Where to stay in Berri

South Australia’s Riverland is home to lots of quaint towns. One of these is Berri. Ideally located in the heart of the region and placed beside the Murray River, it’s the best place to base yourself for a Weekend Escape to the Riverland. But where should you stay during your visit to Berri? In this post, we help you decide where to stay in Berri for the best Riverland experience. 

Berri: The Riverland’s best town?

During a visit to the Riverland, there’s no better place to stay than beautiful Berri. Known for its lush green riverfront, riverside dining and stalls selling fresh citrus and stone fruits, this slow-paced spot is what Weekend Escape dreams are made of.

Although the Riverland is comprised of numerous towns, Berri is one of the largest and is amongst the favourites of guests who adore the town’s community feel and river views. Read on to find out exactly why Berri is the best place to stay during your next Weekend Escape to nature.

Visual for riverside walk in Berri

Why is Berri the best place to stay in the Riverland?

Centrally located

Berri is arguably the most central spot in the Riverland region, making it a perfect getaway base. Located at a meandering twist in the Murray River and close to national parks, wineries and other Riverland communities, this cosy town ticks off all your getaway requirements.

Comfort and convenience

Whilst it’s also located in a central Riverland location, Berri itself offers lots for visitors to do, see, eat and drink. Inside the town itself a number of shops, cafes and restaurants make everything super convenient and help you to lap up the community vibes. You won’t want or need for anything during a stay in Berri, and there’ll be no need to drive anywhere for a drink, a meal or a shop run.

Natural paradise

In addition, adventurers and nature-lovers are wonderfully looked after here, thanks to a network of nature trails and opportunities for river exploration. Within minutes of the town centre, walks include: the Martin Bend Wetland Walk, Katarapko National Park and the Wilabalangaloo nature trail.

Abundant activities

On top of walking, Berri is a great place to stay due to its plentiful activities and facilities. During a visit, book in for a canoe tour with Canoe Adventures (probably the best way to experience the river). You could also visit one of at least three nearby cellar doors and eat at one of many great restaurants. Keen golfers will also appreciate Berri’s very own sprawling golf course, whilst its green parks for lunchtime picnics or long even barbecues are ideal for families.

Pic credit: SATC/Canoe Adventures

Where to stay in Berri

Decided that Berri sounds like a good spot for a getaway? If so, you might like to know a little more about where to stay. The good news is, that Berri is a small town and everything you need will be in walking distance. Depending on your preferences however, you might be looking for lots of space and a ‘country’ feel, or a more urban spot with river views.

Next, we help you discover where to stay in Berri by outlining two appealing yet very different accommodation options.

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The Berri Hotel

The modern and centrally located Berri Hotel is a great option for those seeking river views, chic urban vibes and renovated rooms. Having undergone renovations and developments in 2022, the Berri Hotel is now home to newly built villas (and gorgeous poolside villas), adding a touch of luxury to your Riverland Weekend Escape.

Also at this property, guests will enjoy a modern bistro with views of the green banks of the river, as well as an outdoor pool.

Watch a short video of the new and improved Berri Hotel on the hotel’s website.

Big River Golf and Country Club

Blessed with green space, swaying palms, an outdoor pool, a golf course and the award-winning Tavern restaurant, Big River Golf and Country Club is an unbeatable choice when it comes to getaways to the Riverland.

Offering apartments as well as rooms (within different bed combinations), accommodation at Big River Golf and Country Club is modern, comfortable, spacious and affordable.

Of note is this property’s recently renovated restaurant and bar ‘The Tavern’. Providing modern and family-friendly dining experiences with views of the Berri Golf Course, you won’t want to eat anywhere else. Happy Hours from 6-7pm on Thursday and Friday evenings will have you wanting to leave work early for the drive!

To find out more about Big River Golf and Country club, or to book a room, click here. 

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Pic credit: Big River Golf and Country Club