A Short Drive
Within 5 minutes of driving from The Frames you can find yourself at the Riverland’s treasure chest of all things eclectic, vintage and collectable. Cammie’s Antique in Paringa has the largest collection of antiques in the region from 2nd hand books, restored furniture to garagenalia and tools. We recommend you allow at least an hour to hunt for that timeless piece!
Also within a 5 minute drive (or within a 5 minute bike ride with our electric bikes for hire) is Bert Dix Park immediately south of the Paringa Bridge. The park is a lovely spot to enjoy a picnic on the banks of the Murray River. If you get your timing right, you might even see the Paringa Bridge lift to let water traffic through. Operates daily at 9:30am and 2pm. Lock 5 is only just down the river, which you can visit as well and watch boats navigate through, up or down river.
A Slightly Longer Drive
A 10 minutes or so drive along Murtho Road, will bring you to Canoe the Riverland’s home base. The canoe hire and tour business can provide you with everything you need to explore pristine wetlands. Why not go for their sunset tour, the dipping sun silhouettes the trees creating the perfect photographic opportunities
Headings Cliffs has to be one of the most photographed and visited locations in the Riverland (Lake Bonney being the most photographed). It’s little wonder why, the superb orange cliffs hug the River for 2km and you get an unobstructed view down ‘Crooked Straight’ and across the floodplain that is Calperum Station. Incredible for watching the sun set, the sunrise and if you are game, lighting storms.
Be there in ‘20’
20 minutes is all you need to make your way to one of the Riverland’s only craft beer brewing facility. At the Woolshed Brewery you can have a brew with a view from the deck of their 100 year old shearing shed-turned microbrewery. With a great selection of beers, cider and wine, the Woolshed is a beer lovers paradise and a great way to experience the relaxed pace of the Riverland.
To stretch the legs after all this driving, why not take a stroll into Renmark. Taking you roughly 20 minutes, you will walk over the Paringa Bridge, along a riverfront boardwalk and past the PS Industry at the Renmark riverfront. Grab a coffee at any of the great venues, and slowly make your way back to the Frames.
Enough driving to wonder “Are We There Yet?”
If you drive for 30 minutes from Paringa along Murtho Road you will almost be at the South Australian-Victoria border! Although you can’t visit the border, unless you are on the water, you can visit the historic Customs House and take a walk along the Border Cliffs trail. Just follow the signs to be taken on an adventure by foot through wetlands and red gum forests.
The Riverland is the fruit bowl of South Australia and we are sure that soon it will be named the Almond bowl soon too! Hunt for almond delicacies at Almondco Almond Hut, they have a range of up to 100 different almond products from almond meal and paste to everyone’s favourite, chocolate covered almonds!
Although The Frames might be in the little known town of Paringa, there is certainly a lot to keep you occupied, all within a 30 minute drive!