Waikerie Things to DoExplore and enjoy the tranquil settings then sample savory or sweet local gourmet produce at it’s best – take some home as a beautifully presented gift or spoil yourself with a reminder of the fabulous Riverland
Riverglen View Art Studio & Gallery
With river views as stunning as the artworks, a visit to this unique & private gallery is a must! You will not be disappointed. Original kiln-fired glass artworks, paintings and prints are on display. Also, quality children’s books that will teach our next generation to take care of the environment. Affordable, locally made, original gift items. A short stroll will take you to a stunning cliff-top lookout, or enjoy the view from the deck with a complimentary glass of local wine or a freshly brewed cuppa. An incredibly private and remote natural setting, with breathtaking views over the River Murray. Open daily by appointment. Phone or email Liz. “Please, be our guest!”
Sturt Highway, Waikerie Ph: 08 8589 3123
Rain Moth Gallery
The Gallery supports local and interstate artists with a wide range of artwork for that special gift and has regularly changing exhibitions with a range of mediums used. Open Mon-Fri 10.30am-2.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm. (Staffed by volunteers so opening hours may vary).
4 Peake Tce, Waikerie Ph: 0417 221 704 (Sandy)
Waikerie Community Sports Centre & Swimming Pool
The facility provides health, fitness, recreation and sport to the wider community. The centre also includes a 24/7 gym and offers a variety of social sports including netball, basketball, soccer and tennis.
Centre opens 9am to 12pm and 3.30pm to 7pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 7am to 12pm and 3.30pm to 9pm, Tuesday and Thursday.
Pool open November to April.
59 Lawrie Terrace, Waikerie Ph: 08 8541 3477
F: Waikerie Community Sports Centre - E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere on the garden deck while sampling Havenhand’s finest chocolates. Havenhand specialises in fruit chocolates made with the Riverland’s own sun-drenched fruit, blended with imported top quality Belgian chocolate. The café location is ideal for a relaxed break from sight-seeing, perched on a hill over-looking the manicured lawns of Lions Riverfront Park and the beautiful Murray River. Whilst you’re here, enjoy a tea or coffee, or perhaps a delicious iced chocolate and a light dessert snack while you soak up the Murray River ambience. Havenhand’s wide range of products includes chocolate truffles, blocks, bars, novelties, chocolate fruit and a variety of gift packs. Open 7 days, 10am to 5pm.
22 Peake Terrace, Waikerie Ph: 08 8541 2134
Join your hosts, James and Sandra Schober, on their brand new boat 'Qatar' for a relaxing cruise up or down the Murray River, enjoying the quiet, smooth waters around Waikerie. Get up close and personal with nature and see the unique bird life, native flora and local fauna while cruising past 100 foot majestic limestone cliffs and glorious native gum and mallee trees on the picturesque banks of the River Murray. Rivergum Cruises offer 2 & 3 hour cruises, as well as giving people the option to design their own cruise. Rivergum Cruises also offers longer, full day cruises to Banrock Station, Caudo Vineyard, Overland Corner and Lock 2.
Leonard Norman Drive, Waikerie Ph:0477 333 896
Illalangi Gourmet Foods
The aboriginal word for home or place on a hill, Illalangi Gourmet Foods embraces its name in every sense, providing a range of quality food and gourmet products which are available to you from their welcoming and well stocked store, located atop the cliffs at Waikerie.
Illalangi is the culmination of many years of horticulture experience and a belief that the Riverland Region offers one of the best places in the world to grow clean and green food and wine.
Here you can taste their quality olives, oil and dukkah, relishes and preserves, their delightful caramelised wattle seed balsamic and more. Open 7 days, 10am-4pm.
12915 Sturt Highway, Waikerie Ph: 0427 419 037
SA’s greatest horse riding experience. Great trails, ride through open fields and Mallee bush with kangaroos. By appointment only.
14077 Sturt Highway, Waikerie Ph: 0431 207 828
BirdLife Australia Gluepot Reserve is Australia's largest community managed and operated conservation reserve. This 54,000ha large area of virgin Mallee scrub contains no less than 22 nationally endangered bird species and a unique flora and fauna adapted to the harsh conditions. Purchased in 1997, Gluepot has become an international center for scientific research. Gluepot is a birdwatchers' paradise with 200 species recorded including 22 that are nationally threatened. These include Black-eared Miner, Malleefowl, Red-lored Whistler, Regent Parrot, Scarlet-chested Parrot and Striated Grasswren. Gluepot Reserve is located 1.5 hrs drive on well-maintained dirt roads north of Waikerie. The Reserve is open to visitors year-round and visitors need to be self-catering and are advised to check local conditions prior to heading out.
Waikerie Ph: 08 8892 8600
Be amongst the first to experience wine tasting on the Murray River at Caudo Vineyard’s cellar door. The cellar door is located metres from the Murray River and its rustic feel blends in perfectly to its surroundings. From its crafted hard wood floors to its recycled red gum pillars brightly lit, you feel like you are drinking wine with the local wildlife. Caudo Vineyard also offers a variety of tasting platters, showcasing local produce. When travelling from Waikerie, Cadell or Morgan by boat, this is the perfect destination to pull up and sample some of Caudo Vineyard’s local produce, even get a vineyard tour. Bookings are essential. Open 6 days, Tues - Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Hogwash Road, Cadell Ph: 0418 715 661
Burk Salter Boutique Winery/Salter's Station
Burk Salter Wines is a boutique winery and cellar door at Blanchetown, owned and managed by Greg and Jane Salter. Situated overlooking the vineyard, River Murray and towering cliffs the cellar door is one of Australia’s undiscovered secrets. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere as you relax and partake in some tastings. Greg and Jane offer exclusive tours of their family vineyard and surrounding wetlands on board their restored 1927 Chevrolet Truck. Accommodation is also available at the winery. Salter's Station is a unique self contained holiday home or bed and breakfast accommodation. It is ideal for that fun and relaxing getaway with family or friends. Open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4.30pm. Public holidays 11am - 4.30pm or by prior arrangement.
72 Paisley Road, Blanchetown Ph: 08 8540 5023
Overland Corner Hotel
Enjoy the warm hospitality of this historic pub located 26km from Waikerie on Devlin’s Pound Road. Open Tues-Sunday, 11am- late. Lunch served from noon to 2pm, dinner 6pm to 8pm.
205 Old Coach Road, Overland Corner Ph: 08 8588 7021
Murray River Queen
Experience this unique Riverland attraction and come on board a majestic Murray River paddle steamer. The main dining room is a contemporary Thai restaurant, offering spectacular water views. The back deck boasts a regional cellar door where you can sample some of the best Riverland produce with more than a dozen suppliers of wine, cider and beer. Enjoy cellar door tastings with a gourmet pizza. If your visit occurs on the weekend consider having breakfast or brunch on the boat deck. The Murray River Queen now offers deluxe queen cabins for guests wanting to enjoy the tranquillity that is the Murray River. Open 7 days.
Leonard Norman Drive, Waikerie Ph: 08 8541 4411
Waikerie District Visitor Information Centre
For an extensive range of local information on things to do, places to visit, maps, where to stay and eat, visit the Waikerie District Visitor Information Centre and speak with our friendly staff, who will assist you to make the most of your stay in the Waikerie district and Riverland. The centre is also home to the Strangman Testimonial Banner, which is located in the foyer of the visitor centre. The Strangman Banner was presented to Cecil Strangman by the Chinese community of Darwin in 1913. The banner was made in China and embroidered with Northern Territory Gold, and handed down to his son John Strangman, an elected member of council from 1923-29, then chairman 1930-57.
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm (closed Christmas Day & Good Fri).
Civic Centre, Strangman Road, Waikerie Ph: 08 8541 0708
Waikerie Shopping Precinct
Waikerie’s vibrant shopping precincts of predominantly locally owned and operated businesses offers a varied and unique range of products.
The Cobweb Art and Craft
A local store run by local volunteers selling a variety of homemade items.
Open Mon-Fri 9.30am to 1.15pm (open until 5pm if volunteers can be staffed). Sat 9am-12.30pm. (Staffed by volunteers so opening hours may vary).
14 McCoy Street, Waikerie Ph: 0488 132 530