Phone: 08 8540 5070
Lat: -34 21 16.506 Long: 139 36 59.1588
Blanchetown is noted for its relaxed river days. The peaceful little town in the SA Riverland is about 133 km north east of Adelaide on the Sturt Highway (just under two hours drive).
And for easy caravan and RV touring Blanchetown is only 45 minutes from the Barossa Valley and one hour from the Riverland town of Berri. This is a Big Riverland with plenty of space to play so sheltered river bends and sandy banks are popular with water-skiers, anglers, bushwalkers, swimmers, canoeists, photographers, people on picnics and those who just want a lazy day.
Blanchetown has a big "first" to its credit, it is the site of the first in a chain of locks constructed along the Murray to help navigation, by regulating water levels on the river.
Golfers should head to any of the region's five first-class golf courses – Berri, Renmark, Barmera, Waikerie and Loxton.
Nature in its original state can be found at the region's numerous conservation areas, notably Bookmark Biosphere Reserve. Walk, canoe, ride or drive the 27 trails.
At Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre, wander out to the viewing platform, tasting glass in hand and gaze over the wetlands.
See the Murray from a different angle aboard a paddle steamer.
For a taste of local history, visit Loxton Historical Village complete with schoolhouse, bakery, blacksmith and bank.
Visit Olivewood Homestead where irrigation pioneers the Chaffey brothers once lived.
Call at Overland Corner Hotel (est.1859) that was once a major staging post for drovers. You may even see the local ghost
Visit the Old Customs House, 30km east of Paringa, one of the oldest buildings in the Riverland.
Get a photographic view of the river from the towering cliffs. Be there at sunset. Take the kids to Monash Adventure Park, at Monash, with a giant maze, leaning climbing towers, flying foxes, tree house, Burmese Rope Bridge, basketball and quirky children's play equipment.