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Top Things to See and Do in Waikerie

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by Audrey (subscribe)
I am a writer living in Adelaide. I love food and travel.
Published July 25th 2020
Visit the town at the centre of the citrus industry
nippys
Nippy's unsweetened orange juice


Located a mere 175 kilometres north-east from Adelaide, Waikerie is a small Riverland township surrounded by over a million fruit trees. It has become known as the centre of South Australia's citrus industry, and home to Nippy's citrus packing and processing plant. Nippy's is a locally owned manufacturer of real fruit juices. It is a household name and you might even have a bottle of the ever-popular unsweetened orange juice sitting in your fridge right now.

waikerie silo art
Distant glimpse of the silo art


Besides citrus, Waikerie is also known for its silo art which sits proudly on the high cliffs above the Murray River at the edge of the town opposite Nippy's. You can get a distant glimpse of it from the river, but I would say the artwork is best seen up close and personal. Read more about it here. Ample parking is available just next to the silos, or you could also walk there by following the clifftop walking track from the riverbank.

silo art
Up close and personal with the silo parrot


silo art
Up close and personal with the silo yabby


The clifftop walk is an attraction on its own, incorporating an easy climb up to a lookout which provides magnificent views of the river and region. A camera capable of taking panoramic photos would indeed come in very handy at this point. For more great views, head further in the car by hopping on the ferry and turning right onto the clifftop scenic drive.

murray river
Panoramic view from the lookout


Boasting more sunshine hours than Gold Coast, Waikerie offers various accommodation, dining and shopping options. Shopping for local Riverland gourmet foods at Illalangi is a must in my opinion. You can read more about it here. Outdoor activities such as water sports and fishing are also popular along the town's long stretch of accessible riverbank.

waikerie ferry
(https://www.destinationriverland.org.au/riverland-towns-waikerie)

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Why? Visit the town at the centre of the citrus industry
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Where: The Riverland, SA
Cost: Free
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I can't recall ever passing through Waikerie Audrey, as it is decades since I've been to South Australia. It certainly looks like a good place to linger for a while. Neil.
by Neil Follett (score: 2|544) 4 days ago
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