Berri and surrounds

Berri is in the heart of the Riverland and located on the Murray River and takes its name from the Aboriginal ‘bery bery’ which means ‘bend in the river’.

Local produce outlets with notable names such as Berri Direct are located on the outskirts of the town, including Berri Estates, the largest winery and distillery in Australia.

There are a variety of activities to partake in while in Berri including river sports, birdwatching safaris, scenic flights, walking trails, more information on all of these is available at the Visitor Information Centre, on Riverview Drive.

There is a mural under the bridge that depicts the Aboriginal heritage of the area and visit the monument that stands in tribute to Australia’s famous Aboriginal tracker, Jimmy James (born in 1910, died in 1991). Walk the meandering three-kilometre riverfront walk from Berri to the popular recreational and camping reserve at Martins Bend, where you can sit back and relax.

Berri is home to the multi-award-winning Mallee Fowl Restaurant is a rare experience: good food served inside an old shearing shed filled with an eclectic array of memorabilia and Australiana. The smartly renovated Berri Resort Hotel has a good bistro offering pub classics, along with popular Asian and Italian dishes. During October visit the popular Riverland Food and Wine Festival on the riverbank at Berri, here you can taste great food and wine from all over the region.

Accommodation in the Berri area includes a country club, motel, hotel, houseboats, bed & breakfasts, a riverside caravan park and a backpacker hostel. Alternatively, pitch a tent at any of the numerous locations along the river, including the Murray River National Park – Katarapko.

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