Murray River attractions

Top Choice Winery in Barmera & Around

Banrock Station

Overlooking regenerated wetlands off the Sturt Hwy at Kingston OM, carbon-neutral Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre is a stylish, rammed-earth wine-tasting centre (love the tempranillo). The jazzy lunchtime …
Top Choice Distillery in Renmark & Paringa

Twenty Third Street Distillery

Sip your way into some heady Riverland spirits at this fabulously renovated, art-deco factory on the road into Renmark. The old distillery here closed in 2002, buckling under market pressures, but it's made one hell…
Zoo in Murray Bridge

Monarto Zoo

About 14km west of Murray Bridge, this excellent open-range zoo is home to Australian and African beasts including cheetahs, meerkats, rhino, zebras and giraffe (and the photogenic offspring thereof). A hop-on/hop-o…
Landmark in Loxton

Tree of Knowledge

Down by the river near the caravan park, the Tree of Knowledge is marked with flood levels from previous years. The bumper flows of 1931, '73, '74, '75, and 2011 were totally outclassed by the flood-to-end-all-flood…
Gallery in Murray Bridge

Murray Bridge Regional Gallery

This is the town's cultural epicentre, a great little space housing touring and local exhibitions: paintings, ceramics, gorgeous glassware, jewellery and prints. A terrific diversion on a rainy river afternoon.
Museum in Barmera & Around

Rocky's Hall of Fame Pioneers Museum

Named after Dean 'Rocky' Page, local radio legend, Rocky's blares sincere rural twangings down the main street from outdoor speakers. Inside is a wealth of country-and-western ephemera. Don't miss the 35m Botanical …
Nature Reserve in Renmark & Paringa

Chowilla Game Reserve

Upstream from town, Chowilla is great for bush camping (per person/car $6.50/11), canoeing and bushwalking. Access is along the north bank from Renmark or along the south bank from Paringa. For more info, contact th…
Museum in Mannum

Mannum Dock Museum of River History

Inside the Mannum Visitor Information Centre, this museum features info on local Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal communities, an 1876 dry dock and the restored 1897 paddle steamer PS Marion, on which you can occasionally ch…
Wildlife Reserve in Waikerie

Gluepot Reserve

Squawk! There have been 180 species recorded at Gluepot Reserve, a mallee scrub area 64km north of Waikerie (off Lunn Rd – about a 90-minute drive) and part of Unesco's Bookmark Biosphere Reserve. Good camping. Call…
Winery in Renmark & Paringa


SA wine snobs tend to turn up their noses at Angove, but that's really just a load of old "!%$ (insert expletive of choice). Sure, they're big-scale producers, but Angove wines are well-balanced, versatile and affor…