South Australia: Riverland gems

Visit Gluepot Reserve - which has been described as one of the conservation miracles of the 21st century. Photo / Creative Commons image by Flickr user Ron Knight
Visit Gluepot Reserve - which has been described as one of the conservation miracles of the 21st century. Photo / Creative Commons image by Flickr user Ron Knight

Visiting South Australia and had enough of the wineries? Try these alternative experiences ...

River Cruising

The historic paddle-steamer PS Industry fires up its boilers on the first Sunday of every month from Renmark. The River Rambler at Renmark and Loch Luna at Kingston-on-Murray make regular voyages.

Birdwatching at Gluepot Reserve

The reserve is home to rare and endangered plants, birds and reptiles and has been described as one of the conservation miracles of the 21st century.

Taste local produce

The Riverlands and Berri township are famous for citrus and stone fruits. Pick up dried treats and other regional produce at Angas Park and Berri Direct.

At Riverland Farmers' Markets, held every Saturday in Berri, everything sold is grown or made in the region.

IF YOU GO

Best time to travel: All year round.

Getting there: The Riverland is less than two hours' drive north of Adelaide. Alternatively, drive to Mannum (one hour's drive from Adelaide) and follow the river north.

Fly there with: Air New Zealand.

Create your perfect South Australia holiday wish list at: southaustralia.co.nz.

- NZ Herald

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