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Barmera - Cities, Towns and Localities

Considered the jewel of the Riverland, Barmera sits on the southern foreshore of Lake Bonney, a freshwater aquatic paradise.

Fed by the Murray River, via Chambers Creek wetlands, Lake Bonney is a shallow lake with a sandy bottom, offering safe swimming and a host of other aquatic activities ranging from boating, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, skiing, jet skiing and fishing. The region is also a haven for birds.

The foreshore has boat ramps and jetties, as well as gazebos, bbq sites and children's playgrounds. With the main street providing some great examples of Art Deco design, there are a range of speciality shops. Barmera is also renown for country music, playing host to the annual Country Music Festival.

Just 14 km to the east, along the Old Sturt Highway, is the town of Berri.

Check out our listing of Barmera accommodation, Berri accommodation and Riverland accommodation.  In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Barmera Visitor Information Centre
Barwell Avenue
BARMERA SA 5345
Ph: 08 8588 2289
Email
Web: www.barmeratourism.com.au

Open
Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Barmera Attractions

Rocky's Country Music Hall of Fame
• Barwell Ave, BARMERA • Ph: 08 588 1463 • Email
• Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri - 10 am - 3 pm (closed 12 pm - 1 pm for lunch)
• Everyone is welcomed to the Rocky's Hall of Fame Pioneers Museum, where you can browse through a valuable collection of musical instruments and memorabilia, along with a large collection of cartoons and photos that depict many of Australia's biggest names of country music.

The ‘Big Guitar’ and the ‘Hands of Fame’ are ‘must see’ feature of the museum, displaying the hand prints of famous International and Australian artists including Slim Dusty, Smokey Dawson, Reg Lindsay and Buddy Williams, along with over many other noted local entertainers.

As the facility is run by a group of volunteers, opening times are subject to their availability. Coach tours and groups are welcomed by advance booking.

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Barmera Events

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South Australian Country Music Festival
• Ph: 08 8588 1030 • Mobile: 0417 868 571 • Email
• June
• Held throughout the Riverland region and centred around Barmera, the ten day annual SA Country Music Festival is a must see on many a visitor and country music fan. Other participating nearby towns include Berri, Cobdogla, and Overland Corner.
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Barmera Distance

Distance to Barmera
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Barmera:
  Km
• Adelaide 225
• Berri 15
• Blanchetown 89
• Kingston-on-Murray 13
  Km
• Loxton 34
• Morgan 91
• Renmark 32
• Waikerie 48
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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