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About Renmark

Renmark, located on the Murray River, is a prosperous town in the heart of rich Riverland area where limes, olives, apricots, grapes, plums, garlic and oranges are all grown. Like so many towns in the area Renmark is characterised by wide streets and handsome riverbank parklands. This is a town where it is possible to enjoy the majesty of the Murray by hiring a bicycle and cycling along the riverbank; hiring a canoe or kayak and paddling along the river; or visiting the historic boats – the PS Industry and Argo Barge – moored at the river’s edge (sourced from the Aussie Towns website – click for more).

TIP: The links below are “short-cuts” to each section on this page…

Our Accommodation

Staying at:Riverbend Caravan Park (click for website)Park Map (click to open PDF)
Address:101 Sturt Hwy Renmark (click for location)WikiCamps (click to open web page)
Contact: Tel: (08) 8595 5131Email (click to send)
Arrive:Friday 1st September 2023
Stay for:4 nights
Depart:Tuesday 5th September 2023
Notes:The park has a dump point
The park has a Communal fire pit or you can BYO or hire one
The park has a large enclosed camp kitchen area which will easily accommodate our group

Dining out in Renmark

Here’s a list of places where you can dine in the Renmark area (listed by distance from the CP)…
TIP: check TripAdvisor for a more extensive listing

EateryAddressCallDistance from CP
Paringa Hotel Bistro (on Facebook)2 Murtho Rd, Paringa(08) 8595 50051.2kms
Nanya Restaurant (in the Renmark Hotel)Murray Ave, Renmark(08) 8586 67553.6kms
Riverland Golden Palace (on Facebook) - Chinese114 Renmark Ave, Renmark(08) 8586 60653.7kms
Riverland Indian Restaurant (on Facebook) - Indian110 Renmark Avenue, Renmark0414 828 0043.7kms
Ashley's Restaurant210 Renmark Avenue, Renmark(08) 8586 68543.8kms
Chill 'n' Grill Licenced Restaurant179-181 Murray Avenue, Renmark(08) 8586 48883.8kms
Renmark Club160 Murray Ave, Renmark(08) 8586 66113.8kms
23rd Street DistilleryTwenty Third Street, Renmark(08) 8586 85005.2kms
Eleni's Restaurant at Mallee Estate20055 Renmark Avenue, Renmark(08) 8595 10998.1kms
Lyrup Community Club (on Facebook)Downer Ave, Lyrup(08) 8583 828031.3kms

Organised Activities

The Tagalong23 organising team have organised a couple of things for the group to enjoy while we are in Renmark.

Welcoming Dinner

A local catering company called Salt & Pepper Catering have been engaged to cook up a bar-b-q dinner for us in the caravan park’s camp kitchen on the Saturday night (2nd September).

This will be our “welcoming dinner” where old friends will get together again and welcome new friends into the group.

We looked at a cruise on the Murray, but the paddle steamer cannot accommodate the size of our group.

Our investigations led us to Salt & Pepper Catering, as they have a fantastic menu and all reviews we read were excellent. Besides, you won’t have to drive 😁

23rd Street Distillery and Tasting

This tour involves a tour of the 23RD Street Distillery which will be finished off with a Gin Tasting session led by their tour guides.

Join them for a step back in time through the century old site. Learn about the art of distillation through Customs House, the Still Tower and Barrel Warehouse.

Approximate duration: 30 mins for the Distillery Tour and approx 20 mins for the Gin Tasting

The Soul Tasting includes the perfect tasting flight for gin lovers served with Tonic Water…
Signature Gin • Red Citrus gin • Violet Gin

PLEASE NOTEYou must wear enclosed shoes. No phones or cameras.

TIP: Find out more about the 23rd Street Distillery below

Activities & things to do in the Renmark region

TIP: There are stacks of activities and places of interest to visit in the Renmark Region and we have listed some of them below (in no particular order), but that’s not everything. A visit to the Renmark Visitor Information Centre is always a great place to find more.

Tourist Info

The Renmark Visitor Information Centre is located at 84 Murray Avenue, Renmark (on the river front) - 3.5km west of the CP. Tel: 1300 661 704 Open 9am-5pm weekdays & 10am-2pm weekends
TIP: Most caravan park offices have stacks of tourist information brochures and the staff are usually helpful on places to visit

Here’s a map showing all 14 activities, listed below for the Renmark region:

Various River Cruises are available

Check out the Renmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre for details of the various River Cruises available to visitors during their stay in Renmark.

1 – Paringa Bridge

The Paringa Bridge is one of only four suspension bridges still spanning the Murray River, opening on January 1927.

  • Located out the front of Riverbend Caravan Park
  • It is scheduled to lift at 9:30am & 2:30pm daily (depending on river traffic).
  • Read the reviews on TripAdvisor

2 – Paringa Silo Art

The Paringa Silo Art is the Gateway to the SA Silo Art Trail. Renowned artist, Jack Fran, with a wealth of creative experience, was entrusted to bring the vision, ‘The River at Renmark‘ to life!

The Paringa Silo’s feature four distinct images (two on the front facing the Sturt Highway and two on the rear of the structure) linked together with soaring pelicans.

3 – Almondco Australia Ltd

Almondco Australia is globally recognised for supplying premium quality almond products since 1944. More than 100 almond products are produced at their almond-exclusive processing facility in Renmark.

TIP: The Touring Wombats have been here & their smoked almonds are absolutely delicious!

4 – Bert Dix Memorial Park

Bert Dix Memorial Park is a popular parkland area that overlooks the Murray River, offers great views of the Paringa Bridge. Bert Dix enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in August 1915, and was posted to the 32nd Battalion in WW1.

5 – The Black Stump

There’s several “black stumps” around this wide land of ours and one of them is in Paringa. This one is the largest of these 11 known black stumps in Australia. This impressive black stump is a 600 year old river red gum root system. It weighs approximately 8 tonne and is 8m in diameter.

6 – Cammies Antiques

Cammies Antiques is an antique and vintage store located in Paringa. Established in 1993, Cammies Antiques, has grown to be not just a reputable antique store but a tourist attraction for travellers passing through the Riverland area. Being situated on the Highway, it’s a perfect rest stop to wander and ponder on days gone by…you might even find something from the good old days.

7 – Loch 5 on the Murray River

Built during the 1920’s to regulate the flow and the levels of the Murray River. Visit the informative rotunda explaining how the Lock was installed and maybe see a vessel passing through. Suggested duration < 1 hour

8 – Matulick Riverfront Trail

A popular walking, running and cycling trail in Renmark’s town centre area with great views over the majestic Murray River. The trail is designed to start and end at the Visitor Information Centre with initial directional signage and a step counter to help walkers stride towards 10,000 steps a day. The trail is 1.75km one-way or 3.5km return and can be easily extended if you continue towards the Big 4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park, adding a further 1.5km (or 3km return) to your effort.

9 – 23rd Street Distillery

The historic Twenty Third Street distillery, built in 1914, has been resurrected with twenty-first century technology. Century old copper stills are reignited with a spirit of anarchic invention. It is one of the “must visit” places in Renmark!

PLEASE NOTE: a group tour & tasting session has already been booked at 23RD Street Distillery for Monday 4th September.

Book one of their tasting experiences of their best-selling spirits, served with Soda Water – Australian Vodka, Riverland Rose Vodka, Signature Gin, Not Nanna’s Brandy, Hybrid Whiskey or Discover the easy-drinking and true-to-style craft beers by Vale Brewing. Featuring refreshing ales and sessionable lagers.

The Distillery Restaurant at Twenty Third street serves up a range of quality food, including traditional wood-oven pizzas. Bookings are recommended.

10 – Angove Family Winemakers

Angove Family Winemakers is a fifth-generation family owned and operated winery and distillery dedicated to crafting super premium and single vineyard wines from their organic vineyards in McLaren Vale, together with diverse organic wines and spirits from some of Australia’s great wine growing regions.

This is also the home of Stones Green Ginger Wine!

11 – Rustons Rose Gardens & Distillery

Rustons is one of the largest private rose gardens in the Southern Hemisphere, decorated with a prestigious title of Australia’s National Rose Collection. Rustons restaurant is open for coffee and cake during opening hours.

Rustons Distillery is a boutique distillery located at the iconic Riverland destination ‘Rustons Rose Gardens’

Currently producing a core range of 4 gins – Rustons Rose Petal Gin, Wild Botanical Gin, Rivermint and Lime Gin, Navy Strength Citrus Gin. Visitors are welcome to try by the glass and enjoy a platter whilst enjoying the beautiful surrounds of the rose garden or purchase a bottle to take home.

12 – Renmark Rotary Township Lookout Tower

Distant views over the Renmark Township and nearby fruit properties. The Renmark Rotary Lookout Tower is situated on Renmark’s highest point and offers extensive 360° views over the rural landscape. The tower was erected in 1961 by the Renmark Rotary Club and is an easy drive from the Town Centre. There is plenty of parking at the base of the lookout tower with ample room to turn large vehicles

13 – Headings Cliff Lookout

This is a fantastic place to take in the stunning views of the mighty Murray River as it courses it’s way through the red cliffs.

TIP: This is a fantastic spot to take in the sunset over the red cliffs. A great “photo opp”! 📷

14 – Wilkadene “Woolshed” Brewery

Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery is the only locally owned, independent craft brewery in the Riverland. Located on a picturesque backwater of the Murray, the brewery has been set up within the property’s refurbished 100 year old shearing shed and offers a truly authentic Riverland tasting experience. Where possible, ingredients are sourced locally and production of their vast range of brews occurs onsite. Tours are available by appointment.

Don’t miss your chance to experience their range of hand crafted beers, wines and local favourites, the Hard Lemonade and Red Ruby as you sit back on the riverside deck or the sweeping lawns and soak in the relaxed vibe. Soft drinks, juices, tea and locally roasted coffee are also available.

15 – 919 Winery

919 Wines is a family owned winery producing certified organic wines from our two vineyards in the Riverland of South Australia. The cellar door outlet is located within our working winery, and has been built using straw-bale construction techniques in keeping with our sustainable wine making philosophy.

They make wine from exciting and emerging varieties for the adventurous wine drinker, including Gros Manseng, Vermentino, Sangiovese, Touriga Nacional, Tempranillo and Durif.

Nearest Supermarkets & Bottle Shops

Our next stop

Our next stop is for 3 nights at Leasingham, in the Clare Valley staying at the Clare Valley Caravan Park located at 8 Wakefield Rd Leasingham.

Google maps say it’s approximately 227kms from Renmark and you should expect about 2 hours & 33 minutes traveling time.

TIP: Check out the fantastic Silo Art on 8 South Terrace, Eudunda as it’s on the way to Clare Valley. It’s 174kms from the Riverbend Caravan Park in Renmark. Also – buddy up with another Bailey to make the trip and maybe even arrange to meet up with others along the way for a cuppa at a bakery – just google bakeries in a town you’re passing through

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