Welcome to Renmark & Paringa
Renmark (population 4630) is the first major river town across from the Victorian border; about 254km from Adelaide. It's not a pumping tourist destination by any means, but has a relaxed vibe and a grassy waterfront, where you can pick up a houseboat. This is also the hub of the Riverland wine region: lurid signs on the roads into town scream 'Buy 6 Get 1 Free!' and 'Bulk port $6/litre!'. Local fruit also gets a roadside airing ('Mandarins $2 a Bag!').
On the other side of the river, 4km upstream, is Renmark's low-key satellite town, Paringa (population 940).