Due South Australia : Due South Australia 2014
192 | DUE SOUTH AUSTRALIA | RIVERLAND | www.duesouthaustralia.com.au RIVERLAND RIVERLAND VISIT T he Riverland is a region of surprises. One minute, it’s scrub and plains as far as the eye can see. The next, you’ve hit the Murray River and the gorgeous views of Donald Flat Lagoon that will take your breath away. The towns of the Riverland make the most of this stunning scenery. Renmark, Waikerie and Berri all have local lookout spots where you can take in a 360 degree view of the Murray River – or enjoy the view with a riverside picnic. Anyone who drives through the Riverland soon appreciates what an important agricultural region it is; the countryside is dominated by huge vineyards, large citrus orchards and farms growing everything from almonds to kumquats. Buying fresh produce straight from the farm gate, or local market, is a great delight. Given its importance to the whole Riverland, it’s not surprising that all roads lead to the Murray River. To really get your taste of ‘river time’ you need to hire a houseboat for a few days. Houseboats come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges and are generally available year round – book ahead to be safe. The river is also the platform for all kinds of water sports including kite surfing, knee boarding, wakeboarding and jet skiing. Bring your own equipment along or hire it. For those who like to enjoy the river in a Famed for its vineyards and orchards, the Riverland is brimming with other delights – from luxury houseboats to fine riverfront dining and pristine wetlands. more placid way, there are endless fishing spots. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to catch a Murray cod. Golf enthusiasts are also well catered for as the Riverland has no less than five resort golf courses. Choose from Waikerie Golf and Country Club, the newly refurbished Renmark Golf and Country Club, Loxton Golf Course, Big River Golf and Country Club and Barmera Golf Club. All welcome visiting golfers. Steeped in frontier history, offering abundant fresh produce, pristine wetlands and national parks, friendly locals and plenty of space to do exactly as you please, the Riverland is much more than the sum of its parts.
2017-2018 Due South Australia