On to Renmark

We departed from our terrific free camp at Hogwash Bend around 10am and headed further east towards Waikerie. There we stopped to check out their fabulous silo art.

We continued on through the Riverland and took a turnoff to visit the little town of Barmera situated right on Lake Bonney. We’d never called in there before in spite of traveling past many times. What a lovely spot it turned out to be with the town built around the fabulous Lake Bonney.

There is a lovely park all along the foreshore with green grass, picnic tables, playgrounds, the Yacht Club, a walking path and a long jetty. I imagine it would be a busy place in warmer months. It looked like a great lake for water skiing.

We arrived in Renmark around 1.30pm and stopped for a lunch break at a park right on the river. There were houseboats moored up on both sides of the river. It was a lovely sunny day and Riley and I had a long game of GripBall while Ben and Maddie kicked a footy.

We checked in to the Big4 Renmark at 2.30pm and, wow, what a park. It’s a fabulous family park. There are so many activities to do. There’s a pump track, and outdoor theatre, tennis court, jumping pillow, multiple playgrounds, a swimming pool & spa with a fabulous water park next door (and the pool is solar heated), a games room, big screen TV room, and, of course, the whole park is right on the river.

There is all types of accomodation as well. There are large and small cabins, lots of powered sites, most with large concrete slabs, and even four large glamping safari tents. It is a very well maintained park.

While Ben & Maddie scooted around the fabulous pump track I went for a walk around the park and found a swan family with their 6 fluffy grey cygnets. They were just beautiful to watch as they searched for food on the riverbank.

Sunset on the Murray River, Renmark SA

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