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 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.