The Best Riverland Family Activities

The Riverland is a fantastic place to create memories with your family that will last a lifetime. The charming region is home to numerous towns to explore, with plenty of attractions to keep little (and big) ones entertained. There are lots of Riverland family activities to suit all ages and interests. Ensure your holiday is packed full of fun and adventure, with the help of this blog!

Riverland family activities

The mighty Murray River is at the heart of the beautiful Riverland region and offers numerous water activities such as river cruises, canoeing, fishing and more. There are also a variety of playgrounds, parks, and walking trails to discover if you’re bringing the little ones along with you. Looking for inspiration for your holiday? Then keep reading to discover the best Riverland family activities in 2022.

Have a stroll around the Martin Bend Wetland

Visit the Martin Bend Wetland and discover the diverse wildlife and flora and fauna which inhabit the area. The wetland features a 2.8km walking trail that begins at the Berri Marina. Wander through the peaceful ecosystem and keep a look out for some of the many different species which have been recorded at Martin Bend. There are detailed signs along the way to point you in the right direction and to provide fun facts about the surrounding environment.

Go wildlife spotting at Loch Luna and Moorook Game Reserves

When looking for Riverland family activities visiting the Loch Luna and Moorook Game Reserves is a perfect day out. Enjoy some water activities such as canoeing and kayaking, as you glide across the water keep a look out for the many different marine species which inhabit the reserve. Make sure you pack the binoculars and see if you can spot some of these incredible creatures, including herons and the rare white bellied sea eagle.

Pic credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

Spend an afternoon at Monash playground

The Monash playground is one of the most popular attractions in the Riverland and has lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Take a walk through the huge maze, find secret doors and even a hidden playground inside. The park has something for all ages from toddlers to big kids, including leaning towers, see saws, slides, rope bridge and mega swings. Once the kids have worked up an appetite, take advantage of the free picnic and BBQ facilities.

Explore the Loxton Historical Village

When looking for Riverland family activities the Loxton Historical Village is a great family-friendly experience and it’s educational too! The charming village takes you back to the late 1800s and consists of 45 fully furnished buildings consisting of artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia that depict the history of the region and tells the story of how early settlers lived here. The village features a bakery, bank, blacksmith, dentist, and grocery store many of which were relocated or built on-site to replicate the originals. Take a pack lunch to enjoy with all the family as you stroll down memory lane and remember times gone by.

Go for a drive at Loveday Adventure Park

Are your family thrill-seekers who love an adrenaline rush? Then a trip to Loveday adventure park is a must when it comes to Riverland family activities. Choose from a wide range of driving packages whether you want to get behind the wheel yourself or just go along for the ride there are options to suit everyone. If you prefer your thrills on the water rather than the land, then try out one of their jet ski packages and speed along the River.

Visit Mallee Estate

When thinking of wineries, a family day out doesn’t necessarily come to mind however, at Mallee Estate they have thought of everything to create a family-friendly experience. Take a tour of the winery and learn all about the winemaking process, the kids can enjoy seeing all the different machinery and equipment in action. Following the tour, take a seat on one of the outside tables where you will find giant lawn games for the children to play whilst you indulge in some wine tasting. They even offer a kids tasting ‘Orchards Crush’ where they can try different fruit juices, paired with some sweet treats, so they can join in as well! If you have time for lunch visit the onsite restaurant Elinis, serving up some incredible Greek cuisine.

SA Escapes Top Hotel Pick

Looking for the perfect base to explore the Riverland? The Berri Hotel is located on the waterfront in the heart of the charming town of Berri. The accommodation is modern and comfortable, with deluxe rooms and family rooms available. Facilities include an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and an onsite Bistro offering fantastic waterfront views and family dining options.

Discount code: Get 10% off your next stay.  Use the promotional code SAWE10 on our hotel’s website when booking.

Berri hotel

Pic credit: Berri Hotel

For more information on things to do in the Riverland, check out our ultimate guide.