert Creek.
Rodeo Trail shortcut– a 4.5km follows the banks of the River Murray south from Berri to the northern arm of Eckert Creek with a small loop at the end.
Ngak Indu Wetland Trail– a 3km circuit through the wetlands.

Berri riverfront walk

Is a 1.4km return walk along the Murray river. For another great view point in Berri head to the Berri water tower lookout.

Wilabalangaloo nature trail

The 92 ha Wilabalangaloo Reserve is located on the western bank of the River Murray on the outskirts of the Berri township.
Mallee Circuit- 1.7km circuit. The trail is marked in red.
River Link- 820m one-way. Return on short section of Mallee Circuit then Lookout Spur is 1.5km.
Lookout Spur- 680m return, marked in green.
The longest combination of these links is about 2.5 kms and will take about an hour.

Martin’s Bend Campground

For $5 a night there is this great camp in a central location to Berri only a 5 minute drive to town. You can also walk along the trail into town which is about 2km one way. Facilities include toilets and a dump point the water here is not fit for human consumption. There is portable water in Berri behind the senior citizens center on the corner of Crawford terrace. Dog’s on lead are permitted.

Loxton

We headed to Loxton for a day trip and to explore the trails which began at the Loxton Apex Park. Just behind the Loxton Historical Village. Entrance into the village prices starts at $12 per Adult. Click Here for more information on the village. If you’re looking for a winery on the way to Loxton stop by Salena Estate Winery.
There are 3 Trails in Loxton:
Loxton nature trail– 3km/1 hour. Follow the trail along the riverfront west to heaven there is a steep climb to the lookout. which is located at the end of the caravan park.
Red route-1.7km/30-minute return walk. follow the trail along the riverfront.
Yellow route– This loop explores the town and the river trail

Barmera

Lake Bonney

Is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Australia. The lake is fed and drained by the River Murray. The town of Barmera is located on its shores.

Banrock Wetlands

The walking trails are designed to suit all fitness levels and wind their way around the beautiful wetlands.
Mallee to Valley Trail- 2.5km return, 1 hour
Boardwalk Experience- 4.5km, 1 hour
Wetland Circuit Walk- 8km anticlockwise loop, 3 hours.
Entrance to the wetlands is $10 per person. When we went they had just drained the wetlands so we decided not to go into the wetlands. The winery also does $10 flight of wines.

Waikerie

Hart lagoon walking trail

Hart Lagoon walking track starts opposite the Waikerie Caravan Park and is a loop of 5km. It follows the edge of the lagoon to Ricciuto Road and returns between the river and the lagoon.

Waikerie Clifftop Walk and Lookout

The walk begins at the jetty on the riverfront and takes you through the towns center and history along the way.
The trail is a 2km return trail. It does have some hilly sections and steps.

Begin the trail at the Rotary clifftop lookout, to extend the walk continue walking along theriverfrontt path to Hart lagoon. Theriverfrontt walk is about 2km one way and is an easy walk following the Murray River

Holder’s Bend Campground

Is a free bush camp just below Holder Bend Lookout. There is no facilities but camping is free with a 7 day limit. Dogs are allowed. If you would like to continue follow the Murray River into Victoria click Here for the best campgrounds.

1 thought on “The Best Places To Visit In Beautiful Riverland”

  1. Georgie

    Thanks, this is really helpful! I am off on my first solo camping trip and planning to make my way to the Riverland. Will check out some of these spots.

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