Lifestyle, lifestyle, lifestyle are the words that best describe why the Murraylands and Riverland is such great places to live, work, play and invest. Warm dry summers and relatively mild winters make it possible to take full advantage of life, all year round, in one of the most beautiful, naturally diverse regions in Australia. Some 70,000 people live across the region, with the majority located in one of seven major towns – Barmera, Berri, Loxton, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Renmark and Waikerie.
The region provides abundant opportunities to explore and craft your own way of life. The landscapes and river, the people, the produce, and the sense of regional pride and community spirit make this a place you’ll want to call home.
Residential property prices are substantially lower than the South Australian median and offer a mix of building and construction styles. Choose from wonderful old stone villas with large rooms, tall chimneys and high ceilings, or ultra-modern, open-plan, energy efficient spaces. You can also take advantage of the region’s buoyant housing construction industry and build your dream home.
Each major town has a vibrant retail area, from the charm of traditional main street precincts filled with small local businesses, through to modern plaza style shopping centres with multi-national retailers and major supermarkets.
Local farmer’s markets, together with the many roadside produce stalls scattered throughout the region, offer an impressive array of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. Hotels, clubs, restaurants, cafes and take-away outlets are shaping an emerging vibrant food and wine scene.
Our towns have a strong sporting culture, with multiple turf ovals, golf courses, tennis courts, bowling greens, netball courts, stadiums, recreation centres and swimming pools across the region. Other recreational opportunities abound, including bushwalking, fishing, boating and water-skiing.
The region has a community spirit to be proud of. The quality of life is greatly enhanced with the countless volunteer opportunities that make many of our regional events, activities and services possible. There’s a host of avenues for social interaction and community involvement, and new faces are always welcome.
Live, Work, Play
Towns along the River Murray offer many types of activities such as boating, kayaking, water-skiing, fishing or just socialising and relaxing on the riverbank or cruising in a river house boat. The region is home to the famous Monarto Zoo, one of the worlds largest open-range zoos and home to more than 500 animals and 50 exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles.
The region is great for kids, with plenty of outdoor activities, playgrounds and national parks to explore. The Monash Adventure Park is one such example catering for all ages and abilities with slippery dips, rope bridges, towers, flying foxes, mazes and much more. If you enjoy the thrill of motorsports, The Bend Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend brings you the fun and excitement of go-karting to supercars, superbikes and national series events. Head down to the coast and Lake Alexandrina to Meningie and the Coorong National Park to explore the diversity of wetlands of international importance with significant and endangered flora and fauna.
The region has a strong community and sporting culture with plenty of opportunities including golf, tennis, bowls, netball, swimming and bushwalking. You will find many local farmers markets and roadside produce stalls scattered throughout the region. The regions vibrant retail areas include small local business within main streets to modern plaza style shopping centres. Dine out at any number of hotels, clubs, restaurants, cafes and take-away outlets.
Waikerie is described as the hub of South Australia’s fruit industry with its many citrus groves and orchards, broad-acre farms, vineyards and sunny skies. In addition to the many local fruits enjoy the delights of local ginger beer, preserves, olive oil and other gourmet foods.
There is a good range of restaurants, cafes, bakeries and pubs to meet all food tastes, public and private schools, community sporting centre, and for those keen on wildlife watch the plentiful native birdlife or visit the local fauna reserve or Maize Island Conservation Park. The is a local art and crafts scene with the Waikerie and Riverland Arts Trail.
Riverland Mallee Coorong training network
The Riverland Academy of Clinical Excellence is the next exciting step in this long term commitment to medical education in the Riverland Mallee Coorong region, integrating hospital and general practice training with advanced skills as a one-stop-shop for career advancement in general practice and rural generalism.