Tours & Local Events
Op Shop Tour
There are 2 tours organised for the Tuesday and Wednesday.
WINERY TOURS DAILY
Discover some well known and some little known wineries which all have a common theme VERY GOOD WINE and they are in the Riverland.
Mick Kelly Tours will take you there.
No bookings taken. Pay the driver when boarding the bus via Gate 1.
Further details available at Event HQ.
Paddle Steamer 'Industry'
Experience a bygone era with a scenic cruise on the historic PS Industry!
Hear the unique sounds of the paddle wheels, the hiss of steam and see the wood fired boiler being stoked as you take in the sights of the Renmark Riverfront area, majestic river red gums and cliff areas upstream of the town area.
A delicious Devonshire Tea, with scones cooked in the wood fired oven, and topped with jam and cream are served for your enjoyment.
Cruises are available on Thursday 10th May, 11am and 1.30pm (Thu booked out); Friday 11th May, 11am and 1.30pm; Saturday 12th May, 1.00pm and 2.45pm.
Adults - $20, Concession (Pension or Seniors Card) $15, Child $10, Family $50 (2 Adults and up to 3 children)
Cobdogla Irrigation & Steam Museum
The Cobdogla Irrigation & Steam Museum will be open for a special operating day for the Ulysses Club on Wednesday May 9th from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Features at the Museum include:
- The World’s ONLY working Humphrey Pump with charcoal fired gas producers. Currently non operational for repairs.
- A 2 foot gauge light railway operated with a 1906 vintage Bagnall Saddle Tank Steam Loco and/or Simplex Diesel Locomotives.
- A 1920 vintage Fowler Class B6 Stump Pulling Traction Crane Engine.
- A 1920 vintage Fowler Class Z7 Ploughing Engine.
- Vintage Blackstone & other Engines .
- Vintage tractors, machinery and engines.
- National Trust Displays including Dioramas depicting the development of the area from pre white settlement to the 1930’s.
- A major display of the history of the Loveday Internment Camp from World War 2
Entry is $10 head, Light lunch, drinks and ice creams available for sale.
The Village, Loxton
The Village is a must see, unique village style museum situated on the Loxton riverfront.
The setting will bring back memories of an era past, capturing the development of a typical rural community with over 45 buildings and exhibits.
You will find fascinating displays and memorabilia, each telling a story of the life and struggles experienced by hard working pioneers who dared tame the “outback”.
Open Tuesday-Sunday - 11.00am to 3.00pm
Special entry for Ulysses members $10 (normally $14). Complimentary tea and coffee available.
Allen Hosking Drive, Loxton Phone 08 8584 7194
Loch Luna Cruises – 2.5 hours cruise through the beautiful backwaters of Loch Luna.
Departs Kingston -on-Murray Sun – Friday 9.30 am.
Special discounted price for AGM delegates $35.
Book direct: Karl 0449 122271
(Additional tours may be available if required.)
Flavours of the Riverland
Flavours of the Riverland – Sturt Highway, Barmera.
Extended hours – open every day of the 2018 AGM 10am – 4pm.
The home of Backyard bread.
Come sit under the Wisteria on the verandah at this delightful Café & Tasting Providore.
Loads of local produce and quirky gifts available as well as coffee, light lunches and cake all handmade on site.
Don't forget, Flavours of the Riverland are hosting our South Australian Breakfast Club breakfast from 9.30am Saturday 5th May.
All Ulyssians & partners are welcome.
Waikerie Gliding Club
Waikerie Gliding Club is situated approximately 3km east of Waikerie on the Sturt Highway at the Waikerie Airfield.
Joy flights (Air Experience Flights) are being made available to Ulysses Club members for the period of 8th – 11th May 2018.
The cost is $150 for approx. 20 minutes depending on weather. Extra time is charged at $1 per minute. A maximum weight of 110kg applies.
A maximum of 10 flights per day will be catered for and flying will commence from around 11:00am and continue till dusk, weather permitting.
Patrons are advised to wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen as well as bringing a camera and friends to share the occasion!
Bookings are essential and can be made by calling Bill Mudge on 0429 413 570.