Berri Riverside Holiday Park

Berri, South Australia

2021 Best Grey Nomad
Community Campsite

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This is truly five-star service and amenities at a community campsite!

The Berri Riverside Holiday Park, owned by the Berri Community War Centre, is eight acres of lush gardens and grass located opposite the banks of the Murray River in South Australia's Riverland fruit-production epicentre.

It is a large secluded park where locals sharpen their hospitality skills and hone their tourism talents to ensure that every visitor walks away dazed by the exquisite brilliance of their experiences at this unique community facility. Think Palazzo Versace-level customer care on a budget right on the Murray. It is nothing short of spectacular!

Berri is primarily an agriculture and viticulture town, known for its grapes and oranges. The original home of the Berri fruit juice company, the town kicked started when a river port was needed on this stretch of the Murray River. Irrigation from the river allowed Berri to prosper and today it remains a lively town with the architecturally interesting Visitor Centre and an alfresco cafe on the river's edge at the bottom of the main street. It is only a 10-minute stroll from the caravan park.

While Berri boasts some fantastic visitor experiences (see below), you may struggle to pull yourself away from the caravan park thanks to a list of amenities that you usually see at fancy resorts and a fabulous array of organised social activities.

Your schedule could include reading the newspaper daily, canoeing the Murray, a leisurely swim (even in winter as one of the pools is heated), lunch at the onsite cafe, mini golf in the afternoon, daily drinks at the fire pit (with marshmallows in winter), pizza nights each Wednesday and Saturday, mini golf onsite, special occasion markets, and sports night events on the big screen. And of course you can not go past a sunset cruises on the park's very own cruising restaurant. Imagine a gourmet BBQ on the water starting with a complimentary glass of punch and a side plate of nibbles on arrival followed by a main meal extravaganza and dessert while watching the magnificent Murray slip by.

Location: 87 Riverview Drive, Berri

Open: All year round 

Facilities:  Where do we start? 128 powered sites - 12 ensuite sites, nine drive-through and all except 13 are grassed. Pet-friendly, The park has a kiosk, coffee shop, mini golf, pizza oven, laundry, camp kitchens, BBQs in four landscaped areas, two swimming pools (a lagoon entry one and a heated lap pool) as well as a new cruising restaurant. There is a licensed bar and even Fido will get a pat as the workers wander by!


Berri, better known as Australia’s fruit bowl, has some of Australia’s best regional produce and is lined with rich riverbanks teeming with wildlife and a fascinating history.  Pull over at one of Berri’s many fruit stalls like Aggies and taste-test the region’s citrus fruits, nuts and avocados. Launch your boat at the town’s fantastic boat-launching facility and get set for a day of water skiing, wake boarding, jet-skiing and fishing. Glide silently along the glassy surface of the Murray River and explore the areas bounty of rare birds and kangaroos in a canoe or a guided kayak tour.

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