Renmark is at the heart of the oldest irrigation area in Australia and it is 260 km to the North East of Adelaide on the Sturt highway. In 1887 the Canadian Chaffey brothers were granted 250 000 acres to test their irrigation scheme. Today lush orchards and vineyards thrive here.
Attractions in town
National trust Museum `Olivewood` is present in the town of Renmark which was a ormer Chaffey homestead and is present near the corner of Renmark Ave and 21st Street. Display of old-hand operated wine press is present at Renmark Avenue. Chaffey an original wood burning irrigation pump is on display outside Renmark Irrigation trust office, Murray Ave. PS industry which was established in the year 1911 is now a floating museum which is now moored behind the information centre. Zenith Art gallery and Ozone Art Gallery are located on Ral Ral Ave.
Attractions in the area
Biosphere reserve which is a conservation and ecological research centre has 900 000 hectares present at the north and south of Renmark. Bredl`s Wonder World of Wildlife is present at 7 km to the south west of Renmark. On Loch 5 road South Australia Water Corporation and weir is present. Margaret Dowling National Trust Park is situated 3 km to the South East which is an area of natural bushland. Bert Dix Memorial Park, the black stump which is the root system of river red gum and it is estimated to be 500 years old and has houseboats for hire. There are lots more to see in Renmark for which information centre can be of great assistance once you reach Renmark.