Loxton Riverfront Caravan Park: 2-person Canadian style canoes.
Kingston-On-Murray Caravan Park: 2-person canoes.
This sculpture was commissioned to acknowledge Loxton's 2007 Centenary and reflects the town's community spirit, celebrating the past and building optimism for the future. The sculpture expresses a balance between opposing forces: light and dark, strong and vulnerable, earth and water, culture and nature as well as the strength of the human spirit and the developing town in the face of isolation, drought, war and prejudice.
Bookpurnong Terrace, Loxton
Fishing continues to be one of our most popular pastimes and provides the opportunity to share happy experiences with family and friends. Yabbying is also great fun and hoop nets are relatively inexpensive, so why not try your luck and remember, patience pays dividends. Be aware that size and bag limits apply for some fish species.
One of Australia's great explorers, Captain Charles Sturt, passed here on his Murray River expedition of 1830. The lookout that marks the spot offers good scenic views of the Murray River and backwaters.
Sturt Highway, Kingston on Murray
Katarapko Creek and the Murray River have cut deep channels and lagoons, making half the reserve an island. Ample fishing, camping and picnic spots. Opposite side of river from Loxton. Entry from Sturt Highway and Winkie Rd via Berri.
Cruise the backwaters aboard the M.V. Loch Luna. A 3 hour cruise includes refreshments and a commentary. Departs from Kingston on Murray foreshore 9.30am Sunday to Friday.
Kingston on Murray. Ph 0449 122 271 or After Hours 08 8583 0155
This is a wetland reserve with large areas of water, narrow creeks and shallow swamps which create a variety of environments that are important habitats for many aquatic birds and animals. Entry to Loch Luna is from Cobdogla or the northern entrance near Nappers Bridge. Additional information is available from the Loxton Visitor Information Centre. Camping permitted.
View the waters of the mighty Murray River as it passes through one of the six lock and weir chambers within SA waters. BBQ facilities available in an ideal picnic area. Gates open from 8am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
Nitschke Road, Loxton. Ph 08 8582 1388
A kid’s haven and a slice of parenting heaven, the Loxton Club’s undercover playground and Kid’s Room is an awesome place to play! Places to squeeze through, scramble over, climb up and slide down – or for those who need a bit of time out, there are videos to watch, games to play and great food from the Kid’s Menu to keep you going. Full bar and dining facilities available 7 days from 10am until late.
Loxton Club Inc. 27 Bookpurnong Terrace, Loxton. Ph 08 8584 7353
Over 1,100 roses grace the two beautiful gardens, Hentschke Memorial Rose Garden and Loxton Pioneer Memorial Garden, with the sundial and surrounds paying tribute to the early pioneers of our region.
Kokoda Terrace & Tobruk Terrace, Loxton
There is more than one version of the story of the Pepper Tree, however, it is possible that this tree was planted by Mrs Howell in 1878 from peppercorns collected by William Charles Loxton, a boundary rider on Bookpurnong Station and a horseman of some note. (Bookpurnong Station was a sheep farming property of 485 square miles that included the land on which the town of Loxton has developed). William Loxton lived here with his wife from 1878-1881 in the modest pine and pug hut formerly occupied by his aunt, Mrs Howell, and her husband. The area around this hut was known as 'Loxton's Hut' and eventually, just 'Loxton' (despite some local suggestions that it be named 'Melba' or 'Mimiville'). Part of the termite-damaged tree collapsed in 1997 after a severe windstorm. A plaque alongside the tree commemorates the first reunion of the Loxton family.
Allen Hosking Drive, Loxton
A wetland reserve with many aquatic birds and animals. An all weather road allows vehicle access to the River Murray and Wachtel’s Lagoon throughout the year. Camping permitted.
Entry to the reserve 3.5kms along the Kingston Rd off the Sturt Hwy.
Captain Sturt and his heroic crew rowed their 27 foot whale boat past this point on 30th January 1830 during their historic voyage of exploration of the Murray River. This large memorial overlooks the river and the town’s houseboat moorings below. Also an ideal picnic spot.
East Terrace, Loxton
View at a glance how severely a high river can affect this region. By studying the high river levels on the trunk of this magnificent old river red gum, you can begin to understand the cycles and impact of the Murray River system.
Lions Park, Grant Schubert Drive, Loxton
Skateboarding is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing sports and the Loxton Skate Park offers a variety of ramps that will push skaters and bikers to their limits. A great place for kids of all ages to let off a little steam. Open 7 days.
Loxton Oval, Bookpurnong Tce, Loxton.