LOXTONTHE SPIRIT OF THE RIVERLAND
Loxton is a charming, vibrant town; the thriving centre of one of the most productive agricultural and horticultural regions in the state. Situated on the southern bank of the Murray River Loxton is 255kms from Adelaide via Karoonda, and 247kms via Kingston-on-Murray and 20kms south of Berri. Known as the “Garden Town of the Riverland” Loxton’s beautifully maintained gardens explode in a riot of colour all year-round and are testament to the proud community spirit that exists in this country town. View over 1000 roses in the Pioneer and Hentschke Memorial Gardens.
The Sturt Memorial and Lookout overlooks the Murray River and is dedicated to Captain Sturt and his crew who rowed past in 1830 during their heroic voyage of exploration of the river.
Popular attraction, the Loxton Historical Village recreates Loxton life as it was in the early 1900s and was the recipient of the Riverland Tourism Award for Best Tourist Attraction both in 1994 and 1999. Over 35 fully furnished buildings and sites exhibit farm equipment, machinery, household goods and other items used by the early settlers of the district. Step back in time on ‘Village Alive’ days when volunteers wear traditional clothing and working exhibits give you a glimpse of what life was like.
Christmas in Loxton is a special time and the celebrations begin on the last Saturday in November with a spectacular fireworks show. Hundreds of households and businesses throughout the town are decorated with fairy lights and Christmas displays are viewed by tens of thousand of people every year as they follow the Christmas Lights Tour route.
A weather chart with a difference – The Tree of Knowledge. This magnificent old river red gum provides historical dates of the river level over the years and shows just how high the 1956 flood really was.
Loxton, a truly spectacular region with a population of approx 7,500, boasts first class accommodation, unique attractions, a nationally recognized golf course, thriving retail and business centre, wine tasting, numerous festivals and events, beautifully maintained gardens, and a variety of nature-based activities such as swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing and bushwalking.
A few surrounding towns include Loxton North, Pyap, Wunkar, Wanbi, Moorook, New Residence and Maggea.