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Murray Riverlands

Where one of the world's mightiest rivers reaches the ocean

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At a Glance

Clock on to river time: a relaxed pace of living where the days stretch before you. The next boat departs whenever you want, lunchtime is whenever you're hungry and checkout is whenever you wake up. Stunning conservation parks, a thriving fruit industry and the beautiful Murray make the Riverland a great place for a family holiday. Captain your own houseboat and cruise past ochre-coloured cliffs or hire a canoe or kayak and paddle your way through the secluded backwaters of the Murray River. Nearby, experience some of the finest liquor you’ll ever taste at the Twenty Third Street Distillery in Renmark or embark on the epic Murray River Walk: one of the Great Walks of Australia. 

When to visit

The Riverlands are worth visiting any time of year but temperatures fluctuate significantly by season.  February is the hottest month of the year but starts to cool cool down by March, which is when some of the Adelaide events tend to happen. Winter is a lot colder but warm sunny skies are a feature all year and the shoulder seasons are perfect too, especially if you want to catch the new shoots of spring or fewer crowds of autumn. 



South Australian summers (Dec – Feb) can be hot, as they are influenced by northerly winds from the desert. Winters are influenced by Antarctic fronts and June – Aug can be particularly cool but winter is still a good time to visit, as it is quietest and the rugged southern coastline is of the Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island are beautiful that time of year too. 


Watch a film about the region

Find out more about the Murray Riverlands Climate by watching a film introducing these unique destinations. 


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