Berri and surrounds
Things to do and see
Arts, Wine and Produce
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, CobbWebb Leadlight Studio and Highway Fern Haven and Pink Petal Coffee Shop.
Whilst in Berri be sure to visit the newly opened Gilbert Street Gallery, featuring works by local artists and Country Arts River Lands Gallery.
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.
Inspect the 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.
There’s a wide choice of dining in and around Berri. 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 Redgum Cafe, unmistakable with its modern leaning architecture, offers alfresco informal dining on the riverfront decking – just follow the aroma of coffee. The smartly renovated Berri Resort Hotel has a good bistro offering pub classics, along with popular Asian and Italian dishes. A number of other restaurants, cafes and eateries are spread throughout the town.
Water Tower Lookout
Climb the water tower lookout in Berri for a different view of the river and town.
For those interested in discovering rare and endangered bird species, Jolly Goodfellows Birding is an ecotourism accredited operator offering Birdwatching Safari’s throughout the region. Many describe the experience as truly unforgettable.
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.
Activites and Experiences at Berri and surrounds
- Water based