The area known as The Riverland is located on the Murray River in South Australia, and extends from Renmark to Waikerie. The river, which flows 650km through South Australia, is central to the success of the region, it provides a natural resource for irrigation, a playground for tourists, and a natural environment for the native flora and fauna.
The major horticultural products grown are in the Murray Riverlands are wine grapes, oranges, lemons, stone fruit, almonds, with increasing plantings of olives. Berri boasts the largest winery in the Southern Hemisphere, oranges and other fruit are juiced and stone fruit are dried using the natural heat of the sun.
The Great Murray River was born more than a hundred million years ago, and provided a source of food for the local Aborigines until the arrival of white men. Today the Murray still meanders through South Australia's heartland to the sea giving its modern day explorers unforgettable encounters with abundant wildlife, historic towns, rich vineyards and orchards. Whether your idea of fun is to relax on a leisurely cruise (by canoe, paddlesteamer or houseboat), explore the backwaters and by-ways of Australia's greatest river or simply drop a line and enjoy the fishing, the Murray is one of Australia's best inland destinations for a holiday. The region is sprinkled with historic river towns which can be explored either by car or on the river itself.