WAIKERIE

Waikerie is the next town encounted when heading east to Renmark. Waikerie is a small but pretty town on the River Murray that gives the town lots of recreational plusses. Oranges and other citrus fruits are the mainstay agricultural products. Waikerie is on the fringe of the citrus belt of South Australia. Waikerie is a relatively young town.

Riverboat trips are also a key tourism activity.

The Sturt Highway passes to the south of the town at the top of the cliffs. There is a cable ferry crossing the river to provide vehicle access from the north side of the river.

The town of Waikerie derives its name from Weikari, which is claimed to literally mean 'the rising'. This refers to the emergence of many ghost moths (Hepialidae) from the ground among the river red gums after heavy rain.

Waikerie is well-known for citrus growing and gliding, as the flat dry terrain provides good thermals.

The rubbish bins fully demonstrate the strong alliance to the orange growth industry.

There is only the single hotel in Waikerie.

There are two museums, this one is located near the ferry terminal.

All of the main church denominations are present in mostly 50ís buildings.

The War Memorial is located at the eastern entrance to the town.

Waikerie is a nice town that has plenty to offer. An overnight could be a consideration.

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