Days 1 - 4
Resting on the eastern banks of the Murray River, in South Australia’s Riverland area, Paringa is a tiny and postcard-perfect get-away destination home to some truly unique sights. The Paringa Bridge, which has been running since 1927, is a steel truss bridge which opens twice a day to let through passing houseboats. Nature lovers can discover a wonderland of landscapes, flora, and fauna at the Chowilla Game Reserve, which offers excellent opportunities for hiking, canoeing and camping. History enthusiasts should head to the Old Customs House, a historic port, where they can take boat rides or hire a houseboat. Make sure to see the 50 historic engines at the Paringa Museum and the 600-year-old Black Stump (Red River Gum Stump), which measures more than eight metres across.