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The Murraylands is in South Australia. The Riverland contains some of South Australia's best canoeing and kayaking backwaters and is superb for houseboat holidays.


Map of Murray and Mallee Riverland

  • 1 Barmera – an agricultural town
  • 2 Meningie – lakeside town
  • 3 Murray Bridge – marks the easternmost point of the SE Fwy and the largest city near the Murray River's mouth

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South Australia's Murray Riverland is one of the most relaxing holidays you can take and the Riverland is the stretch of the Murray River that winds its way from the South Australia-Victoria-NSW meeting point and winds its way westward until it reaches the town of Morgan, where it turns south, toward the Southern Ocean.

The River Murray is at the heart and soul of this South Australian community and the Riverland has become the food bowl of South Australia, producing an amazing array of fresh fruit and vegetables and much of the wine that South Australia is so famous for.

Get in[edit]

The easiest way to get in the region is via car through the M1 South Eastern Freeway from Adelaide, and should take about 1.5 hours to do.

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Recreational opportunities are abundant in the region. There are many sport facilities, reserves, parks, and trails for walking, cycling and horse riding. Many are connected to the River Murray. A major government program has funded a Murray Coorong Trail initiative, which will eventually connect a range of loop trails and experiences beside or near the river for 250 km (160 miles) from Cadell in the Riverland to Salt Creek in the Coorong National Park; as of 2021 a 5-km (3-mile) walking trail had been completed at Parnka Point in Coorong National Park and others were being constructed.


  • Bush walking along the silent Murray River, taking in a great variety of bird life, wildlife and unique bushland.
  • Kayaking, through pristine wilderness on a myriad of backwaters of the Murray River.
  • Monash playground, adventure park.


The Riverland is home to some of South Australia's best locally grown produce. So get out and sample the freshest produce, or settle into some of our fabulous eating houses that specialise in cooking with local ingredients. Or Sample some from cute roadside stalls

  • 1 Overland Corner Hotel, 205 Old Coach Road, Overland Corner, +61 8 8588 7021. W Th Su 11AM-5PM, F Sa 11AM-9PM. This quaint historic hotel offers a unique Australian experience. Settle into the beer garden while watching the sun set. Fabulous meals. Bookings for meals essential.
  • 2 Havenhand Chocolates, 22 Peake Tce, Waikerie, +61 8 8541 2134. 10AM-5PM. Belgian chocolate with Riverland fruit, local chocolates, with coffee, tea, or rich chocolate drinks.


  • 1 Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery, Wilkinson Road, Murtho (via Renmark & Paringa), +61 8 8595 8188. Locally brewed beer, available at the Renmark Hotel, or and visit the revamped Wilkadene Woolshed which is the home to the brewery.

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This region travel guide to Murray and Mallee Riverland is a usable article. It gives a good overview of the region, its sights, and how to get in, as well as links to the main destinations, whose articles are similarly well developed. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.