BERRI

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

that overlooks the river and other shopping facilities elsewhere in the town.

The Berri War Memorial is a tribute to the modern era, and is a ‘post’ recognition of the ‘great wars’ the tribute is a worthy acknowledgement.

All of the Berri main church denominations have modern buildings.

There is only the single resort hotel in Berri. There are clubs and taverns in the town.

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.

Heritage diary

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course