Things to Do

There is plenty to see and do around the Holiday Park, Waikerie and the ‘sweet’ tranquility of the Riverland region.

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.


Something For Everyone

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!

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. Click here to find out more…

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. Click here to find out more…

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. Click here to find out more…

The Historic Overland Corner 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. Click here to find out more…

Holder Bend Lookout

Enjoy magnificent, breathtaking Murray River views, with parking and easy access from Sturt Highway, just east of Waikerie. Click here to find out more…

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. Click here to find out more…

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 enthusiast, exploring the region’s network of creeks and lagoons. Click here to find out more…

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. Click here to find out more…

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. Click here to find out more…

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. Click here to find out more…

Gluepot Reserve

Gluepot Reserve is Australia’s largest community owned and managed conservation reserve. Situated 64km from the River Murray in South Australia’s Riverland with 54,390 hectares of nature, the reserve is home to 17 nationally threatened species of birds, 50 species of reptiles and 12 species of bats, some of which are threatened. The Reserve is part of the largest block of intact mallee left in Australia and so the viability of threatened bird populations and other flora and fauna is high. Click here to find out more…

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. Click here to find out more…