Loxton and surrounds
The spirit of the Riverland, Loxton was established by its pioneers as the Riverland’s garden town.
Some 255 kilometres east of Adelaide, Loxton has maintained its charm and character, as well as a strong community spirit.
Each Christmas the town lights up when more than 350 houses take part in a brilliant Christmas lights display. Local guides offer bus transport around the town and people come from great distances to join in the fun.
Another of the town’s attractions, operating year-round, is Loxton Historical Village. The village’s main street features an old school, a railway station and steam engine, and a working blacksmith’s shop. This award-winning living history museum contains more than 30 buildings from the days of the Riverland’s indomitable early settlers. Each building is equipped and furnished with items from the village’s eclectic collection of pioneering memorabilia. Loxton Historical Village springs to life on each of its regularly scheduled ‘Alive Days’ – not to be missed.
Ranked in the state’s top ten, the Loxton Golf Course is open to visitors, as are numerous other sporting facilities. The Loxton Community Hotel offers golfing accommodation packages and following its recent renovation, there is now an excellent variety of dining options as well.
You’ll also find several motels, farm stays and bed and breakfast properties in the area. The Loxton Riverfront Caravan Park offers water’s edge camping and modern amenities.
Don’t miss the astounding ‘Tree of Knowledge’- a living chart with markers recording flood levels, right up to the extraordinary 1956 flood.
Recently expanded to incorporate the Riverland’s irrigation history, the Loxton Historical Village traces back the history of settlement in the region. From time to time the village comes to life with ‘Village Alive Days’. Local town folk dress in traditional clothing and re-enact life as it was for settlers.
Inspect a weather chart with a difference – The Tree of Knowledge. Charting the history of flooding on the Murray, this tree is a sight to behold. Located on the riverfront opposite the Loxton Caravan Park, this is one of the few river red gums to survive severe flooding since the all time high flood of 1956.
Browse the arts and crafts shops lining the main street. Loxton is renowned for its local craft network. Many of the craft shops in the main street are community run and offer a wide variety of country crafts at affordable prices.
Activites and Experiences at Loxton and surrounds
- Water based