LOXTON

Loxton is the final and southern most towns from the South Australian citrus belt region. Loxton is also quite a large town with most facilities. Loxton is a nice blend of the very modern with some heritage buildings. Loxton is also a nicely set out town with a central roundabout as the town hub.Loxton is on the south bank of the River Murray in the Riverland region.

Loxton is a service town for the surrounding districts. The area near Loxton is a significant citrus fruit and summer fruit growing area. Loxton is also the main town for the northern part of the Murray Mallee which is a dryland farming and grain cropping area.

Loxton has a pioneer settlement museum (known as the Loxton Historical Village), preserving the heritage of the mallee region.

The town is also famous for the "Loxton Lights Up" X-Mas Festival in December each year, and the annual 120m Loxton Gift handicap sprint race held in late February. The Loxton Gift athletics carnival offers the most prize money in South Australia apart from the Bay Shield held at Glenelg.

The Loxton Hotel is a modern fifties building that services the region.

The Loxton War Memorial is on the ‘hub’ of the town. The town rotunda is also a memorial.

The Church buildings are modern, except for the Lutheran Church which is a grand landmark within the town.

When in Loxton be sure to check out the ‘historic tree’ on the banks of the Murray River. The depths of some of the earlier floods are amazing, but do predate the introduction of weirs and levies.

Loxton is a nice town that requires a stopover to get the most out of the offerings.

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