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Experience the Riverland

Things to see and do at the frames

Discover the magic of the Riverland with a range of experiences including a sunset cruise with champagne and nibbles in our beautifully restored Gondola.

Experience the river like a local with a guided tour through creeks and backwaters showcasing the wildlife and birdlife of the region as well as a few surprises.

Visit the National Parks to view the lock systems and experience our unique and untouched natural environment.

Taste award winning Riverland wines from cellar doors  and visit iconic locations like Wilkadene Station and the first winery to establish itself in the Riverland, Angove Family Winemakers

For more ideas on things to fill your Riverland itinerary with, visit our blog

The Gondola

ROMANTIC SUNSET CRUISE

Experience a romantic sunset cruise with sparkling wine and a cheese platter (exclusively for you) in our beautifully restored 100 year old classic wooden boat. Cruise along the Murray River surrounded by abundant wildlife and birds,  view the spectacular sunsets and the lights of Renmark as night falls.

BOOK A SUNSET CRUISE - $150 PER PERSON

Contact us to arrange prior to your arrival

Backwater Secrets

GUIDED tour through creeks and backwaters

Our Backwater secrets tou is an exclusive guided river cruise in our customised dinghy through the creeks and backwaters showcasing the wildlife and birds of the region. You will visit places on the Murray River that most people will never get to see or experience. Morning tea, a gourmet lunch and refreshments will be provided and as part of the tour we can visit Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery

BOOK A BACKWATER SECRETS TOUR - $275 per person

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The Flavour Safari

 Taste The Flavours of The Riverland 

From dirt to the dish, discover the diversity of production in the Riverland. Labelled the ‘food bowl of South Australia’ the Flavour Safari will enable you to taste, smell and learn about the many different products grown and produced in the Riverland.

Talk to us about arranging your exclusive tour where in your air-conditioned chauffeur driven car, you'll get to meet the growers, the brewers, the winemaker and producers in this behind the scenes tour.

Includes lunch at the 23rd Street Distillery.

BOOK A FLAVOUR SAFARI - $300 per person
Contact us to arrange prior to your arrival

Read more about the expereince on our blog

St Agnes Distillery

Distillery & barrel hall tour & tasting

Established in 1910, the Angove Family Winemaker's Renmark winery and distillery was the Riverland's first winery and where the St Agnes Brandy story begun.

One of Australia's most iconic brandies had humble beginnings as Thomas Angove's idea was to create a spirit to fortify wine. In 1925, his son Carl Angove decided to make that spirit into a more lighter and delicate style Australian Brandy where he travelled to Congac to learn more about the craft and fuel his passion. 

Full of family legacy, the St Anges Brandy story has helped shape an Australian icon, receiving multiple accolades, it is one of the "World's Best". 

Learn more about the history of Angove's and St Agnes Brandy on a tour and tasting of the Distillery. Taste the heart spirit, a 10 year old brandy and their prestigeous, multi award winning 15 year old XO Brandy.

Guests of The Frames can experience an exclusive VIP tour valued at $30 per couple.

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National Parks

rich with waterbirds and wildlife

The Riverland has many National Parks and conservation reserves which are alive with waterbirds and wildlife. They also provide some of the best river front picnic areas imaginable.

Significant conservations areas, the regions parks are important for maintaining the health of the Murray River and surrounding wetlands and floodplains.

Immerse yourself in our unique environment and spend the morning fishing for Silver Perch or paddling the quiet backwaters listening to the sounds of birds calling. Ask us for our favourite picnic locations and let the calming effects of nature take hold of you.  

Explore the nearby Paringa Paddock nautre area on foot or make use of our motor assisted bicycles. The newly developed trail system is a delightful way to connect with nature.

23rd Street Distillery

Sip premium spirits at an Icon of the Riverland

Opened in late 2016, the 23rd St Distillery brings new life to the Historic Renmano Winery of Renmark. The rich history of the site has been creatively blended with new age technology and architecture to deliver an open and earthy visitor centre and distilling facility.

Century old copper stills can be seen on a tour of the facility along with the barrel hall where an Australian icon, Black Bottle Brandy, is held for ageing. The reinvented site also distills gin, brandy, whiskey and vodka which can all be tasted in the visitor centre. Local ingredients are the inspiration behind the flavours and the 23rd Street Brand. 

Guests of The Frames receive a complimentary tour and tasting (valued at $50 per couple)

Read more about the experience on our blog

The Woolshed Brewery

at the historic wilkadene station 

The Woolshed Brewery is located in a 100 year old shearing shed at Wilkadene Station, located only 20 kilometres north of The Frames. The Woolshed's first brew day was in August 2009 and since then it has become one of the Riverland's top tourist destinations. Its rich history, stunning riverfront location make it the perfect place to kick back and relax with friends and family.

Guided tours are available by appointment or simply wander while tasting one of the locally made craft brews or ciders. BYO barbecue facilities are available or purchase a picnic pack full of yummy Riverland produce.

Guests staying at The Frames can enjoy a complimentary tasting paddle (RRP $15)

Read more about the Brewery and other activities close by on our blog

Riverland Cellar Doors

Banrock Station • Caudo vineyard

 919 Wines • Angove Family Winemakers

The Riverland is South Australia’s largest grape growing region, producing almost half a million tonnes of grapes each year.  Our hot and dry climate is seeing a new era of wine varieties emerging from boutique wine makers, and many claiming accolades across Australia.

Below are some of our favourite cellar doors...

Banrock Station provides the perfect setting to enjoy an outstanding wine and food experience. The Wine and Wetland Centre at Kingston-on-Murray overlooks the vineyards and panoramic wetlands. The ideal perfect place to relax and enjoy lunch from their menu which showcases the outstanding produce available in the region.

Caudo Vineyard is situated on the banks of the Murray River halfway between Cadell and Waikerie. It is currently the only cellar door providing stunning views of the river which is the best accompanyment to your tasting experience.  

919 Wines in Glossop produce unique wines with depth of flavour, expressing varietal and regional characteristics. The low-yielding vines from which the wines are produced are especially suited to the climate. 

Angove Family Winemakers are one of Australia’s largest family owned wine and brandy companies.
Distillers of the famous St. Agnes Brandy, they also produce a wide range of premium and fortified
wines. Experience the result of over a century of winemaking tradition a ttheir Renmark cellar door.

Here are a few more stops we think you should make on your way to The Frames

Canoe the Riverland

 explore intricate creeks and wetland systems 

Providing guided canoe tours or canoe hire,  explore the Woolenook Wetlands, an intricate creek system included in the internationally regocnised Riverland Ramsar Site. Paddle through the quiet waterways for as little as one hour or up to a full day of exploring.

Prefer a guided tour? Choose from sunrise, sunset, moonlight, day tours and overnight camping expeditions.  The single kayaks are a top quality touring craft designed for stability and comfort and have been fitted with rudders to improve mobility and reduce physical effort. Personal Floatational Devices (life jackets) and paddles are always included.

Guests staying at The Frames will receive a 10% discount off all tours.

Contact Canoe the Riverland for more information

Murray River Walk

An intimate multi day walking journey

Explore South Australia's Murray River with the latest Great Walk of Australia, Murray River Walk. Over 4 days and 3 nights you will find yourself completely immersed in the stories of the Riverland and the environment surrounding you.

 Relax each night on board comfortable houseboat accommodation with hot showers, a spa and three course, nourishing meals . Departing from Renmark, your passionate river guides will take you on a journey through the world recognised Ramsar listed environment where you will  encounter wildlife, waterbirds and spectacular cliffs.

Walking season - May to September

Find out more on our blog

Arrosto Coffee

Locally roasted & lovingly po

Arrosto Coffee have been the source of locally roasted coffee beans for some time, their ground beans and coffee pods stocked in your villa to help you make great coffee during your stay.

Recently Arrosto Coffee opened their shop to the public and we highly recommend visiting their cellar door set in the newly restored Renmark Fire Station. The result is a bright and earthly coffee house which mimics a city café but delivers a relaxed country atmosphere and interesting coffee blends. The premises is licensed so you can also enjoy an espresso martini with their cold drip coffee or the Woolshed Brewery’s Coffee Stout.  

Read more on the blog

Bellbird Birding Tours

top birding destinations with over 800 species

Australia includes more endemics species than any other country and the Riverland has a vast array of unique and rare species of birds. Visit Birdlife Australia’s Gluepot Reserve, home to the Mallee-fowl, the endangered Black-eared Miner, the Chestnut Quail-thrush, Striated Grasswren, Southern Scrub-robin and the rare Red-lored Whistler. 

Specialising in high quality birding trips throughout Australia in small groups,  Bellbird Tours are led by professional, experienced and passionate guides. 

Guests staying at The Frames will receive a 10% discount off all tours.

Contact Bellbird Birding Tours for more information

Ruston's Rose Garden

stop and smell the roses

Ruston's Roses has one of the biggest, most diverse and important collections of Roses in the world and in 2005 was named as home of the National Rose Collection of Australia. Originally a fruit orchard, the property has morphed into a beautiful garden and function centre. 

After your stroll through the gardens, enjoy lunch in the cafe which has a range of homemade cakes and at night becomes a fantastic Thai restaurant and cocktail bar. 

Seppeltsfield Winery

Taste 100 year old tawny

The Frames have partnered with iconic Barossa Winery, Seppeltsfield, to provide a brand new exclusive experience for guests. The Barossa is located approximately halfway between Adelaide and the Riverland, giving you something to do on your journey to or from the Riverland.

Seppeltsfield is most famed for the Centennial Collection, an irreplaceable and unbroken lineage of Tawny, every vintage from 1878 to current year. The estate remains the only winery in the world to release a 100 year old, single vintage wine each year.

Valued at $125 per person, The Centenary Tour is a once in a lifetime experience and a must do if you visit the winery. Guests of The Frames will receive 15% off the tour and a complimentary bottle of Seppeltsfield Wine.

Read more on the blog

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Address: Lot 7 Panorama Court Paringa South Australia 5340

Email: cathy@theframes.com.au

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