Barmera is situated on the shores of one of the Riverland’s most scenic lakes – Lake Bonney. Barmera is often described as The Jewel of the Riverland and prides itself on its beauty and its produce.

Set in a backdrop of rich grassy banks and vibrant wetlands, this scenic town acts as the gateway to one of South Australia’s favourite aquatic playgrounds where you can indulge in a collection of water sports.

Sit back and relax to some of the region’s best wine with a panoramic backdrop of wetlands and vineyards at Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre or enjoy a regional food experience showcasing the diverse flavours the Riverland has to offer at Flavours of the Riverland.


Berri is located in the heart of the Riverland region and named after the local Aboriginal term ‘bery bery’ meaning bend in the river. The River Murray has meandering networks of waterways, endless horizons of orange earth and national parks.

Berri is not only a riverside town, but it is also surrounded by 3000 hectares of vineyards and wineries. Visit a number of the small boutique wineries around the region to have a taste of the local wines or dine at one of the local pubs or restaurants. Walk along the riverfront or relax and enjoy the perfect cappuccino at a little riverbank café.

Berri is also a multicultural town where you will find a thriving community culture with many volunteer groups and a strong emphasis on sports such golf, tennis, bowls, netball, swimming and wake boarding. Playgrounds and adventure parks such as Monash offer plenty of amusement for families. There are also many organised events to attend and enjoy throughout the year. You will find a range of primary and secondary schools to choose from including a TAFE campus.

To find out more, visit Aussie Towns, Berri and Visit Berri


Loxton is situated on the southern bank of the Murray River with a golf course, retail and business centre, wine tasting, a range of festivals and events throughout the year and a variety of nature-based and water activities such as swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing and bushwalking.

The Village in Loxton provides an experience of the local history and stories of the region’s early settlers or watch live sheep shearing and blacksmith demonstrations or try the Pioneer Playground for the kids. The region also has a good variety of produce particularly citrus fruits to award-winning wines at Salena Estate.


Mannum sits on the bank of the Murray River just over an hour’s drive from Adelaide. There are a number of pubs along the riverbank for a local meal and a range of supermarkets, boutique and retail stores, kindergarten, Mannum Community College with reception through to year 12 schooling and range of sporting activities through the Mannum Leisure Centre. Other popular activities are kayaking along the river, head out for a hike to discover the Mannum Waterfalls, or the Hermann Gass Bird Sanctuary’s variety of birdlife.

Murray Bridge

Murray Bridge is the heart of the Murraylands and offers a classic river lifestyle situated 80km east of Adelaide. As one of the larger cities in South Australia, Murray Bridge provides all necessary services and facilities including a variety of primary and secondary schools, shops including the larger chain stores and the usual recreational activities. You can enjoy a full range of water sports, boating, fishing, swimming, motor sports, recreation, walking trails, restaurants, Monarto Zoological Park and the International pedal prix. The Bend Motor Sport Park is a short dive away at Tailem Bend.

It is a great place to step away from the bigger city of Adelaide without giving up any facilities.

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Set in the heart of the Riverland just over three hours’ drive from Adelaide, the historic town of Renmark was established in 1887 on the banks of the River Murray. With its impressive ochre-coloured cliff tops, wetlands, birdlife, riverscapes it has wide streets and riverfront parklands for walking or cycling along the river. The name comes from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘red mud’.

Renmark is home to Ruston’s Roses who presents themselves as “Australia’s largest rose garden and home of the National Rose Collection of Australia”, you will also find award winning distilleries and an array of local produce including limes, olives, apricots, grapes, plums, garlic, oranges and many more. Renmark Square provides supermarkets and speciality stores and the usual variety of restaurants and cafes. There is a mixture of public and private schools, kindergarten and preschools.

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Waikerie is described as the hub of South Australia’s fruit industry with its many citrus groves and orchards, broad-acre farms, vineyards and sunny skies. In addition to the many local fruits enjoy the delights of local ginger beer, preserves, olive oil and other gourmet foods.

There is a good range of restaurants, cafes, bakeries and pubs to meet all food tastes, public and private schools, community sporting centre, and for those keen on wildlife watch the plentiful native birdlife or visit the local fauna reserve or Maize Island Conservation Park. The is a local art and crafts scene with the Waikerie and Riverland Arts Trail.

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Our smaller towns


Karoonda is described as the heart of South Australia’s Mallee region with a population of just over 1000 people. It is an important farming region for wheat and sheep and is known for its beautiful silo art and the big Merino Ram. Find out more about living in Karoonda and working in Karoonda.


The town of Lameroo is situated approximately 200km from Adelaide and 40km west of the Victorian border. It is a small and diverse farming community with a population of approximately 1000 people. The town features a small museum, plenty of parks and picnic areas including at Lake Roberts, and easy access to the Ngarkat Group of Conservation Parks – more than 270,000 hectares of unspoilt natural habitat. Find out more about living in Lameroo and working in  Lameroo.


The township of Mannum on the Murray River is just over an hour’s drive from both Adelaide and the Barossa region. It has a population of approximately 2500 people and boasts a peaceful and relaxing environment in which to live and work. Mannum is home to the PS Marion paddle steamer and the Mannum waterfalls reserve. The town also offers countless boating, water sport and recreation clubs, activities and opportunities. Find out more about living in Mannum and working in Mannum.


Meningie is described as the gateway to Coorong country and is home to the spectacular Lake Albert. The town has a population of just over 1000 people and boasts easy access to the Coorong National Park and Younghusband Peninsula. Find out more about living in Meningie and working in Meningie.


The town of Pinnaroo in the Murray Mallee region is situated near the border to Victoria and 240kms from Adelaide. It is well known as an agricultural town and is a major centre of the surrounding wheat, barley, sheep and mixed farming region. Pinnaroo has a population of less than 1000 people. Find out more about living in Pinnaroo and working in Pinnaroo.

Tailem Bend

The town of Tailem Bend is located on the Murray River, less than 100kms east of Adelaide. It is home to The Bend Motorsport Park and Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village, and a short drive to Murray Bridge and Monarto Zoo. The Tailem Bend District Hospital and aged care facility overlook spectacular views of the Murray River and local farmlands. Find out more about living in  Tailem Bend and working in Tailem Bend.