An amazing collection of photographs show the destruction and heart break as the waters of the Murray River rose to extraordinary heights from May 1956 to January 1957. River heights at Loxton rose by 7.42m (24 feet) with extensive damage experienced across SA, including the evacuation of 562 homes, seepage and flooding killing 17,000 fruit trees and 6,154 acres of orchards and vineyards were damaged. 40 miles of earthworks and levees were built against the rising waters and 1,000,000 sandbags were used for levee protection. The photographic exhibition is located at the “The Village”, Historic Loxton which is open daily Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, weekends 10am-5pm, with extended hours during most holiday periods. Group bookings welcome. Entry to the Village: Adults $12.50, Children $6.50, Concessions $10.50, Family $32.00.
Allen Hosking Dr, Loxton. Ph 08 8584 7194
Banrock Station provides the ideal setting to enjoy an outstanding wine, food and nature experience. The Wine & Wetland Centre overlooking the vineyards and panoramic wetlands is the perfect place to relax and enjoy lunch from the outstanding regional produce menu.
Step back in time; to a time before TV, air-conditioners and computers; to a time when bread was baked at home in a wood-fuelled oven, milk came directly from cows to the table, and horses pulled ploughs to cultivate the land.
“The Pines”, Loxton’s Historic House and Gardens was bequeathed to the people of Loxton by Mrs Ella Kingdon.
Visitors are given a glimpse into the lifestyle of the benefactor.
View at a glance how severly 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
Displaying and supporting local and regional artists and exhibitions. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun and public holidays 10am-4pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
On the roundabout, Bookpurnong Tce, Loxton. Ph 0431 044 790