EST

1921

POPULATION

1914

Barmera is the jewel of the Riverland. The geographical centre of this amazing place is the sparkling fresh water lake which is safe for families, making Barmera the ideal location for your holiday experience.

Barmera beckons you to relax, unwind and simply enjoy. Whether you are looking for the excitement of a faster pace, action packed aquatic getaway or a more leisurely, laid back style of break, Barmera is a great choice. Canoeing in the backwaters and fishing are a popular past-time for visitors and the locals.

Accommodation varies to suit any situation, from newlyweds to families or for the individual. So why not stay and play, and let the good times flow.

Things To Do

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Visitor Information Centre

The Barmera Visitor Information Centre is more than just a place to pick up your tourist brochures.

The centre has a good range of regional produce, souvenirs and gift lines, beautiful photographic works and books. […]

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Loveday Internment Display

The Loveday Internment Camp Display is housed in the Barmera Visitor Information Centre.
Come and read the history of this camp. Set up in 1941 it was one of the largest in Australia. It covered approximately 180 hectares of cultivated land and held 5380 internees and POWs at its peak and over 1500 AMF personnel. Loveday was selected as a suitable site because it was piped for irrigation; it was near a highway linking major cities; electricity and telephone communications were available; a train service from Adelaide ran near the camp and it was sufficiently far enough inland away from the seaboard. A very important part of Barmera’s history. […]

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Barmera Markets

Held in Barmera, the markets comprise a large variety of stalls including clothing, craft, woodwork, jewellery, artwork, books, furniture, fruit, vegetables, homewares, dvd’s, condiments, plants, food and coffee. From one market to the next there is usually some different stallholders mixed in with the regular favourites. […]

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Latest News

Barmera Lions Club

WANTED Barmera Lions Club are on the search for people who are able to assist in maintaining their efforts for fund raising with their famous and local favourite ‘Donut Van’. We don’t want the Donut Van to finish attending local events such as the Barmera Markets! 70% of monies raised are donated back into the […]

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2022 SA Carp Frenzy

Well done the 2022 SA Carp Frenzy! Setting a record once again with 1008 entrants pulling 4452 carp out of Lake Bonney and Loch Luna. $16,500 worth of prizes were up for grabs including cash, kayaks, BBQs, fishing charters and much more. Massive thank you to the sponsors, without you this event would not be […]

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Barmera Centenary at the Cobdogla Museum

“Come along to the Cobdogla Steam Friends and Barmera National Trust Open Day, next Sunday 13th March, to check out the new and refreshed Museum displays! The Windows Centenary Committee have been at it again: Donating their time to assist the National Trust Members! The Windows Centenary group and four new National Trust Volunteers have […]

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Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach

Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach are well known in Australia for many reasons including their music and fostering Aboriginal young people. Ruby was born in the Riverland at Paringa, while Archie was born in Victoria. Both separated from their families as part of the stolen generation, the couple met in an Adelaide Salvation Army centre […]

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