Loxton Tourism & Travel
Situated in the Murray region of South Australia, some 255kms east of Adelaide, the charming town of Loxton is well known as the Garden Town of the Riverland. Proud residents brilliantly coloured gardens bloom all year round, creating a vibrant atmosphere. Visitors can experience Loxtons past at the Historical Village, embark on a tour of the many award-winning wineries, and soak up the serenity of the Murray River National Park. A number of lively events pay testament to Loxtons strong community spirit every year.
The quaint Loxton Historical Village provides an intriguing insight into the history of the area. A large number of furnished historic buildings feature old farm equipment, machinery and household items used by the early settlers. The Pines Historical Home also houses a range of stunning antiques.
Wine lovers shouldnt miss a visit to the multi award-winning Salena Estate, and golfing enthusiasts can experience one of South Australias top 10 golf courses at the Loxton Golf Course. The local artistic talent can be viewed in the many art and craft shops lining the main street of Loxton.
A nature trail along the riverfront boasts beautiful scenery and abundant flora and fauna. Major natural attractions include the Pepper Tree, grown from a seed planted over 110 years ago and the affectionately named Tree of Knowledge, one of the few river red gums to survive severe flooding. Markers on the tree indicate the flood levels throughout history, right up to the extraordinary 1956 incident.
The Riverland Harvest Festival & Great Grape Stomp celebrates the regions produce with a plenitude of local food and drink, and entertainment for the whole family. The Sporting Memorabilia Auction and the Mystery Wine Auction are also incorporated into the festival.
A vast array of fun-filled attractions and entertainment are found at the Loxton Annual Spring Show. All the traditional show favourites are featured, as well as many exhibits in agriculture, horticulture, and much more.
The Loxton Mardi Gras features a pageant of floats and entertainment for the whole family. The vibrant event also includes Nippys Loxton Gift. Known as South Australias biggest footrace, Nippys Loxton Gift attracts many local and interstate professional athletes every year.
Loxton - Near by
A number of great wineries are situated in close proximity to Loxton. The town of Loxton North contains the award-winning boutique winery of Torambre Nissen Hut Wines and the McGuigan Simeon Wines Loxton Cellars offering cellar door tastings and sales. Further north, the award-winning Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre offers wine tastings, breathtaking vineyard views, and tranquil walks through protected wetlands.
National Park Murray River
Opposite Loxton, the Murray River National Park is often frequented by canoeists and anglers. Abundant wildlife is found within the natural surrounds, including Kangaroos, Emus, Pelicans, Kingfishers, and various species of birdlife. Visitors can embark on a walking trail throughout the park or canoe down the peaceful waterways and soak up the serenity of the beautiful Murray River.
The Loxton Township grew when servicemen returned from WW2. Enticed by irrigated allotments, they began to develop the land and thus, helped the success of Loxtons agricultural and horticultural industries.
Today, Loxton is one of the most productive agricultural and horticultural regions in South Australia. In the District Council of Loxton Waikerie, Loxton is comprised of 4,100 souls.