The Riverland area of South Australia consists of 5 major towns and several smaller ones which service a total population of around 40,000 people. The River Murray is the life line to the region supplying water to irrigate orchards and vineyards as well as providing the locals and tourists alike with hundreds of miles of safe waterway for boating and fishing   

The Riverland region of South Australia

You can hire a houseboat and within a short time be miles away from towns on your own stretch of water enjoying the wildlife in natural surroundings. Tie the boat up and do a little fishing or go for a walk on the bank and admire the  beautiful river  red gums and box trees.   Wake up to the birds  whistling in the morning and have a  leisurely breakfast on the front deck before moving on at your own pace to explore another section of the river.

Approaching Renmark by river with the Paddle Steamer Industry in the foreground and the hotel behind

A houseboat moored to the river bank for the night with the sandstone cliffs in the background 

Go back in time and take a cruise on the P.S. Industry, she's wood fired and is one of the fastest paddle boats  on the river. Alternatively you may prefer to take an afternoon tea or evening cruise on the River Rambler for 2 hours. The Rambler is  licensed and a selection of drinks may be obtained from the bar. It is also available for private functions. For further information on the River Rambler go to: http://www.riverland.net.au/~renriv/

Boats cruising the River Murray

The River Rambler

While  in  Renmark  visit  Ruston's  Rose  Garden,  reputed  to  be one of the  largest  rose  garden  in  the Southern Hemisphere  covering  approx  26  acres.   Best  time  is  Oct. &  Nov. and  has  to  be  seen  to  be  believed.

The town of Loxton was settled mainly by Germans in the early 1900's and has a working historical village down by the rivers edge. Have a look at what these early settlers went through in order to survive. The town of Loxton is sometimes referred to as the garden city of the Riverland.

Throughout the Riverland you will come across numerous wineries, most have cellar door sales and an area where you can sample the local product before purchasing.

All the larger towns have excellent golf clubs, some with on course accommodation. Hotels, Motels and Restaurants cater for the tourist in fine style offering many different styles of food.  

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