There's always something fun to see or do in the Berri Barmera District. Whether you want to have an adventure, do something you've never done before, eat scrumptious food and drink fine wine or simply relax the hours away, Berri is the perfect place.
Fresh produce is in abundance beginning with the Farmers market held every Saturday morning. Several fresh produce stalls can be found on the Sturt Highway just on the outskirts of the town. The Berri Visitor Information Centre also stocks a good range of local crafts and produce. Berri has a varied range of eating outlets, including Chinese, Indian and Australiana themed restaurants. There are several alfresco cafes and takeaway food outlets. The Berri Resort Hotel and Big River Tavern bistro offer pub classics along with some Asian and Italian choices. There are also a wide range of shops within the town centre and nearby Riverland Central Plaza.
Community and Annual Events
Berri has many community and annual events throughout the year which reflects the energy the town has to offer. Some of these include:
- Riverland Wine & Food Festival
- Tour of the Riverland Cycling
- Mammoth Monash Market
- Berri Merri Christmas & Fireworks
- Riverland Farmers Market
- Berri Easter Carnival and Breakfast
- SA Country Music Festival & New Talent Awards
For more event listings, visit http://www.murrayriver.com.au/berri/.
Parks and Sporting Facilities
Berri offers reserves, parks, gardens and ovals for the community to use and enjoy featuring facilities such as picnic areas, play equipment, shelter, BBQ facilities and more.
One of Berri’s attractions is the Berri Fitness Trail where you will find fitness equipment along the riverfront, near the playground and either side of the old ferry ramp.
Alan Glassey Park, located in Berri is the home of the Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct. The Sporting Complex is home to regional Gymnastics, Basketball and Netball. Also located in Alan Glassey Park is hockey, baseball and softball facilities, and the recently completed Berri Lawn Bowls Club facilities. For more information on sporting facilities, visit the Berri Barmera Council.
Community Groups/Clubs & Religious Services
- Berri Based Art Group
- Riverland Country Music Club
- Car and Bike Poker Run
- Barmera Ballroom Dancers
- Berri Bowling Club
- Bubble and Squeak
- Palms Bingo
- Riverland Canoe Social Paddling Group
- Various churches and religious organisations
Vocational Education & Universities
There is a TafeSA campus in Berri – for information on courses that are currently available, please visit TafeSA – Berri Campus.