Click here to download a PDF of Riverland AGM self-guided Rides. The printed pages will also be available at the RIDES area at Event HQ.
You can do these on your own or with friends. They are all relatively short.
1. Self-guided Ride number one goes to the Historic Loxton Pioneer Village and features many historic exhibits and buildings from the early settlement days of the Riverland area. Located in the town of Loxton, The Village is close by to several eating choices. The ride distance is an easy 70 km return.
2. Ride two visits Olivewood House and Museum in Renmark West, the original home of the Chaffey Brothers who established the Renmark Irrigation System in the mid to late 1800’s. A visit to nearby Ruston’s Roses is also included with this ride. (Rustons are now only open for the garden, no coffee or lunch facilities are available.) Although it is not the prime season for roses, you can see hundreds of different varieties planted over several hectares. www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/olivewood/
3. Ride three visits the World Heritage listed Banrock Station some 15 km from the Event site. Banrock has a wine and wetland centre on high ground overlooking the vineyards and wetlands where there are self-guided walking trails. The Restaurant has panoramic views over the Murray basin and features local produce with wine tasting facilities. A great place to spend an afternoon and just a 30 km return trip from Event HQ. Meals are available for lunch, with breakfast only available on weekends. www.banrockstation.com.au/
4. Ride four is a ride to the Loch Luna Wetlands. A fascinating 3 hour cruise through the Murray wetlands is on offer with light refreshments served on the vessel. It is a photographer’s and nature lover’s delight. The cruise vessel departs from opposite the Kingston General Store at 9.30 am and takes 4 hours to complete. Total riding distance is 37 km. Bookings are essential. Contact the proprietor on 0449 122 271, or after hours on 08 8583 0155. loch-luna-moorook-game-reserves
5. Ride five is to the Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum, just 10 km from the Event site. There is a fascinating display of machinery and relics, and a small steam train ride. The star attraction is the mighty Humphrey Pump, which when working, operates with producer gas firing and forcing thousands of litres of water into a nearby channel. At this point, we are unsure whether we can arrange for this huge pump to be working during our AGM week. Please note: The museum is only open on certain days throughout the year. You will need to pre-arrange if you wish to visit. www.cobdoglasteammuseum.com.au/
6. Ride six is to see P.S. Industry. This ride is to the waterfront in Renmark to see an example of a river boat from a bygone era. The P.S. Industry is one of many boats that began service as transport for people and goods along the River Murray before there were railways and adequate roads. Some of these vessels continued in service until they were finally phased out the 1960s. Today's river vessels are just for tourism. www.murrayriver.com.au/ps-industry-1438/