Waikerie Eco Experiences

Waikerie Eco Experiences

Waikerie's Birdwatcher's Trail

Banrock Station

Banrock Station

28km east of Waikerie on the Sturt Highway, the world famous wine and ecological wetland with 3 Boardwalks highlighting local flora and fauna. 

Self-guided walking trails featuring a series of story centres, information huts and bird hides where you can get close to the spectacular wetlands and wildlife. Walk is closed if temperature is over 35°.

Banrock Station is the ideal setting to enjoy an outstanding wine, food and nature experience. Situated in the heart of the Riverland, Banrock Station features scenic walking trails around magnificently restored wetlands with story centres, information huts and birdhides where you can view abundant wildlife.

The Wine and Wetland Centre overlooking the vineyards and panoramic wetlands, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy lunch from our menu which showcases the outstanding produce available in the region, complimented of course by a glass of great Banrock Station wine.

A unique pairing of Good Earth and Fine Wine, Banrock Station's climate is ideal for producing wonderful fruit driven, innovative wine styles, all can be enjoyed at our Celler Door or over a relaxed lunch.

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Weekends and Public Holidays 9am to 5pm
Lunches and wine tastings available daily | Phone: (08) 8583 0299

Benson Park

Benson Park

Take a visit to Benson Park and go back in time and discover a different lifestyle on this century old property.

At Benson Park you can experience the Australian bush whilst gaining an appreciation for horses. Many safe trail riding options are available and all take in breathtaking views of the majestic Murray River. Twilight rides are available during the summer months.

Other attractions to the Park is their Bush Banquets which includes a 3 course camp over dinner with nibbles and hor d'oeurvres on arrival; children's birthday parties; bush walking and old fashioned games and puzzles in the barn.

Open every weekend. Other days by arrangement.
Bookings essential. 0431 207 828 | (08) 8541 2283

Gluepot Reserve

Gluepot Reserve - Birdlife Australia

The world famous bird watcher’s paradise with 14 walking trails and camping available. Gluepot Reserve is BirdLife Australia's first publicly funded Reserve. Located in the semi-arid South Australian mallee it is considered by many to be one of the crown jewels in the nation's reserve system. Gluepot Reserve is located 1.5 hrs drive on well-maintained dirt roads north of Waikerie. The Reserve is open to visitors year-round. Entry fees are payable upon arrival. Visitors need to be self-catering and are advised to check local conditions prior to heading out.

See up to 18 nationally threatened species of birds, 50 species of reptiles and 12 species of bats. A 50km self drive vehicle trail directs visitors to some of the diverse sites on the Reserve.

More about local birdwatching | www.gluepot.org | Phone: (08) 8892 8600

Southern Birding Services

Expert Bird Guiding, Specialised Birding Tours, Flexible options to suit a range of budgets.

Phone: 0409 763 172
www.sabirding.com

Rex Ellis Bush Safari’s & Murray River Farm

Range of Outback Adventure/Wildlife Safaris
Itineraries 1.5 hours to 6 days – October to April

Taylorville-Morgan Road
Phone: (08) 8543 2280

Burk Salter Wine and Wetland Tour

Burk Salter Wines is located on the picturesque banks of the river at Blanchetown. The area is renowned for its rich history and spectacular wildlife. Burk Salter Wines now offer exclusive tours of the family vineyard and surrounding wetlands aboard an immaculately restored 1927 Chevrolet Truck. The tour concludes with a private wine tasting at the Cellar Door accompanied by a gourmet cheese platter.

Bookings: (08) 8540 5023 or 0438 405 023
www.burksalterwines.com.au

Loch Luna Cruises

Cruise through the Nockburra and Chambers Creeks of the Loch Luna Game Reserve aboard the M.V. Loch Luna. The 3 hour guided cruise departs from the Kingston-on-Murray riverfront 9am and 1.30pm Sunday- Friday and includes refreshments.

Bookings: 0449 122 271 or after hours (08) 8583 0155

Jolly Goodfellow's Birding

Enjoy 1-6 day Bird-watching safaris in the Riverland Biosphere or take an Outback Bird Safari to Gluepot, Lake Eyre, Innamincka and Coongie Lakes. See rare and endangered bird species in the mallee woodlands.

Bookings: (08) 8583 5530 or 0407 609 160
www.birding.com.au

Riverland Leisure Canoe Tours

Guided tours through the creeks and backwaters of the Murray River. Canoe and kayak hire available.

Bookings: (08) 8595 5399
www.riverlandcanoes.com.au

Waikerie things to do