A Weekend Escape to The Riverland you don't want to miss

Getaway of the week at Big River Golf and Country Club

We are about to paint you a little picture of what a tranquil weekend in The Riverland could look like this year. Then, once you’re all topped up with getaway inspiration, leave the rest of the work to Big River Golf and Country Club. Scroll to the end of this page to discover the hotel’s latest getaway offer. You don’t want to miss this one!

Berri, South Australia

Let us help you start daydreaming about your next South Australian Weekend Escape. Berri, a quaint town in the Riverland Region of South Australia, is only 2.5 hours away. Nestled within 3000 hectares of vineyards and engulfed by the meandering Murray River, the town has a whole lot to offer. Wild, red, typically Australian landscapes on all sides make for unforgettable hiking trips. The Murray River itself invites boating, kayaking and fishing. Meanwhile, the charming Riverland town is home to wineries, restaurants, bars and cafes.

River Murray

Pic credit: SATC

There’s plenty to do in Berri, perhaps even more than meets the eye. Whether you’re in need of a relaxing Weekend Escape to nature, spent by the river or an action packed trip to the countryside – you are certainly catered for in Berri, South Australia. What follows, is the story of what your next Weekend Escape to Berri could look like.

Day 1: Hiking in Berri

Forget the coast this weekend, The Riverland region of South Australia has unlimited activities and natural beauty to offer. Heading inland early, the 2.5 hours journey from Adelaide involves quintessentially Australian outback views. Spend the remainder of your morning exploring Murray River National Park. The out-of-this-world juxtaposition of orange earth and the winding river makes for an awesome setting to take a hike. Explore wetlands alive with birds. Take a long hike along the Murray River, or opt for a short 4km hike to discover the essence of South Australia’s Riverland region.

walking in the Riverland

Pic credit: Murray River Walk/Italo Vardaro

Day 1: Exploring Berri

Spend an hour or two exploring the town of Berri. Take the Berri Historic Riverfront Walk and find the many historic sites of interest in the town. An Aboriginal Mural and a monument marking a spot where Captain Charles Sturt passed way back in 1830 can both be found on your way.

Find the water tower lookout and head up to gaze down upon the beautiful Riverland from 16 metres in the air. Drop into River Jacks Cafe to get your coffee fix and opt for a slice of homemade cake. Sit upon the cafe’s waterside deck and relax in the sun as you take in the stunning riverside views.

hotels in berri

Pic credit: Big River Golf and Country Club

Day 1: A night at Big River Golf and Country Club

Check into the Big River Golf and Country Club and head straight for the outdoor pool. The bright green garden setting and striking golf course views offer the perfect setting for relaxation. Spend the remainder of your evening at the fresh and newly refurbished Tavern at the country club. Golfers, locals, families and couples alike all come here to enjoy the contemporary yet relaxed and cosy vibes of this Berri restaurant. A bistro-style menu offers rustic and tasty dishes. Weather permitting, enjoy your meal on the outdoor deck and eat your meal with views of the sweeping golf course. A lounge area and well stocked bar offers a great environment for a drink or two after dinner.

hotels in Berri

Pic credit: Big River Golf and Country Club

Day 2: Boating or kayaking on the Murray River

After your Big Tavern Breakfast enjoyed al fresco, relax in the surroundings of Big River Country Club before checking out. there are still lots of things to do in Berri before heading back to the city.

The main feature of the town of Berri, South Australia, is of course the Murray River. It therefore makes sense to take advantage of the water and its stunning Riverland backdrop. Choose to take a boat trip. Sit back and relax as you watch the orange riverbanks slowly pass outside of the window. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a bit more action, hire a kayak and explore the Riverland from your own vessel. Check out Canoe Adventures for more information. Get up close and personal with the local nature and wildlife as you float down stream along the endless networks of waterways.

canoeing in berri

Pic credit: Canoe adventures

Day 2: A trip to some wineries in Berri

Spend some time in the afternoon visiting a couples of wineries in Berri. An escape to the Riverland isn’t complete without it. Pop into a few Berri wineries and cellar doors sampling the local products. At 919 Wines you’ll find an authentic cellar door experience. Learn a little about sustainable wine-making practices here. Also pop into Angove Family Winemakers, famous for their environmental efforts and delicious wines. At Berri Estates, enjoy a wide range of quality wines and nibble on some delectable local produce such as olives, oils and dukka. Head back to the city with an edible souvenir or two.

Big River Golf and Country Club’s offer not to be missed

If you’re craving a Weekend Escape this winter, Berri, South Australia could be the perfect destination for you. Easy to drive to and utterly gorgeous, Berri offers a killer combination of food, wine, nature and culture.

Big River Golf and Country Club is one of the best hotels in Berri, South Australia and offers restaurant, outdoor pool and golf facilities. The hotel has a perfectly crafted package for those longing for a nature-filled, relaxing Weekend Escape from Adelaide. We recommend their current Bed & Breakfast Offer, which includes:

  • Stay overnight at Big River Golf and Country Club in your choice of room
  • Enjoy a buffet breakfast and a selection from the hot menu
  • Complimentary use of the Hotel’s facilities including free car parking and outdoor swimming pool

You don’t want to miss this one!

Book your getaway at Big River Golf and Country Club.

Big river golf and country club

Pic credit: Big River Golf and Country Club

Looking for things to do in Berri?

Interested in learning a little more about what Berri, South Australia has to offer? Click here to find our Ultimate Guide to Berri.