Murray River Visitor Guide : Murray River Visitor Guide 2016
34 themurrayriver.com.au | riverland towns Two modern and spacious houseboats for you to enjoy as unique moored accommodation. Affordable rates and each boat is 2–10 berth. Enjoy the view of the town’s lights at night from the rear deck of this peaceful location. All only a five minute river front stroll to the township. • Self-contained • Linen • Two person kayak • 240v power • Provision to tie up speedboat Houseboat also available for hire/drive. Contact: Deanne Flaherty Mob: 0429 865 749 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.boatsandbedzzz.com.au BOATS & BEDZZZ RENMARK 257 kilometres from Adelaide map reference A2 Named after an Aboriginal word meaning ‘red mud’, Renmark is Australia’s first irrigation settlement and a popular spot for water sports. Pedal boats, dinghies, canoes and kayaks are all available for hire. Attractions include Ruston’s Rose Garden (the largest of its type in Australia), Olivewood Estate, a historic homestead dating back to the 1880s and the Frank Harding Collection, displaying murals and aviation paintings. Those who want to get out on the river can cruise on the PS Industry, while River Lady Eco Cruises offer three to 10 day cruises. For something a little gentler, walk or cycle the five kilometre Renmark riverfront interpretive walk or, if you want to tour the area by car, follow the 185 kilometre Renmark Paringa Discovery Drive, incorporating Lyrup and showcasing a mix of attractions. Located three kilometres from Renmark is the McCormick Centre which includes an electronic interpretive model of the Murray– Darling Basin and is a beautiful wetland area. Part of the Riverland Biosphere Reserve, Calperum Station offers educational and training programs, camping, picnic facilities, bushwalking, canoeing and birdwatching. Other attractions include Almondco Almond Hut, which sells over 100 artisan products, and the Renmark Hotel, the first community- owned hotel in the British Commonwealth. Sturt Highway, Renmark Ph: (08) 8586 8840 www.almondco.com.au • Whole almonds • Diced almonds • Almond meal • Flavoured almonds • Exfoliating almond soap • Chocolate almonds • Almond bread • Almond muesli • Gift packs • Almond confectionery • Made to order gift baskets available • Plus much more • Online sales available Open Monday–Thursday 8:30am–4:30pm, Friday 8am–4pm. Direct to the Public Sales ALMONDCO ALMOND HUT Sturt Highway, Renmark Ph: (08) 8586 8200 www.renmarkresort.com.au Located onsite at Renmark Resort, the restaurant offers a traditional steakhouse vibe with a modern twist. The menu features American favourites including ribs and mouth-watering burgers along with prime cut steaks, schnitzels and other Australian pub favourites. ANGUS & CO. BAR & GRILL Contact: Rob and Cathie Sturt Highway, Paringa Ph: (08) 8595 5400 (BH) or (08) 8595 5486 (AH) Email: email@example.com www.cammiesantiques.com.au From rustic to really ritzy • Furniture • Kitchenalia • Tools • Signs • China • Glassware • Second-hand books • Garagenalia • Annie Sloan Chalk PaintTM Decorative Paint CAMMIES ANTIQUES MORGAN 175 kilometres from Adelaide map reference D1 At the height of the paddle steamer era in the 19th century, Morgan was the busiest inland port in South Australia and is now a popular place to visit for houseboats, water sports, fishing and birdwatching. The restored historic wharf precinct captures the spirit of those early days. Follow the historical walk through the town, which includes the fully restored Morgan morgue. There is plenty of accommodation, including a riverfront caravan park, motel, holiday homes, two hotels and several B&Bs. PARINGA 259 kilometres from Adelaide map reference A2 Named after an Aboriginal word meaning ‘big bend in the river’. Attractions include a historic lifting span bridge, Customs House and the Renmark Paringa Community Museum. Bert Dix Memorial Park is a great spot to enjoy a picnic, while Headings Cliffs Lookout provides great views of the river and limestone cliffs. Cammies Antiques and the Paringa Community Museum are both worth visiting. Lovers of craft beer should head out to the Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery in nearby Murtho, home of Amazon Ale, named after the nearby Amazon Creek.