Murray River Food and Wine

With year-round sunshine and a fantastic irrigation system, the Riverland is the heart of South Australia’s citrus and stone fruit industry. It might also be surprising to learn that the Riverland is the largest wine producing region in Australia.     

Top 5 dining

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1. Historic Overland Corner Hotel, Old Coach Road, Overland Corner
Not only will you be well fed at the hotel, you will also get a peek into days gone by. Built in 1859, the hotel was a popular resting stop for drovers passing through the region and memorabilia from these days are on display. Lunch and dinner Tuesday - Sunday. overlandcornerhotel.com.au/

2. Renmark Hotel Motel, Renmark
Visitors can either have a cheap and cheerful counter meal in the front bar of dine in the stylish Nanya Bistro. The bistro is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. Stone-grill dining is a speciality here. Breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. renmarkhotel.com.au

3. Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre 
A combination of cellar door, restaurant and wetland centre, Banrock Station is a unique attraction in the Riverland. Explore the restored wetlands on one of the walking trails and upon completion, why not reward yourself with tastings from Banrock Station’s range of fruit-driven wines or a meal from their restaurant? Lunch seven days a week. banrockstation.com.au

4. Pretoria Hotel, Mannum
Traditional country pub dining at its best, the deck overlooking the Murray River is what makes this pub stand out. The menu has a vast variety of vegetarian, meat and seafood dishes. Lunch and dinner seven days a week. pretoriahotel.com.au

5. Havenhand Chocolates, 22 Peake Terrace, Waikerie
If you have an undeniable sweet tooth, then look no further than Havenhand Chocolates at Waikerie. Gorge yourself on their delicious handcrafted fruit chocolates from the Riverland’s own sun-drenched fruit and blended with chocolate. Havenhand also serves light lunches. Seven days a week. havenhandchocolates.com

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