Martins Bend Reserve One of the Riverland's most popular picnic spots, Martin Bend Reserve is situated on the banks of the Murray River a short distance from the centre of Berri. A popular spot for swimming and water skiing the reserve also has barbecue areas along with a boat ramp. It is also one end of the Lions Club Walking Trail, a four kilometre trail passing along the Berri riverfront linking Martin Bend Reserve with the Berri Marina and the centre of town.
Address: Riverview Drive, Berri Contact: Berri Visitor Information Centre Phone: 08 8582 5511 Fax: 08 8582 5522 Email: email@example.com Cost: Free Opening Hours: Open 24 hours Free caravan overnight camping with toilets provided.
While you are in Berri and taking advantage of the free overnight camp site or daytime picnic areas visit the co-op and purchase dried fruit from the growers and local wines and citrus fruit. Fill the car with fuel and but the groceries. These well maintained overnight cam sites and picnic areas are a privileged and if everyone leaves them clean and says thank you though purchases when we travel though we will always be welcomed back.
And above is my toast to some of the wonderful people of Berri. Thank you for welcoming the gray-nomad travelers to your Murray Riverside land.
My own personal thank you too for the wonderful work of the bush trackers of this country who had found many lost people.
A Special Place for Jimmy James Jimmy James (the second) was a famous blacktracker, who was born around 1910 and belonged to the Pitjantjatjara people. He moved to the Riverland in the 1940's and took his name from his equally famous father-in law. He became a legend in his own lifetime when he was used extensively by the Police forces in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and the Northern Territory, to track felons, escapees and missing people. He died several years ago, and is buried at Gerard, the Aboriginal settlement near Winkie. The monument is sculptured out of two large slabs of black granite which are finely polished and engraved with images of birds and animals - a part of Jimmy's spirit world.
Address: Riverview Drive, Berri Contact: Berri Visitor and Information Centre Phone: (08) 8582 5511 Fax: (08) 8582 5522 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: Free Opening Hours: Open 24 hours
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