Housing

Residential property prices are substantially lower than the South Australian median and offer a mix of building and construction styles. Choose from wonderful old stone villas with large rooms, tall chimneys and high ceilings, or ultra-modern, open-plan, energy efficient spaces. You can also take advantage of the region’s buoyant housing construction industry and build your dream home.

Shopping

Each major town has a vibrant retail area, from the charm of traditional main street precincts filled with small local businesses, through to modern plaza style shopping centres with multi-national retailers and major supermarkets.

Food and Wine

Local farmer’s markets, together with the many roadside produce stalls scattered throughout the region, offer an impressive array of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. Hotels, clubs, restaurants, cafes and take-away outlets are shaping an emerging food and wine scene.

Sport and Recreation

Our towns have a strong sporting culture, with multiple turf ovals, golf courses, tennis courts, bowling greens, netball courts, stadiums, recreation centres and swimming pools across the region. Other recreational opportunities abound, including bushwalking, fishing, boating and water-skiing.

Community

The region has a community spirit to be proud of. The quality of life is greatly enhanced with the countless volunteer opportunities that make many of our regional events, activities and services possible. There’s a host of avenues for social interaction and community involvement, and new faces are always welcome.

Entertainment

Towns along the River Murray offer many types of activities such as boating, kayaking, water skiing, fishing, relaxing on the riverbank or cruising in a houseboat. The region is home to the famous Monarto Zoo, one of the world’s largest open-range zoos and home to more than 500 animals and 50 species of exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles.

The region is great for kids, with plenty of outdoor activities, playgrounds and national parks to explore. The Monash Adventure Park is one such example, catering for all ages and abilities with slippery dips, rope bridges, towers, flying foxes, mazes and much more. If you enjoy the thrill of motorsports, The Bend Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend brings you plenty of fun and excitement, from go-karting to supercars, superbikes and national series events. Head down to the coast to Lake Alexandrina, Meningie and the Coorong National Park to explore the diversity of wetlands of international importance with significant and endangered flora and fauna.

Find out more by visiting Destination Riverland and South Australia Places to Go, Riverland.