The Riverland region is only a few hours from Adelaide, but with its Mediterranean climate, it’s just the place to escape the Winter blues. It also has accommodation and food options galore.
People say, the homey and welcoming café Flavours of the Riverland in Barmera, is like going to Grandma’s for good home-cooked food. In Winter they serve up homemade soup, gourmet pies (including their signature emu pie), and toasted sandwiches with the cheese oozing out. They also feature a large display of delectable Riverland Produce.
To rest for the night, a great choice is the unique floating hotel, the Murray River Queen in Renmark. With a focus on dining they have both modern Asian and Medieval spit-roasts feast on offer. Their head chef, Sean Kim, is world renowned and has recently worked at Africola and Golden Boy in Adelaide. Its rooms are modern comfortable with cozy beds.
The award-winning Loxton Hotel, has one of the region’s best bistros featuring a seasonal menu, and rooms with both Garden and River views. They also have an outdoor pool and during winter offer accommodation and meal deals you don’t want to miss.
Situated right on the banks of the River Murray in Renmark, the Riverbend Caravan Park, is the perfect location for relaxing, fishing, or photographing nature. From budget cabins to deluxe riverfront cabins, powered sights, and large drive through sites for big caravans they have just the spot for everyone to rest. Surrounded by big, beautiful gumtrees – enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the natural beauty of the Murray.