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Riverland Festival 2015

THANK YOU RIVERLAND for your support of the second annual Riverland Health & Wellbeing Festival held on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November 2015 and big thanks to Alex at the McCormick Centre for the Environment for such a fabulous eco-friendly venue to exhibit in.

It was great to see some people return from last year’s festival and welcome those who had travelled from Mildura and Adelaide to join in the celebrations.

The Weekend Pass proved popular with many people returning to the festival on Sunday to attend some of the free weekends that they missed out on Saturday because there was so much to do and see!

to our Media Partner, Riverland Radio for their continued support of this community and family-friendly festival and to The Murray Pioneer for their support.


The Festival is a celebration of local health and well-being professionals that offers visitors and the community with the opportunity to connect in an open, market-style atmosphere that is relaxed and welcoming.

There were free Workshops, Meditation Sessions, Come and Try Belly Dancing with local artist Sapphire Rose, live music by SA Singer/Songwriter Mary Laslett, an exclusive Day Spa Room where visitors could experience a wellness treatment in a relaxed and secluded area.

Loxton-based Purple Carrot Catering provided a delicious festival menu for the weekend that kept exhibitors and visitors very happy, and Mario’s Numero Uno coffee van was a bit hit too!


Visitors were welcomed by the beautiful angelic voice of SA Singer/Songwriter Mary Laslett as she performed live in the Al Fresco dining area and offered sound healings in the large Tibetan singing bowl. Local belly dancer Sapphire Rose also performed outside for visitors on Sunday.

Big thanks to the Renmark Golf Resort for sponsoring the FREE DOOR PRIZE of one nights’ accommodation for two at the Renmark Golf Resort.


Here’s a snapshot of some of our friendly exhibitors who offered professional advice and wellness services throughout the weekend.



  • Renmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre, 84 Murray Avenue, Renmark
    Ph: 1300 661 704 or 8586 6704
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun & public holidays 10am-4pm
  • Riverland Farmers’ Market
    Trading Saturday Weekly, 7.30am-11.30am at Senior Citizens Hall, Crawford Tce, Berri
  • Happee Health Gluten Free Cafe
    Fresh organic coffees, tea and fresh gluten free pastries and sweets
    Vitamins & Supplements, Ion Foot Detox, Visiting Naturopath Consultant, Bulk Organic & Natural Products, Natural Health & Beauty Products, Alernative wheat free ‘Healthybake’ breads
    Shop 1, Chapman Mall, Ral Ral Avenue, Renmark
  • McCormick Centre for Arts & the Environment
    Ral Ral Avenue, Renmark
    Established as a centre for Environmental Education and a unique community resource.
    Opening Times: 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday except public holidays
    Grounds and Wetlands open Sunrise to Sunset
  • Bella Lavender Estate Cafe and Shop, 19 Dalziel Road, Glossop
  • Riverland Leisure Canoe Tours
  • Monash Adventure Playground and P.S. Mundoo Cafe
  • Renmark Paddlesteamers – The Proud Mary and P.S. Murray Princess
  • P.S. Industry
    90 minute cruise from Renmark on the first Sunday of each month, 11am and 1.30pm.
    Adults $20, children $10 includes morning or afternoon tea.
  • Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre
    Self guided Boardwalks from $3 per person, Animal Viewing, Bird Watching and Wine Tasting.


Comfort Inn Renmark
Contact: Michelle & Robert Wood
Ph: 8586 6717

Renmark Budget Motor Inn
Ph: 8586 6899

Renmark Golf Resort
Sturt Highway, Renmark
Ph: 1800 804 849/8586 8200

Renmark Holiday Apartments
Ph: 1300 855 563

Renmark Hotel/Motel
Ph: 8586 6755

Big 4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park (cabins, caravans, tent sites)
Ph: 8586 8111


Premier Stateline run coach services from Adelaide, Elizabeth, Gawler, Nuriootpa, Truro, Blanchetown, Waikerie, Kingston-on-Murray, Cobdogla, Barmera, Glossop and Berri to Renmark. Check out their website for timetables and costs. www.premierstateliner.com.au.

If driving, once you arrive in Renmark, continue along Renmark Avenue until you get to the riverfront and turn left into Ral Ral Avenue. Continue along Ral Ral Avenue and past the hospital on your right and the McCormick Centre will be on your right.