Riverland Adventure and Outdoors
Make a splash!
From wakeboarding to barefooting and kneeboarding, when it comes to the water, the Riverland is waterskiing heaven and a whole lot more.
Don't have the right gear? The locals have you covered. Hire watersports equipment at most towns along the river. Pick up jet skis, kneeboards, kayaks and waterskis. If you want a little help, ski lessons are also available.
One big water park
Renmark is a popular spot for water activities, including waterskiing, wakeboarding and knee-boarding. Pedal boats, dinghies, canoes and kayaks are all available for hire, but if you’re after a ski boat and equipment, it’s always best to bring your own.
Barmera’s Lake Bonney is perfect for any water and wind-assisted activities, including canoeing, kite-surfing and sailing. With a graded shoreline it offers a safe swimming environment for families.
At Berri, enjoy an airboat ride zipping through the creeks and backwaters that branch off from the Murray River.
Get really close to nature and camp along the Murray River. Campsites jostle for space with mallee gums on riverbanks and in conservation parks.
Pick up a permit from any of the Visitor Information Centres around the region. There’s plenty of choice. The locals will point you towards Katarapko, Lyrup Flats or Danggali Conservation Park, popular around the region for its sheer vastness.
Chowilla Game Reserve and Regional Reserve is a perfect spot to pitch a tent or power up a caravan. With an Aboriginal name meaning ‘place of good spirits’, or ‘good camping place’, the park’s peaceful billabongs and creek systems support an abundance of native birds and aquatic life, making it a great destination for birdwatching, canoeing and fishing.
Cast and catch
Have fun without getting your feet wet and cast a line in the Murray River. The river is perfect for fishing, no matter how experienced you are.
Grab some bait and local advice from the nearest riverside town and you're set. Callop (yellow belly) is an easy haul. During the warmer months, there are plenty of yabbies in the muddy shallows.
There are protected species too, so if you catch one like catfish or Murray cod, put it in back in the water. Get more information about protected species from PIRSA Fisheries. Other species like carp are pests, so make sure you dispose of them appropriately.
Bag, boat and size limits also apply in South Australia. Make sure you find out the latest when you pick up your bait.
A trip to the Riverland isn’t complete unless you make a splash.
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