Riverland Weekend Escapes

Sat beside the wild Murray River is Berri, a delightful town in the Riverland South Australia. Once a sheep station, Berri South Australia, is today engulfed by large scale vineyards and embraced by the meandering Murray. Sun-burnt red earth and steep river banks make the Riverland iconic amongst South Australians. You would think this kind of otherworldly landscape would be miles away from civilisation. Yet, the drive to Berri from Adelaide will take you only 2.5 hours by car.

Nature steals the show in the Riverland, with the river providing fantastic opportunities for fishing, kayaking, boating and much more. Meanwhile, the interesting natural landscape invites hikers to explore its mystical terrain. Aside from this, colonial buildings and heritage in Berri and the surrounding towns make for fascinating sightseeing, and local bars and restaurants offer warm and friendly hospitality. There are plenty of things to do in Berri perhaps more than meets the eye.

 

Explore the wild landscapes of the Murray; experience a Riverland Weekend Escape.

Things to do in Riverland

Your Ultimate Guide to Berri

Berri, sat upon the Murray in the wild and wonderful Riverland region is a nature-lovers heaven. Offering a friendly vibe and a diverse Aboriginal and European history, the relaxing town of Berri is excellent for laid back Riverland Weekend Escapes. Whether you’re searching for a weekend getaway from Adelaide with your partner, a holiday immersed in nature with the kids or even a weekend filled with activities, the Riverland, South Australia, has a weekend getaway for you.

To uncover more tips regarding things to do in Berri, check out our Ultimate Guide. This Ultimate Guide will help you craft your very own Riverland Weekend Escape.

 

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Art & Culture

Rural Berri is an interesting spot not only for nature and wine, but due to its interesting history, both before and after European settlement. Berri Historic Riverfront Walk is a great option if you’d like to stretch your legs but also learn a little about the town. Strolling along the tranquil riverside, this short trail leads you past historic sites, including an Aboriginal heritage area. Within this space, you will find a mural based on the Ngurunderi Dreaming story of the origins of the Murray River. Additionally, a monument which marks the spot where Captain Charles Sturt passed way back in 1830, is also seen here as well as an old colonial ferry station.

 

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Nature & the Outdoors

Perhaps the most appealing parts of the Riverland region are the natural aspects and of course, the Murray River. It is without a doubt the burnt-red riverbanks and idyllic setting that attract visitors here all year round. Slicing through the stunning natural landscapes here, the Murray offers fishing, boating and other water-based activities. Kayaks, available in the Berri area, offer immersive natural experiences and allow for visitors to get up close to wildlife. A couple of excellent Berri accommodation options are situated by the river, so make sure you pick the perfect place to stay!

Only a short drive from Berri SA, Murray River National Park shows off the best bits of the Riverland. The out-of-this-world combination of red earth and the murky waters of the Murray make for an atmospheric location to take a hike. Wetlands alive with aquatic bird species in Murray River National Park are great for bird watching opportunities too. If it’s an outdoor getaway you’re seeking, the Riverland is your dream spot for a weekend trip from Adelaide.

 

Food & Wine

Berri is an Australian wine region; one which produces a fair share. The largest Berri winery produces 200,000 tonnes each year and large-scale production has been an important component of the town throughout the last century. Taste the flavours of the Riverland and sample some rich reds and fresh whites at a few wineries and cellar doors during your stay. Not all Berri wineries are large-scale. A handful of family-owned, boutique experiences as well as those focusing on sustainability and organic wines are found here.

On top of its wines, the Riverland provides visitors with some delectable dining options. Cafes with riverside views and restaurants of all sorts can be found here. Plentiful casual bars and bistros offer hearty grub, perfect after a day packed with adventures. Base yourself at a popular and central Berri accommodation and you’ll find yourself strolling through the charming town each evening to one of the excellent Berri restaurants.

 

Where to stay in Riverland

Berri Hotel

Perched upon the Murray, the community-owned Berri Hotel is located at the heart and soul of Berri and the Riverland region. Offering budget accommodation as well as refurbished deluxe rooms, the Berri Hotel caters to all and welcomes everyone with its warm atmosphere. An outdoor pool, gym, tennis courts and a contemporary onsite bistro add a hint of luxury and ensure that you’re well looked after.

 

Big River Golf and Country Club

Big River Golf and Country Club is a resort style hotel situated in the serene Riverland region. The resort – newly refurbished – provides guests with an outdoor pool, tennis courts, a casual restaurant and modern Tavern which overlooks the resort’s own golf course. Providing comfortable rooms, this Berri resort will take care of all aspects of your Riverland Weekend Escape.

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