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Riverland Wellness Festival 2016

Thanks to the continued support of the local community and business, the festival has grown since its inception in 2014 and we’ve found a fantastic central location to host this year’s festival – the community owned Renmark Hotel overlooking the beautiful Murray river!

We’re excited and grateful to be partnering with the Renmark Hotel to bring this “feel good” festival to the region once again.

As members of Destination Riverland and the South Australian Tourism Industry Commission, we connect and work with the local community as well as attracting intrastate and interstate visitors to the region.

The concept of the festival is simple and is based on the success of our original event in Adelaide, the annual Enlighten Adelaide Festival. We have a passion for the river and always feel welcome when we return to host this festival.

We’ve got lots of new plans for this year and will be keeping our popular open market-style stalls showcasing their products and services in the function centre and offering a friendly and welcoming space for visitors to browse stalls at their leisure.

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 November 2016
Renmark Hotel Function Centre, Murray Avenue, Renmark
Entry: $7 pp per day or $12 weekend pass

Children under 15 free

We’ll also be keeping our FREE workshops which will be held in the private Galaxy Room at the back of the hotel so you’ll be able to hear our presenters easily and you’ll be assured of a comfortable seat too.


The exclusive Day Spa Area experience will be back with a number of healing therapies for you to come and try (for a nominal fee) with local Riverland-based therapists.

We’ll be revving up the atmosphere and providing free family-friendly come and try activities on the riverfront lawn opposite the Hotel. Pop across the road to the Renmark Hotel Function Centre to enjoy the rest of the festival and the free workshops, (please note there is a small cover charge at the door).

The free activities on the riverfront lawn will include a Family Yoga Class by Jade from Yoga Balance & Kids, live music by SA’s popular duo Michelle & James Bryne from Imijri, Pilates class, Guided Meditation and the Loxton Choir. Check out the Program of Events page for details and times.

Michelle & James

On Saturday evening Shanti Sound will be performing in the Galaxy Room at the Renmark Hotel from 7.30pm-9pm ($20 pp) and Sunday evening from 7.30pm-9pm they will be running a Sound Bath Meditation ($25 pp). Check out the facebook page for more details www.facebook.com/RiverlandWellnessFestival.

Please get in touch if you’ve got a product or service that relates to health, wellbeing, fitness, eco-friendly, sustainable, or anything that helps you to feel good, and if you’d like to share that with others.

Contact Sue Shaw, Festival Director on 0421 915 591 or email sue@sharasanctuary.com.au.

Make the most of it and get away for the weekend of the festival for a retreat getaway. There are a wide range of accommodation options in Renmark, here are a few of our favourites.

  • Renmark Hotel, Murray Avenue, Renmark
    Special Festival Package: $126 per night in an Executive Motel Room with Full Cooked Breakfast ($142 if 2 people in a room)
    Ph: 85866 755 Janet
    Nanya Bistro open for meals all day
  • Big 4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park, 1 Patey Drive, Renmark
    Ph: 8586 8111
    A range of accommodation options from self contained units, to camping
  • Econolodge Citrus Valley, 210 Renmark Avenue, Renmark
    Ph: 8586 6717 Michelle & Robert Wood
    Affordable, clean and comfortable accommodation with Ashley’s Restaurant open for breakfast and dinner
  • Renmark Resort, Sturt Highway, Renmark
    Ph: 8586 8200
    Comfortable accommodation with great views of the Golf course. Good quality restaurant.