Murray River Visitor Guide : Murray River Visitor Guide 2016
32 themurrayriver.com.au | riverland towns Discover our Hideaway Beautiful park in a peaceful and secluded setting. • Cabins, including dog-friendly cabins • Powered and unpowered sites • Playground • Pool • Camp kitchen • Canoe hire Ideal for all water sports, canoeing, birdwatching, central to all Riverland towns and close to Banrock Station. 461 Holmes Road, Kingston-on-Murray Ph: (08) 8583 0209 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.komcaravanpark.com.au KINGSTON-ON-MURRAY CARAVAN PARK GLOSSOP 231 kilometres from Adelaide map reference B2 Glossop, a small town with a strong sense of community, was named after Vice Admiral J.C . Glossop, Commander of HMAS Sydney which sank the German raider Emden during World War I. An anchor commemorates this event. Bella Lavender Estate is another popular attraction selling a range of lavender products and a café ser ving wood-oven pizzas. KINGSTON-ON-MURRAY 214 kilometres from Adelaide map reference B2 Originally called Thurk, the town was part of the new village settlement scheme started in the 1890s. One of Australia’s great explorers Captain Charles Sturt landed near the town in 1830. Today, Kingston-on-Murray is a great base for exploring the river on a guided boat tour or canoe. The excellent Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre is a major attraction, offering wine tastings, a modern restaurant, walking trails and birdwatching opportunities. LOVEDAY 225 kilometres from Adelaide map reference B2 Loveday was the site of a prisoner of war camp during World War II. Established in 1941, it was one of the largest in Australia covering about 180 hectares. The camp was closed at the end of the war and only a few original buildings still remain – contact the Barmera Visitor Information Centre for details. Other attractions include the 4x4 Adventure Park and Loveday Lagoons. LOXTON 257 kilometres from Adelaide map reference B3 Known as the ‘Garden Town of the Riverland’, Loxton is celebrated for its beautifully maintained gardens. Local attractions include The Village, Loxton, which has over 45 fully-restored buildings and exhibitions of farm equipment, machinery and household items used by the early settlers. Another highlight is The Tree of Knowledge – a magnificent old river red gum; Lock 4, located just outside of Loxton; and The Pines, a historic house which was built in 1909. Those with a penchant for history should pick up a copy of the Discover Loxton, Moorook and Kingston-on-Murray Walk and Drive guide from the Visitor Information Centre. Christmas is a special time in Loxton. On the last Saturday in November a spectacular fireworks show signals the start of the Loxton Christmas Lights Festival. Hundreds of households and businesses throughout the town are decorated with fairy lights and Christmas displays. You can follow the Christmas Lights Tour Route. Explore the region like a local Do the kids need to let off a bit of steam? Visit Loxton’s new, creative playground – fun for children of all ages and abilities. The visitor centre is near, so call in and collect copies of our maps, drives and guides with information on accommodation, dining, shopping and things to see and do for the whole family. Open seven days (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day). Bookpurnong Terrace, Loxton Ph: 1300 869 990 Email: email@example.com www.visitloxton.com.au LOXTON VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Cobdogla Station Caravan Park is probably one of South Australia’s best-kept secrets. Located 220 kilometres north east of Adelaide, Cobby is a small family-friendly and family-operated caravan park. With plenty of room for you and the kids, come and enjoy a truly relaxing holiday with all that the Riverland has to offer. Whether it is waterskiing, fishing or simply relaxing by the pool, Cobby is the perfect place to spend the weekend. Shueard Road, Cobdogla Ph: (08) 8588 7164 www.cobdoglacaravanpark.com.au COBDOGLA STATION CARAVAN PARK CADELL 185 kilometres from Adelaide map reference D1 Cadell attracts ornithologists and international botanists to see its unique varieties of Prickly bottlebrush. Visitors can follow an interpretive trail through the wetlands. Sample local wines and delicious regional produce at Caudo Vineyards. They also host the True Grit military-style obstacle challenge. Town facilities include a grassed riverfront area, playground, barbecues and camping facilities. Don’t miss the Cadell Harvest Festival, which includes Murray River Carp throwing, cockroach racing, orange and grape throwing, an Easter Egg Hunt and Giant Pumpkin competition. COBDOGLA 200 kilometres from Adelaide map reference B2 Cobdogla, an Aboriginal word meaning 'land of plenty', is a family-friendly holiday destination, with a riverfront caravan park and the nearby Bruno Bay boat ramp. Attractions include The Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum, which houses the only working Humphrey Pump in the world. A small fee applies and rides are available by arrangement. The Cobdogla Club is a friendly place for a drink or a delicious meal.