Waikerie, South Australia
Waikerie is a rural town in the Riverland region of South Australia on the south bank of the Murray River. It known as the 'citrus capital' of Australia and is surrounded by more than a million fruit trees making it the centre of the important South Australian citrus industry located in the heart of the Riverlands.
Waikerie is a small, pleasant town, which sits atop limestone cliffs above the Murray River. The town affords spectacular views of the river gums an abundant bird life along the river, which makes it worth the diversion off the Sturt Highway necessary to get to Waikerie.
'Waikerie' is an aboriginal world meaning 'many wings of things that fly' and the town is true to its name not only for its abundant bird life, but also its reputation as a 'gliders paradise'. Gliding enthusiasts worldwide enthuse about the magnificent views and Waikerie thermals.
Waikerie is a central sport for house boating and water sports along one of the longest stretches of accessible riverbank on the Murray. A ferry service, one of the few remaining on the Murray, provides transport from the north side of the river to Waikerie.
Things to See & Do
* Murray River Queen
* Orange Tree Giftmania
* Havenhand chocolate factory
* Rotary Clifftop Walk
* Bird watching at Gluepot Reserve
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Population – 1,750 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61
Port Location – The port at Waikerie is located on the Murray River.
Travel Links - Tailem Bend has junctions on both the railway and highways linking Adelaide to Melbourne.