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The Riverland: A food and wine lovers dream

The Riverland: A food and wine lovers dream

Stretching from Blanchetown to the South Australian border, the Riverland is a food and wine lovers dream, a family holiday haven and the perfect piece of paradise for visitors to get away, relax and switch to ‘river time.’

The heart and soul of the Riverland is the beautiful Murray River and it is central to many water activities. For the action-seeking traveller there is water skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding and jet skiing just to name a few!  For those that like to explore at a slower pace, there is paddle boarding or canoeing the backwaters, but for those looking to really switch off into relaxation mode, there is nothing better than cruising the River on a luxury houseboat.

The Riverland is well known for its fine wine, but more recently it has become the home of a regional tasting experience not to be missed. From the distillery to the brewery, boutique winery to the local coffee roaster, there is a range of boutique wines and wine alternatives including local ales, ciders, spirits, sangria and coffee liqueurs. Visitors can take in river views while enjoying a drink with friends, try something different at a tasting or purchase a few bottles for home at the cellar doors.

Foodies are spoilt for choice with delicious regional produce including citrus, stone fruit, almonds and dried fruit that can be purchased at numerous roadside stalls and regional providores or they can enjoy regional tasting platters and even Greek cuisine at one of the many local restaurants, cafes or wineries.

There’s no better way to discover some of the Riverland’s tastiest offerings than following the River Tastes Food and Beverage Trail. This map is available as a tear off map as well as an interactive online version at Featuring the best of the Riverland’s food, beverages and providores, visitors can spend the day creating their very own regional tasting experience.

Families can discover walking tails, try their luck at fishing and entertain the kids at one of the many playgrounds. Nature’s playground, Lake Bonney, is also a great place to spend the day on the water with the family.

For visitors seeking pure tranquillity, relaxation and luxury, there is no better place to sit down with a glass of Riverland wine and soak in the spectacular river views before resting their heads than in the privacy of a luxurious cliff-top villa.

To discover more about the Riverland and for information on planning your trip, visit

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