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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 overseas markets.

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.

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Waikerie Visitor Information Centre
Orange Tree Giftmania
Sturt Highway
Ph: 08 8541 2332
Mon to Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weekend & Public Holidays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Waikerie Attractions

Birds Australia Gluepot Reserve
• 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 • Banrock Station
• Holmes Rd, KINGSTON-ON-MURRAY SA 5331 • Ph: +61 8 8583 0299 • Fax: +61 8 8583 0288 • Email
• 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. Lock’s 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 future generations.

By reading, using and discussing what we do, you are helping us to help others, because the more we grow, the more we can assist nature reserves around the globe.
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 and facilities.
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.
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Waikerie Distance

Distance to Waikerie
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Waikerie:
• Adelaide 173
• Barmera 48
• Berri 62
• Blanchetown 42
• Burra 129
• Chowilla Game Reserve 110
• Kingston-On-Murray 376
• Loxton 74
• Meningie 243
• Morgan 44
• Murray Bridge 166
• Renmark 81
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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