Soak in sunrise to sunset on the Murray
Captain your own houseboat, fish, dive into water sports or cruise along Australia’s greatest waterway, the Murray River. On land, there are welcoming communities along with a bounty of fresh, mouth-watering oranges, stone-fruits, almonds and other locally-grown culinary delights to savour at road-side stalls and the Riverland Farmer’s Market.
Situated at the end of the Murray River, this region stretches from north of Swan Reach, down south to Murray Bridge and Meningie, incorporating the Mallee scrubland and is just an hour from Adelaide.
With red, white and fortified wines on offer alongside fresh Angas beef, olives, cheeses, chocolate, traditionally-baked bread, fruit and vegetables, you’ll enjoy a feast in the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region.
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Experience the Murray River Lakes and Coorong
From prized Angus Beef, famously moist Coorong Mullet or fresh apricots and oranges, the variety of seasonal produce in the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region is as wide as it is delicious.
Stock up on fresh delights from roadside stalls along the Princes Highway, including fresh fish, oven-baked breads, honey, olive oil, beef, dairy and fruit. Pack a weekend bag full of treats and set sail on the Murray River on a houseboat and meander your way along the river for a day or two.
Stop off at Mannum and visit Heward Estate Wines, located right on the banks of the river. Bottling under the name ‘Mannum Cliffs Wines’, these guys specialise in offering something different to the usual, so prepare to be surprised and delighted. Willow Point Wines near Murray Bridge produce a range of wines but are most famous for their fortified range.
Head to Goolwa and visit the mouth of the Murray River on Lake Alexandrina. Stop in at The Steam Exchange Brewery and try out their handcrafted beers overlooking the mighty Murray.