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
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
The Waikerie Hotel Motel offers full day and half day bike hire. So why not take a leisurely bike ride and explore what Waikerie has to offer. Half day (4 hours) $25, full day $40 or overnight (two days) $60. Available at the Waikerie Hotel Motel.
Ph: 8541 2999
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
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
Cobweb Art & Crafts
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
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
Hart Lagoon Walking Trail & Bird Hide
Hart Lagoon is a wetland of significance and interest, situated adjacent to the Waikerie riverfront and Holiday Park. The walking track is a loop of 5km and can be done in sections. It follows the edge of the lagoon to Ricciuto Road and returns between the river and the lagoon. The habitat provides for native flora and fauna and is great for birdwatching. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to use the bird hide, walking track or camp along the river.
Access from Edgar Bartlett Drive, Waikerie.
Enjoy magnificent Murray River views, with parking and easy access from Sturt Highway. Sturt Hwy, just east of Waikerie.
Illalangi Gourmet Foods & Bush Tucker Garden
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
View the scenic area near the lock and watch the river traffic using the lock chamber. Ideal picnic, BBQ and recreational area. Open from 8am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day).
Goyder Hwy, near Taylorville. Ph: (08) 8543 2246
Maize Island Lagoon Conservationa Park
Backed by magnificent cliffs, Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park (215 hectares) contains many backwater lagoons lined by tall, majestic River Red Gum trees. It provides the ideal habitat for a variety of bird and reptile species and is also home to families of western grey kangaroos. Enjoy camping on the banks of the Murray River and fish along the cliffs and river banks for dinner. Go for a morning walk, keeping an eye out for species of wrens, honeyeaters and birds of prey.
The Nippy’s family now owns three companies in South Australia that are independently owned and run by members of our Nippy’s family. The main business is the manufacture of fruit juice and flavoured dairy products under the Nippy’s name. Nippy’s Factory Direct Outlet located on Ian Oliver Drive has all of the best Nippy’s products from its juices to milk products.
2 Ian Oliver Drive, Waikerie. Ph: 8541 0600
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
Peter Jacobs Trail
Located within the Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park the Peter Jacobs
Trail is a self-guided walk developed by members of the River Murray Youth
Council (RMYC). The value of the local park resonated with the group and
members helped to develop a strategic plan to raise the profile of the park.
The group developed old off-road driving tracks have been given a new
purpose and is now a walking trail dedicated to passionate member of the
Waikerie community and advocate for the park, Peter Jacobs. RMYC members
with the assistance from the Natural Resources SAMDB staff, Riverland West
Landcare and Rotary Club of Waikerie. You can pick up information and maps
from the Waikerie District Visitor Information Centre locatedon Strangman Road, Waikerie.
(Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park located on Hawkes Hill Road, Holder).
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)
Ramco Point & Lagoon
Only 5.5km from Waikerie, heading towards Cadell and boasting excellent river frontage is backed by a lagoon which is teaming with birdlife. Facilities include a shelter, toilets, boat ramp and a selection of camping locations on the riverbank (camping permitted west of the boat ramp).
Ramco Point Rd, Ramco
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
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
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
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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 Fauna Park
A fauna park featuring kangaroos and emus is located next to the Waikerie Holiday Park.
Peake Terrace, Waikerie
Waikerie Toy Museum
View a private collection of toys dating back to the early 1900’s. Take a stroll down memory lane – there’s something here for all ages. Dolls, tin toys, Corgi-Dinky Toys, Moko-Lesney Toys, tricycles & scooters, Tonka toys and a sand pit for the kids to play with the Tonka toys.
Entry is free but a gold coin donation is appreciated.
Available by appointment to view most days Ph: 0429 990 336
89 Holder Top Road, Waikerie
Waikerie & Districts Machinery Preservation Society
The museum displays a range of stationary engines, vintage tractors, farm machinery and equipment used in the bygone era. Other attractions include depression hut, oil & grease tins, shearing shed display, old signs, fuel bowsers etc. and much more. Open by appointment and the second & fourth Friday of each month from 9am – noon.
Ph: 0438 412 826 or 0419 848 213
Rowe Street, Waikerie
Waikerie Heritage Walk
Discover Waikerie’s history and interesting beginning as part of a South Australian Government Village Settlement experiment from 1894. The walk begins at the jetty on the riverfront and takes you through the town centre and history on the way.
Length: 2km Time: 2 hours Difficulty: Moderate
Waikerie Clifftop Walk
This 2km walk stretches eastwards from the Waikerie Ferry through the pumping station grounds to the lookout, and then along the picturesque clifftop. The height of the cliffs gives a fantastic view over the River Murray and the meandering floodplain. River floods now occur only once in 10 or 12 years, but the evidence of flood activity is still evident in a complex of terraces, hollows, wetlands, billabongs, backwaters and anabranches
Access is also available from behind the Rainmoth Gallery & Pioneer Park, off Crush Terrace.
Waikerie Lions Riverfront Park
Adjacent to the ferry in Waikerie, this beautiful, large lawn area offers plenty of shady trees, shelters, BBQ’s, playground, boat ramps, toilets and ample parking.