Are you planning a trip to Riverland South Australia any time soon? Better yet, do you want to know what you could do while you are there? Well, you are in luck. Below you’ll find a list of top things to do in Riverland South Australia.  

As a holiday destination, Riverland South Australia has a number of activities that are sure to be highlights of your trip. In fact, it is known for having a wide range of fun activities that are perfect for all ages. While this is a good thing, it does present a challenge to those visiting Riverland South Australia. This is more-so true if one is visiting for a short period of time.

So what’s the challenge? Well, settling on an ideal activity, one that you are definitely going to enjoy. In other words, it is difficult for visitors to settle on top activities that’ll make their trip fun and memorable. It is with this that we’ve opted to share with you this post. Below you’ll find top things to do in the Riverland South Australia.

Enjoy The Wildlife

If you love wildlife, you are sure to enjoy your visit to Riverland South Australia. It is home to a number of wildlife including endangered animal species. Currently, there are more than 35 different species of birds, 35 different species of fish and 16 different species of mammals. That said, Riverland’s expansive plains and Mallee landscapes are home to some of Australia’s well-known wildlife.

A perfect example of an animal that calls this place home is Red kangaroos. Mighty Wedge-tailed eagles and the emus, also call this place home. If you happen to be quiet during your trip, you might just have a sight of a native water rat or an echidna. The same also goes for giant goannas that quietly sun themselves on trees.

With an extensive network of protected National Parks and Wetlands, Riverland South Australia is also home to a variety of bird species. Fun fact, it’s richness in birdlife has resulted in it being called a “Twitchers Paradise”. Typical birds you’ll find at Riverland South Australia include Swallows and Kingfishers. You’ll also come across Peregrine Falcons. On the wetlands, you might come across Swans, Ibis, Spoonbills and Ducks.

Hire A Houseboat

Hiring a houseboat is another great activity to take up while on a visit to Riverland South Australia. This is especially true if you are visiting during winter. With a houseboat, you’ll be able to relax while cruising along the Murray River. Furthermore, you’ll get to relax and breathe in the fresh air that the environment offers.

Another plus is the scenery of the whole cruise experience while onboard a houseboat. The Murray River is known for having eye-catching scenery, if you were to cruise on it you’ll get to enjoy all of it. In fact, if you are lucky, you’ll get to experience the very best of the Riverland’s sunset. Even better is that it does offer numerous spots to enjoy the sunset from. Just pick your spot and soak in the beauty that is sunset in Riverland South Australia.

Explore Unique Sceneries

The ability to explore unique sceneries in Riverland South Australia is another go-to fun-filled activity. A plus with the sceneries you’ll explore in Riverland South Australia is uniqueness. There is a number of untouched scenery in Riverland South Australia just waiting for you to explore them. Furthermore, it boasts a number of hidden environment and spectacular clifftop views. Not to forget the Murray River Tracks that also offer its own charm.

To better enjoy and explore the sceneries Riverland South Australia offers, do take up walking trails. If you are a serious walker, this part of Australia is home to the Murray River Walk. This is basically, a guided 4 day night walk that’s complete with luxury houseboat accommodation. Also included is a sample of local produce.

Enjoy The Food

If you love food you’ll definitely enjoy what Riverland South Australia has to offer. This is especially true if you fancy having authentic Australia cuisine during your trip. This part of Australia is home to a number of spots and eateries where you can spoil yourself with all things food and drinks. From Cellar Doors, Road Side Stalls, top of the line restaurants to Brews & Distilleries, it has it all. To make things even better, the spots above are just a drive away from each other. This goes to making the commute to and from one spot to the other very easy.

So what can you expect from each of these spots? Well, the restaurants in Riverland South Australia are known to serve up the very best of local produce. This also goes for authentic Australian cuisines. So if you fancy sampling authentic Australian cuisine during your trip, you should definitely visit one or two.

A number of these restaurants also offer dining out option, something that’s an experience in itself making it something nice to do during your trip. The Cellar Doors, on the other hand, serve up a wide range of wine grapes. This includes the likes of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz, just to mention a few.


There is always an event happening in Riverland South Australia. Whether it’s a wine event accompanied with jazz music or even a hype concert with modern music, there is always an event that’s sure to pick your eye. A plus with these events is they are different in just about every way, somethings that are purposefully done to make sure that there is an event perfect for all ages.

To make sure you don’t miss out, I suggest checking out Riverland South Australia’s events calendar. This is something you can get your hands on by visiting the official Riverland Events page.   

Arts, History & Culture

Getting to learn of Riverland South Australia’s arts, history and culture is another activity you can take up during your visit. You’ll get to experience its proud history that includes Australia’s birthplace of irrigation. Other notables include 20 million year-old limestone cliffs and sandy soils known to have blown 40,000 years ago. Still on history, do set time aside to visit the Riverland’s historic homesteads and hotels. Be warned, some of these homesteads and hotels do have ghosts.

In terms of art, Riverland South Australia is an artist’s paradise. From the Murray River light reflections, diverse landscapes, changing light that shimmers across the ochre wetlands and sands, you name it. In addition, the natural beauty and assorted wildlife is sure to touch and inspire you to craft ideal art pieces.

Need added information on what to do while in Riverland South Australia? Do get in touch with RiverGum Cruises. You can do this by dialing 61 477 333 896. You can also email us at