Bridge near Berri, Paul Rohal / Auscape International

Population 4009

Orange products and wine are big business in this Riverland town, which has Australia's largest winery and is one of the major growing and manufacturing centres of the country's biggest orange-juice company. The Big Orange, on the north-west outskirts of town, makes this rather clear. The name 'Berri' has nothing to do with fruit, though. It comes from the Aboriginal 'Bery Bery', thought to mean 'bend in the river'. The town was established in 1911, the year after irrigation of the Murray began.

Visitor Information

Riverview Dr; (08) 8582 5511 or 1300 768 582

Nearby national parks

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In Town

Berri Direct: makers of Berri fruit juice and other products, with sales and a video presentation detailing production history of the Riverland; Old Sturt Hwy.

Riverlands Gallery: local and touring art exhibitions; open Mon–Fri; Wilson St.

Gilbert Street Gallery:

artwork by local artists, including some amazing glassware and woodwork; Gilbert St.

Community Mural: enormous community-painted mural commemorating the past and present fruit industry; Old Sturt Hwy next to Berri Direct.

Berri Lookout Tower: panoramic views of river, town and surrounds from a converted water tower; cnr Fiedler St and Vaughan Tce.

Lions Club Walking Trail: 4 km riverfront walk from Berri Marina to Martin Bend Reserve, a popular spot for picnics and waterskiing; an Aboriginal mural and totems are under the bridge and further along are monuments to famous Aboriginal tracker Jimmy James.

Birdwatching safaris: to Bookmark Biosphere Reserve; tours offered by Jolly Goodfellows Birding; (08) 8583 5530.

Berri Air Tours: offering scenic flights over the Riverland; (08) 8582 2799.


Riverland wine region 25 per cent of the country's grapes are grown in Riverland. Read more

Murray River National Park, Katarapko section In this park, see the merging of 2 distinct vegetations – of the famous Murray River flood plains and the equally renowned Mallee region. The 6 km Mallee Drive takes the visitor into the heart of the park and to the distinctive mallee terrain. There are also walking trails to see some of the park's inhabitants, including the ever-popular kangaroo. Just south of Berri; (08) 8595 2111.

Angas Park Fruit Company: dried fruits and other products; open 8.30am–5pm Mon–Fri, 10am–12pm Sat and public holidays; Old Sturt Hwy; (08) 8561 0800; 3 km W.

Monash: a small irrigation town best known for the free family attractions at the Monash Adventure Park on Morgan Rd. Enjoy delicate handmade chocolates at the Chocolates and More store opposite the park, or taste the wines at nearby Thachi Wines; 12 km NW.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Banrock Station, Kingston-on-Murray 25 km

A world leader in sustainable wine-making and tourism, Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre should be high on any ecotourist’s South Australian wish list. Sample the inexpensive wines at the centre, which is 40... Find out more

Campsites around town

Martin Bend camping area 3 km

Located around 3 km east of Berri, this camping area is signposted off Martin Bend Rd from Riverview Dr, in the Renmark-to-Morgan stretch of the Murray River.... Find out more

Katarapko Extension Section camping area 5 km

There are 9 riverside campsites found here, 5 km south-west of Berri off Draper Rd. Pick up a permit from the self-registration station at the park entrance. This is self-sufficient camping, so bring wood and water.... Find out more

Tea Tree camping area 6 km

At Lyrup, near the ferry, off the Sturt Hwy 12 km south-west of Renmark, are a number of campsites for self-sufficient campers along the Murray River. This site is good for boating. A permit is required.... Find out more

Murray River camping area (bush camping) 6 km

Self-sufficient bush camping is permitted beside the river in the Lyrup Flats section, off the Sturt Hwy, 12 km south-west of Renmark (a permit is required). The bush campsites here are dispersed along the river bank and... Find out more

Colligans camping area 7 km

Signposted off the Sturt Hwy, 12 km south-west of Renmark, numerous campsites for self-sufficient campers are scattered along the Murray River.... Find out more

Eckerts Creek Section camping area 9 km

Sites for self-sufficient campers are scattered along Eckerts Creek, 12 km south-west of Berri off Lower Winkie Rd, reached from the Sturt Hwy. A permit is required from the self-registration station at the park... Find out more

Katarapko Section camping area 14 km

There is an array of sites set along Katarapko Creek, 16 km south-west of Berri off Katarapko Rd. Pick up a permit for self-sufficient camping from the park entrance at the self-registration station.... Find out more

Plushs Bend camping area 16 km

On the outskirts of Renmark in the Renmark-to-Morgan stretch of the Murray River, this camping area is reached from 23rd St.... Find out more

Moorook Reserve camping area 19 km

Riverfront camping is provided 7 km south of the Sturt Hwy on Moorook–Loxton Rd, in the Renmark-to-Morgan stretch of the Murray River.... Find out more

Chambers Creek camping area 21 km

Several sites for self-sufficient camping (permit required) are dotted along Chambers Creek, reached from Nappers Bridge on Morgan Rd, 11 km north-west of Barmera.... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Berri Riverside Caravan Park 1 km

This is a large and very good park about 1 km from town and just across the road from the Murray River. It has extensive facilities including a state-of-the-art camp kitchen. We stay here when passing through Berri.... Find out more

Discovery Holiday Parks – Lake Bonney 14 km

On the shores of Lake Bonney, this popular park is a great holiday base or ideal for an overnight stop. The park is about 1.5 km from the town centre, has a range of accommodation, good amenities and shade. Waterfront... Find out more

Cobdogla Station Caravan Park 19 km

This is a good quality waterfront park in the heart of the Riverland, with expanses of lawn and shady trees. It is easily accessed from the highway and has appeal for those looking for a quiet holiday on the river.... Find out more

BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park 19 km

This park makes a perfect holiday destination and we have stayed here many times. It is an ideal base from which to explore the area. Set on the banks of the Murray River about 2 km from the town centre, it has shaded... Find out more

Loxton Riverfront Caravan Park 19 km

This is a neat, tidy and spacious park with good amenities and large shady trees along the banks of the river. Several sites are above the high flood level; many of the flood levels of past years are recorded on a tree... Find out more

Riverbend Caravan Park 20 km

Large, shady river red gums, green grass and absolute river frontage are the main attractions of this park. It is a great location 3 km east of the town centre. The entrance is at the extreme western edge of the bridge... Find out more

Kingston-on-Murray Caravan Park 24 km

This is a quiet, waterfront, owner-operated park just off the highway and ideal for a few restful days on the riverbank. The park has good basic facilities and is an enjoyable base for exploring the local area, including... Find out more

Waikerie Caravan Park 58 km

A large council park close to the river on the edge of town, this is in a pretty setting, easily located, with good amenities and a range of facilities. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay... Find out more

BIG4 Blanchetown Riverside Holiday Park 91 km

This well-maintained park is in a picturesque spot on the banks of the Murray River, just below the Blanchetown lock. It is a smaller, good quality park with a range of accommodation, about 500 metres from the town... Find out more

Lake Cullulleraine RSL Holiday Park 92 km

This is a council-owned park on the banks of Lake Cullulleraine. There are green lawns, shady trees and a kiosk that opens during busy holiday periods. This is a good basic park at a budget price (cash only). Pets are... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Riverbush Cottages

These welcoming, self-contained cottages strike just the right note, blending beautifully into their environment among 15 hectares of natural bushland. Built in time-honoured homestead style, the cottages have... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Martin Bend camping area 3 km

T/O to Berri

Located 3km east of Berri via Riverview Dr among numerous large trees on the banks of the Murray River.

Coligans camping area 6 km

T/O 10km NE of Monash (R) or 12km SW of Renmark (L)

Large area among trees on a riverbank in Murray River National Park. Located 2.3km (partly unsealed) south-east of the highway.

Black Box camping area 7 km

T/O 10km NE of Monash (R) or 12km SW of Renmark (L)

Large area among trees on a riverbank in Murray River National Park. Located 3.3km (partly unsealed) south-east of the highway.

Katarapko Section camping area 11 km

T/O to Berri

Numerous sites on the riverbanks in Murray River National Park. Located 5km west of Berri via Old Sturt Hwy then 10km south via Winkie Rd. 

Bredls rest area 13 km

14km NE of Berri (L) or 6km SW of Renmark (R)

Small area adjacent to the highway.

Lake Bonney camping area 13 km

T/O at Barmera

Among trees on the shores of the lake in Lake Bonney Reserve. Just north of Barmera township via Queen Elizabeth Dr.

Barmera park area 13 km

At Barmera

Overlooking Lake Bonney.

Plushs Bend camping area 16 km

T/O 19km NE of Monash (R) or 3km SW of Renmark (L)

Among trees on a riverbank 4km (partly unsealed) south-east of the highway via 23rd St.

Paringa rest area 20 km

At Paringa

On the banks of a river near the bridge at Bert Dix Park. Overnight parking for self-contained vehicles only.

Kaiser Strip camping area 20 km

T/O at Cobdogla

Several small camping sites just off the highway among trees on riverbanks in Loch Luna Game Reserve.

Cooba camping area 21 km

T/O to Moorook

Large campground located 5km (partly unsealed) south-east of the highway on a riverbank in Moorook Game Reserve.

Moorook camping area 21 km

At Moorook

Overlooking a river in the middle of town.

Victorian Border rest area 28 km

18km E of Paringa (L) or 1km W of Victorian border (L)

Well off the highway among a few trees. On both sides of the highway.

Banrock rest area 30 km

28km E of Waikerie (R) or 20km W of Barmera (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Ariverrun rest area 38 km

58km E of Morgan (L) or 32km W of Sturt Hwy (R)

Just off the highway under a few trees.

Waikerie Lookout park area 55 km

2km E of Waikerie (L) or 46km W of Barmera (R)

Just off the highway with good views over a river.

Holder Bend camping area 55 km

T/O 3km E of Waikerie (L) or 45km W of Barmera (R)

On the banks of a river 2km north of the highway via Holder Top and Holder Bottom rds.

Rosies rest area 70 km

25km E of Morgan (L) or 65km W of Sturt Hwy (R)

Surrounded by scrub just off the highway.

Angus rest area 70 km

24km E of Morgan (R) or 64km W of Sturt Hwy (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Johansen Reserve rest area 92 km

At Cullulleraine

Under shady trees on the shores of a lake. Camping available at adjoining caravan park for a fee.

What's on around town

Farmers Market: Sat.

Speedboat Spectacular: Mar (subject to river conditions).

Riverland Renaissance: Oct.

Craft Fair: Nov.

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