Something for everyone

With the park itself situated right on the banks of the beautiful Murray River there is plenty of opportunity for a whole variety of river activities all year round.

The township of Waikerie offers a laid back lifestyle close to all the best wineries, nature and restaurants. The Riverland today has established itself as an iconic trademark region, well-known for its broad acre farms, vineyards and citrus groves that send thousands of tonnes of quality produce to Australian and overseas markets every year.

The Riverland is home to some of the best wineries and food in SA, from the well-known to the best kept secrets, there is something to cater for every taste including Caudo Vineyard, the historic Overland Corner Hotel and Banrock Station. Relax and see the river through local eyes with Rivergum Cruises as you travel at leisure to see its natural beauty. What about the kids? Why not slide down to the spectacular Monash Adventure Playground, enjoy a family picnic and let the kids tire themselves out!

Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park

Located on the riverfront, right next door to our beloved Park, the all NEW Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park provides a combination of nature based play, water elements and standard play equipment. A 40 metre double flying fox, a 6 metre high tee pee, and 6 water play pieces, along with much more, will surely keep the kids busy and entertained.

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Monash Adventure Playground

Lots of fun for the kids! Home to one of South Australians favourite family destinations, the renowned Monash Adventure Park is a free park that includes a maze, leaning towers and other fun activities, as well as free barbeques and shady trees. Opposite the park you will find a chocolate shop and a community club for bistro-style dining.

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Rivergum Cruises

Relax and see the river through local eyes as you travel at leisure to see its best kept secrets. Join hosts James and Sandra on board the Qatar and get up close and personal with nature. See the unique bird life, native flora and local fauna while cruising past 100 foot majestic limestone cliffs and glorious native gum and mallee trees on the picturesque banks of the Murray River.

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Canoe Trails

Get active and explore the river by kayak. Single, double, recreational and fishing kayaks available
for hire through Woody’s Variety Store. To the east of Waikerie, you’ll find a guided Murray River canoe trail, catering to both beginner and experienced kayak and canoe enthusiasts, exploring the region’s network of creeks and lagoons.

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Waikerie Clifftop Walk

Walk from central Waikerie out to a lookout. The track is close to the river because the scrub is so dense. The height of the cliffs gives a fantastic view of the typical meandering floodplain of the river valley. River floods now occur only once in 10 or 12 years, but the evidence of flood activity is still evident in a complex of terraces, hollows, wetlands, billabongs, backwaters and anabranches.

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Gluepot Reserve

Gluepot is home to 18 nationally threatened species of birds including the Blackeared Miner (Manorina melanotis) and the Mallee Fowl (Leipoa ocellata) along with 50 species of reptiles and 12 species of batsFourteen signposted walking and cycling trails wind through the old growth Mallee and Casuarina woodland habitat. A 50km self-drive vehicle trail directs visitors to some of the diverse sites on the Reserve.

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Holder Bend Lookout

Enjoy magnificent, breathtaking Murray River views, with parking and easy access from Sturt Highway, just east of Waikerie.

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Hart Lagoon Walking Trail

Stroll the popular short return trail to the bird hide overlooking the lagoon (2km return) or for
the more active there is a 7km trail looping around the lagoon. Trail starts from the western
side of the park. It is a wetland of significance and interest within the Waikerie township and represents a site of important environmental value, due to the habitat it provides for native flora and fauna and is great for birdwatching.

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Gliding & Joy Flights

Keep an eye on the sky for the Waikerie gliding club! You can learn to fly by joining as a member and flying with experienced instructors on nominated flying weekends. The club also offers the opportunity to be a part of their ‘Air Experience Flight’, a great way to ‘soak in’ all the wonderful emotions of sky gliding. Just sit back and enjoy the peace and the magnificent panoramic views.

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Banrock Station

Situated in the heart of South Australia’s Riverland, Banrock Station is the ideal setting to enjoy fine wine, food and a unique natural experience. The Wine and Wetland Centre, overlooking the vineyards and wetlands, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal. Self-guided walking trails allow you to experience the magnificently restored wetlands and the abundant wildlife.

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The Historic Overland Cornel Hotel

The Overland Corner Hotel is situated 680 metres from the Murray River and 21 kilometres from Barmera off the Goyder Highway. The hotel boasts the biggest beer garden in the Riverland and includes a quaint dining room with two open log fires for those cold winter days. The Hotel is a fully licensed venue, with a pool table and heaps of memorabilia of yester year. With regular live events, several of the finest locally brewed beers and wines, and a friendly and comfortable atmosphere, the Historic Overland Corner Hotel is a ‘must visit’ location.

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Caudo Vineyard

Caudo Vineyard, situated near Cadell, boasts vineyard views, a boutique cellar door and a relaxed, grassy riverfront restaurant area. The Caudo’s Vineyards are found in the Murray Lands region in South Australia, a vital area for Australia’s wine production and world wide reputation. The vineyard was once a successful rose farm, and the wines are named after the varieties that were grown there: Peace Chardonnay, Honor Shiraz, and Olympiad Merlot.

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Rain Moth Gallery

The Rain Moth Gallery shop has a wide range of art and craft for sale from Riverland and South Australian artists. The exhibition rooms feature a minimum of eight new exhibitions per year ranging from paintings, to glass work, to creative crafts, to school students art, and displays of historical importance, supporting local and interstate artists.

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