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 Main Street Markets

Held in Barmera’s main street, Barwell Avenue, 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’s Centenary 2021

Barmera was officially gazetted on September 1st 1921. This year, (2021), will be full of celebrations to mark the special occasion. Keep up to date with events and follow the Barmera Centenary committee on Facebook. To get in contact please email centenary2021@barmeratourism.com.au […]

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Barmera District War Memorial Community Centre Inc

The Barmera District War Memorial Community Centre Inc celebrates its 75th anniversary in June 2021. The concept of the Community Centre would appear to have been the brain child of Allan Tonkin, Manager of the Hotel 1946, who envisaged a co-operative organisation to oversee the establishment and maintenance of civic projects, and monetary support for […]

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Santa’s Cave

Barmera’s getting into the Christmas spirit at Santa’s Cave. […]

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