The beauty of the Riverland is that there is something to do for everyone on any budget and any timeframe. From exploring the magnificent mighty Murray River and nature trails, to enjoying an afternoon at one our regions many beautiful wineries, to letting the kids off the leash at Monash Adventure playground or simply just exploring all the beautiful townships in the Riverland. There is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of Australia. A few of the ‘must do’s’ in and around Paringa are highlighted on this page.

Paringa Silo Art

The spectacular Paringa Silo art was completed in February 2021 and features four distinct images (two on the front facing the Sturt Highway and two on the rear of the structure) linked together with soaring pelicans.

Local characters were selected to feature as the base silhouettes with the story of our district told through the images within the profiles, including Possum, and his mythological connection with the Murray, a Houseboat, the historic Paddle Steamer Industry, a Dinghy, the magnificent river cliffs plus the iconic Paringa Bridge and a Murray Cod.

More information on each of the silo images, select from the following –

Floodlights light up the artwork at night.

Please note that some works are still being carried out to improve the experience (information boards and a walking trail around the silos for a complete 360 degree viewing experience).

Woolshed Brewery is located in the 100 year old woolshed of Wilkadene Station, once a thriving wheat and sheep station now converted into a craft brewery with an open deck overlooking the stunning Murray River.

It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Riverland (and a favourite for locals too!)

They have a range of award winning ales and the exciting Utopia range of drinks including the infamous Hard Lemonade. They also stock a range of local wines.

Sitting out on the deck under the gum trees overlooking the beautiful Murray River with a delicious drink in hand is a ‘must do’ item on your Riverland trip ‘bucket list’.

It’s only a 15 minute drive up Murtho Road from the Paringa Hotel!

Woolshed brewery is open 5 days a week, Wednesday to Sunday from 11am-5pm.

Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery

Canoe the Riverland


If you’re looking for something with a little more adventure, how about taking a guided tour through the beautiful Murray River waters in a kayak?

Canoe the Riverland offers a range of unique and beautiful experiences along the Murray River, including sunset and moonlight tours.

If you’re up for it, you can hire the kayaks yourself and take it all in at your own leisure.

It truly is a wonderful way to get up close and explore the beauty of the flora and fauna of the river.

Located about 10 mins up Murtho Road from the Paringa Hotel. Click the link to go to their website for more details.

The Paringa Bridge forms part of the Sturt Highway, carrying traffic across the Murray River between Renmark and Paringa.

The Paringa Bridge is one of only four suspension bridges still spanning the Murray River, opening in January 1927. The bridge is of particular structural significance due to its advanced engineering which allows a section of the bridge to be raised to allow larger river traffic to pass through.

The bridge structure was designed and constructed in Adelaide and was to cater for both road and rail traffic. With rail no longer operating in the region, the track section of the bridge has been converted to a pedestrian walkway.

The lift-span section of the bridge operates daily at 9.30am and 2.30pm daily. Best position to view the bridge in operation is the lawns of Bert Dix park.

Paringa Suspension Bridge

Headings Cliff Lookout

Headings Cliff offers stunning views of the Murray River and is one of the most photographed scenes in the region!

Only a short 10 minute drive from the Paringa Hotel, the unique, rich colors in the golden limestone cliffs makes it a must visit destination during your time in the Riverland.

There is ample parking at the site with plenty of room for long vehicles to navigate and turn around. Follow the fenced track and you have the choice to take in the magnificent views from ground level or make your way up the tower platform for an event better vantage point.

No matter what time of day you get to visit Headings Cliff, the view promises to be spectacular!

The Black Stump

Cammies Antiques

Bert Dix Memorial Park