Berri is one the River Murray producing towns. The close proximity due more to the history of the river. That said Berri is very much a modern town and has grown rapidly this last 50 years.The name "Berri" is from the local Aboriginal tribe, Meri, meaning "a wide bend in the river".
Berri is primarily an agricultural and viticulture town on the north bank of the Murray River. It is the original home of a juice company, Berri Ltd. The area was first explored by European settlers when Charles Sturt navigated the Murray River. Its first impetus for settlement came when paddle steamers came down the River Murray and a refuelling stop was developed. This was to become Berri. The area was also part of Cobdogla Station.
In 1910, irrigation was established and Berri was proclaimed as a town in 1911
Berri is a multicultural town with a café and a hotel on the riverside, a main street
The region is a catalyst to visit. Berri would be deemed the poor cousin of the region. That’s what happens when all you have is modern. Renmark is only a few minutes away.