2014 Riverland Field Days

 

The 2014 Riverland Field Days is fast approaching with a changed format this year.  The Field Days are being held on Friday 19th September and Saturday 20th PohSeptember, instead of the usual Wednesday/Thursday format.  This is to enable more people to experience this exciting Riverland event.

As usual, there is much to offer with something for everyone.  The Special Events this year are:

– Masterchefs Poh Ling Yeow will be there giving cooking demonstrations and will conduct the Woolworths Riverland High School Cooking Challenge.Plane

– South Australia’s own National Champion Aerobatic Pilot, Chris Sperou will perform at the Field days. Chris will perform on the Saturday in his bright red Super Pitts Special Bi-Plane.

– The Monster TrMonster truckuck ‘Black Jack’, will also be there and is a favourite for young and old alike.  It is fascinating to see and rides are available over the two days.

– The popular Orrcon V8 Supercar Simulator will be giving racing fans a taste of life in the fast lane.

– The simulator provides a realistic experience of a race car’s performance and speed. It can seat up to 10 people and uses hi-tech gadgetry to ensure a realistic racing experience.

89bae9d1c15556d7f2f162877bfbb877_f74– Indulge your tastebuds by visiting the Food and Wine Village where many local food and wine producers showcase their product and offer tastings. 60f95f3631994717a43f88b6dbd2e268_f57

 

 

– The Ag Artwear Competition is a popular competition and is back again. It’s fun, It’s Creative, It’s Spectacular! The garments must be made from material of an agricultural and/or horticultural nature as produced or found on a farm or block.

– The Kids Corner is a place where parents can relax while their children are entertained.

– You can take your kids on a fun safari, and participate in the Safari Hunt where you follow the map, snack on goodies, find the hidden giraffes, collect toys and fun stuff to fill your explorer bag.  Kids love it.              untitled

– The Scouts Climbing Wall is there this year and is an activity that challenges you physically and mentally within established safety procedures and guidelines. A great activity for the younger generation and the young at heart.

– Or you can take a helicopter ride and see the Riverland from a whole new perspective.

As you can see from this line up, there is something for everyone.  Make this in your diary now.  There is still accommodation available in the Park, but hurry as this will fill quickly.

 

Wintertime in the Riverland

sunrise 2 simone picWe all know how fantastic it is in the Riverland during the summer, with the River and all the water sports, however the winter is even more special – and not as busy either!!!

THINK THERE IS NOTHING TO DO IN WINTER – WELL THINK AGAIN

There are many things to do and experience during the winter. Some of them being:

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Grab a canoe and discover the birdlife and explore the Creek systems from our Park.  We are located in a perfect location to paddle your way through the backwaters of the Murray.  The birdlife here rivals any that you will see along the River

Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre

The wetlands are full of water and the birdlife is abundant.  Of course the Boardwalk is a perfect way to spend a few hours discovering this iconic Riverland Attraction.  After the walk, the adults can taste some of Banrock famous wines and sit down and all enjoy the local food in the Restaurant or just have a coffee and cake.

Monash Playground and Barmera Playspace

These two Playgrounds are located within a short drive from the Park and can keep the kids busy for hours with all the attractions that they offer.

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Of course we can’t guarantee that you will catch anything, but isn’t half the fun trying!!  What better way to spend time than being down the River in the peace and quiet absorbing all the bird noises and watching the River pass by.

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See the Lock in action, Whilst having a picnic on the beautiful lawned areas around the lock which has heaps of information about the River and the Floods.  You may be lucky enough to see a boat go through one whilst you are there.

The Park Facilities

The Park has facilities that will keep everyone happy.  We have an oval with football and soccer goals and a basketball hoop for the sporty types.  Or maybe bring your bocce along so the whole family can play.  The bike track around the Oval is level and safe for bikers of all ages and abilities.  The track is even wide enough for our Pedal Karts to be riden around.new oval pic

So what is stopping you.  Book now and experience this beautiful region in the winter.