There are plenty of things to see and do in Waikerie, and after indulging in all the pies, pasties, sausage rolls and cakes its cafes and bakeries have to offer, here's a couple of walking trails to help you burn off those excess calories.
First and foremost, you'll want to check out the picturesque cliff-top walk stretching eastwards from the riverfront. Approximately 1.8 kilometres in length, the trail starts near the ferry crossing and provides magnificent views of the River Murray and surrounding floodplains. It also passes the town's breathtaking silo artwork. The terrain is undulating at certain sections but remains relatively easy throughout.
Next is the Hart Lagoon walking trail which loops five kilometres around an environmentally important wetland adjacent to the riverfront. The wetland serves as a habitat for native flora and fauna. Along the track, we saw labels for some of these plants - the Old Man Saltbush being one of them. Access to the trail is via the corner of Ramco Road and Leonard Norman Drive.
Lastly, a 2.4-kilometre loop trail can be found within the Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park located just outside of town. As you walk, do keep an eye out for various birds such as the wrens and honeyeaters. A 2WD vehicle is generally sufficient to get to the Peter Jacobs Trail, however, wet weather may affect some sections of the sandy track.