Waikerie - Cities, Towns and Localities
Situated in the Riverland region on the south bank of the Murray River, Waikerie
is a rural town that offers a a number of attractions, a range of accommodation,
hospitality and retail services.
The surrounding region is well known for broadacre farming, vineyards and citrus
groves that produces thousands of tonnes of quality produce for national and
With a climate that boasts more annual sunshine hours then the Gold Coast,
thousands of visitors visit Waikerie and the Riverland region annually. As well
as great weather, the region offers the chance to enjoy walks, wildlife,
history, water activities and gliding.
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.
Ph: 08 8892 8600 Fax: 08 8892 8612
Gluepot Reserve is Birds
Australia's first publicly funded Reserve. Located in the semi-arid South
Australian mallee it is considered by many to be one of the crown jewels in the
nation's reserve system. With over 50,000 ha this large area of virgin mallee
scrub contains no less than 6 nationally endangered bird species and a unique
flora and fauna adapted to the harsh conditions.
ocated just 1.5 hrs drive on well-maintained dirt roads north of Waikerie, the
Reserve is open to visitors year-round. Entry fees are payable upon arrival.
Facilities include a visitor information centre, campgrounds, bird hides,
driving and walking tracks, and brochures.
Banrock Station Wine
and Wetland Centre
Holmes Rd, KINGSTON-ON-MURRAY SA 5331 Ph: +61 8 8583 0299 Fax: +61 8 8583
Open 10 am-5 pm (closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
Experience the self guided
walking trails featuring a series of Story Centres, Information Huts and Bird
hides where you can get up close to spectacular restored wetlands, mallee and
wildlife. 2.5 km and 8 km trails available. Sit back and relax on the spacious
deck and enjoy Australian cuisine and Banrock Station wine while overlooking the
magnificent panoramic views.
The picturesque Banrock Station property includes 3,400 acres of bushland and
extensive wetlands that are being carefully restored to their natural state.
When the property was first purchased, over a century of rabbit and stock
grazing, and timber felling had degraded native vegetation, wildlife habitats
and floodplains. Locks controlling the ebb and flow of the river had
interrupted the natural wetting and drying cycles, favouring feral European Carp
and upsetting the local habitats.
Now, following passionate conservation work by Banrock Station and dedicated
conservation groups like Wetland Care Australia, the wetlands and woodlands are
carefully being rejuvenated. The re-introduction of natural wetting and drying
cycles has spurred life. The replanting of native vegetation has reduced soil
erosion, and provided homes for animals to nest. Fish barriers and drying cycles
have significantly reduced the number of damaging European Carp. Importantly,
native water birds are returning to nest at Banrock Station. Native fish, water
plants, frogs, insects, birds and reptiles are once again contributing to the
diversity of the River Murray.
Banrock Station prides itself in the tireless work done to rejuvenate the nature
reserves on the property, and in the partnerships it has formed throughout
Australia and 9 other countries around the world to improve wetland habitats for
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Waikerie Gliding Club
Ph: 08 8541 2644
With some of the best gliding
conditions in the world, visitors can take advantage of the beautiful weather
and open countryside, by flying with the Waikerie Gliding Club. As one of Australia's leading soaring centres,
the centre offers the full range of training including air experience flights;
beginners courses; cross country training together with an excellent club house
Waikerie RSL Sub-branch Memorabilia Museum
10 Thompson St, WAIKERIE SA
Open Mon-Fri - 12 pm - 5 pm - Other times by appointment
The museum houses some
fascinating memorabilia from the past.