Bizzarro's Unofficial Guide to the Riverland

The Riverland, South Australia is my birthplace, the source for all the grapes and citrus that go into making Bizzarro, and the inspiration for the type of drink we want to make.

2.5 hours drive northeast of Adelaide, the Riverland is a region of five major towns and numerous smaller villages nestled along the mighty Murray River. An industrious region, it is the true embodiment of a foodbowl – it's Australia’s largest wine region, a huge producer of citrus, stone fruit, olives, almonds, avocados – the list goes on.

Alongside this farming cornerstone is the incredible natural environment – the Murray River with all its beauty, the vast sky and incredible variety of animals, birds and plants that call this place home. A long weekend spent on the river is an absolute treat, and here are some of my suggestions of places to hit up when enjoying this part of the world.



Renmark Big4 Caravan Park

Sure, there is some fancy accomodation throughout the region, but this caravan park is epic. If you don’t have all the camping gear (or even if you do), book a riverfront cabin and enjoy the huge pool and waterpark, outdoor cinema, and incredible location on a sweeping bend in the river just outside Renmark. If you have kids, they will lose their mind in this joint.



Arrosto Coffee, Renmark

Housed in the old Renmark fire station, this is big city level specialty coffee. Espresso, filter, cold drip – they got you. Real deal.



Loxton Country Bakehouse

The best bakery in the Riverland, easily. Made fresh daily. For dinner, check out Temperance at the Renmark Hotel.



Wilkadene - Woolshed Brewery, Murtho

A tiny brewery built in an old woolshed, in the middle of nowhere, right on the bank of the river – an absolute treat. Boats can drive up straight to the outdoor deck area for frothies with the local wildlife.


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