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.

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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 are new stallholders mixed in with the regular favourites. […]

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Latest News

Happy Holiday Season

From the committee, staff and volunteers at Barmera Central, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season! Barmera Visitor Information Centre will be open throughout the holidays if you need tourism information, gifts or want to view our wartime museum. Closing only on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Opening hours may differ due […]

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Do you have local Barmera and Riverland knowledge? Barmera Visitor Information Centre are seeking you! We need your help on the occasional Sunday for 3.5 hours in the Barmera Central office. No prior experience is needed, all necessary training will be provided for the role. Duties include but limited to: -Attending to visitors and helping […]

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Barmera Christmas Pageant and Firework Display 2023


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Stateliner – Riverland – Adelaide

Barmera Visitor Information Centre is an agent for Stateliner Premier Coach Services. Come into our office and we can book your tickets for you. Leaving Barmera on Monday-Saturday at 8.10am and on Sundays at 10.10am (All times subject to change) Please be mindful times vary on Public Holidays. […]

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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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