Experience The Best Riverland Tours
29th September 2022
The Riverland region is full of natural beauty, with the mighty Murray River running straight through it. There is so much to see and explore and if you are only staying for a short visit, it is a great idea to book some Riverland tours during your stay. That way, you’ll see the very best of the region, guided by local experts.
Whether you are a wine lover, an adrenaline junky, or a wildlife enthusiast there are tours to suit everyone in the Riverland. Mostly run by local experts, tours in the Riverland are a great way to give back to enjoy the region but also give back to the local community.
To help get you started with your Riverland adventure, we have narrowed down our top 4 Riverland tours not to be missed during your escape to the Riverland.
Canoe Adventure Day Tours – Full Day Tour
Canoe adventure day tours offer a range of tour options. From short, to half day, to full day tours, there is something to suit all abilities and fitness levels. Canoe tours are a great way to get up close to the wetlands and explore the various waterways that make up the Riverland. The full-day tour is an extension of the half-day, allowing you to explore deeper into the Loch Luna wetlands and Chambers Creek. The Loch Luna wetlands are rich with bird life and natural beauty. During your tour, you may come across pelicans and swans floating along the lake, eagles nesting high above in the trees, and towering gums surrounded by red cliffs. The tour includes, morning tea, lunch and a sample of local produce to keep you going throughout the day.
Banrock Station Wine – Wetlands Tour & Tasting
Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre offers one of the most unique Riverland tours. Banrock Station has been producing wine in South Australia since the 1960s and the vineyard and cellar door are set within the 1000 hectares of wetlands. The guided Wetlands Tour & Tasting gives you the best of both worlds. Explore the amazing environments with a knowledgeable guide and finish off with a guided wine tasting. The tour is 90 minutes and includes morning tea and refreshments. You can even extend your stay with lunch on their deck looking out to the beautiful wetlands.
Rivergum Cruises – Sunset Tour
What better way is there to explore the Riverland than cruising across the water? Rivergum Cruises offers a wide range of Riverland tours from short, to long, to ‘design your own’. Hop aboard for a sunset cruise and glide along the Murray River, watching as the horizon turns into beautiful hues of pink which reflect on the water. Complimentary tea and coffee and a grazing platter of local produce are included on your river tour. There is also a licensed bar to purchase an alcoholic tipple as you watch the sun go down behind the limestone cliffs.
Mallee Estate Wines – Indulge Tour
A visit to one of the Riverland’s finest wineries is an absolute must during your stay. Mallee Estate Wines is a family-run winery with three vineyards in total, a cellar door, and an award-winning restaurant. The winemakers offer a variety of tours to suit all budgets and tastes. If you are looking for an extra special experience, then the indulge tour could be just for you. The tour is guided by second-generation winemaker Jim Markeas who provides you with firsthand knowledge of the winemaking process and the history of the winery. Along the way, you will be able to try a top-quality red and white wine straight from the tank and a Tawny and Muscat direct from the French oak barrel. The experience also includes a delicious cheese platter for two and a Mallee Estate branded wine glass to take home as a reminder of your visit.
SA Escapes Top Hotel Pick
The Big River Golf & Country Club is located in the relaxing town of Berri and is the ideal base to explore the Riverland region. Accommodation consists of comfortable and contemporary rooms from standard, to superior, to deluxe. The complex looks over the picturesque Berri Golf course where you can enjoy a round or two. There is also an onsite restaurant – The Tavern – offering bistro-style dining with gorgeous golf course views, and an outdoor pool for hot summer days.
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