Raise a family, pursue a career, relaxation or invest in business and property. The Murraylands & Riverland covers an area of 36,720 square kilometres in the central eastern part of South Australia following the Murray River and adjacent Murray Mallee to the Victorian border. The regional population of 68,989 people represents 4.2% of the state’s population. Population is centralised around the larger towns of Murray Bridge, Renmark, Loxton, Berri, Barmera, Waikerie and Mannum.
The region enjoys a Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers and a relatively mild winter. The Murraylands is only 45 minutes from the Adelaide CBD and the Riverland is just over 2 hours north east of Adelaide and 90 minutes west of Mildura. The region is well equipped with excellent medical services, hospitals, schools and learning facilities, aged care facilities, service sectors, and shopping precincts.
Several state and federal government departments and services are located in centres of Murray Bridge and Berri including Medicare, Centrelink, Service SA and the region’s impressive Riverland General Hospital and Murray Bridge Soldiers Memorial Hospital. Property prices are substantially lower than the South Australian median and offer a charming and eclectic mix of building and construction styles. Choose from wonderful stone villas, to modern open-plan homes or take advantage of the region’s buoyant housing construction industry and very reasonably priced land to build your dream home.
The Murraylands and Riverland has a strong and unique sporting culture with multiple turf ovals, golf courses, tennis courts, bowling greens, netball courts, stadiums/ recreation centres and swimming pools across the region.
From juniors through to parents and seniors, many lifelong friendships have been formed as dedicated parents and players commute regularly across the region, in pursuit of competitive competition and friendly social interaction.
The region is also home to the famous Monarto Zoo - one of the largest open-range zoos in the world spanning more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 50 species of exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles.
The Bend Motorsport Park currently under construction at Tailem Bend will be an exciting addition to the region as a state of the art world class motorsport facility.
Formerly the Mitsubishi testing track, the facility will become a multi purpose motorsport complex catering for international events, national series racing, grass roots club events and driver safety training. In addition to motorsport, the site will provide other top class facilities including retail, commercial, industrial and manufacturing, as well as a range of accommodation options.
There are more than 100 well organised events held throughout the year creating a regular buzz for both locals and visitors.
Relaxation and Leisure
The region has a community spirit to be proud of. The quality of life is greatly enhanced thanks to the countless volunteer hours that make many of our regional events, activities and services possible. There’s a host of opportunities for social interaction and community involvement and new faces are always welcome.
Time spent on or near the Murray River leaves a lasting impression and is the reason many people choose to make the Riverland and Murraylands their home. Locals take full advantage of the Murray spending weekends boating, skiing, socialising or just relaxing on the river bank with a fishing rod or good book.
Great local restaurants, hotels community clubs, sporting clubs and coffee shops offer a variety of choice for eating out.
Playgrounds and adventure parks found throughout the region offer hours of amusement.