Things to do

Blessed with a sunny climate, the Berri Barmera district is located in the Riverland, South Australia, 2 and a half hours drive from Adelaide and is an ideal location to spend time with family and loved ones, whether it be a short break or extended vacation.

You can reach our District by car via the Sturt Highway from Adelaide (Main North Road to Gawler) or Mildura. There are other alternative routes that can be taken by car from Adelaide also. Premier Stateliner Coaches also travel between Berri, Barmera and Adelaide twice daily (once on Saturdays).

If boating is more your style, Berri has floating wharf platforms for boat and houseboat mooring. A public marina (not suitable for houseboats) is also located on the Riverfront in Berri. Small boats can access Lake Bonney and Barmera.

When you finally arrive in our beautiful district, you'll never be short of things to do.

Find your own secluded place to admire the views and indulge in a gourmet picnic, complete with local wine and produce purchased earlier in the day at the cellar door and roadside stalls.

Take a leisurely walk through a national park, paddle a canoe in the backwaters or steer your houseboat into a bay. All of these places are alive with native wildlife for you to see.

Step back in time to follow in the steps of explorers, overlanders, pioneers and bushrangers at the many historical attractions, and appreciate the indigenous cultural heritage of the region.

If a more action packed itinerary appeals, a choice of water-skiing, swimming, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, jet-skiing and fishing beckon. If land action is more your style, the district has a recreation centre, extensive playing fields, courts, bowling greens and golf courses.

Shopping can also be added to the itinerary with seven day trading and at the end of a long day don't miss the taste of delicious food from one of the district's many quality restaurants.

Berri Barmera hosts a number of events showcasing multicultural diversity, sporting talent, food, wine and music. Events include the Wine and Food Festival, Country Music Festival, Easter and Christmas activities, Sheep Dog Trials, Yachting Regattas and Field Days.