Loxton is a charming, vibrant town – the thriving centre of one of the most productive agricultural and horticultural regions in South Australia.
Established by its pioneers as the Garden Town of the Riverland, Loxton’s beautifully maintained gardens explode in a riot of colour all year-round and are testament to the proud community spirit that exists in this country town. The town often hosts Garden Alive weekends.
Make sure you visit the award-winning Loxton Historical Village with more than 38 fully furnished buildings and sites exhibiting farm equipment, machinery and household items used by early settlers. Loxton Historical Village springs to life on each of its regularly scheduled ‘Alive Days’ – not to be missed.
You will also want to visit The Pines Loxton Historical Home and Garden, displaying antique furniture, silverware, paintings and more. It is lovingly maintained by volunteers after being bequeathed to the community in 2002.
Loxton Golf Course is ranked in South Australia’s top 10 and opens to visitors, as are numerous other sporting facilities. The Loxton Community Hotel offers golfing accommodation packages and following its recent renovation, there is now an excellent variety of dining options as well.
You’ll also find several motels, farm stays and bed and breakfast properties in the area. The Loxton Riverfront Caravan Park offers water’s edge camping and modern amenities.
Don’t miss the astounding ‘Tree of Knowledge’– a living chart with markers recording flood levels, right up to the extraordinary 1956 flood. It sits on the riverfront opposite the Loxton Caravan Park and is one of the few river red gums to survive severe flooding since the all time high flood of 1956.
Each Christmas the town lights up when more than 350 houses take part in a brilliant Christmas lights display. Local guides offer bus transport around the town and people come from great distances to join in the fun.