Australian Towns & Cities
South Australia: Waikerie
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Waikerie, a medium sized town is located on the Sturt Highway, adjacent to the Murray River and forms the western part of South Australia's Riverland. The town was formed in the late 1800's when settlers utlised extensive irrigation from the Murray River to turn the once dry, mallee scrub into productive farmland. The region is now dubbed the Citrus Centre of Australia due largely to the high amount of citrus groves in the area as well as being home to two large fruit juice factories. In addition, the town is also fairly isolated thus its provides the necessary services the surrounding region. The town centre is well kept, green and busy - being set on the top part of the cliffs forming the banks of the Murray River gives some good vantage points. The Lions riverfront park set adjacent to the Murray River is also highly recommended.


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NEW Sturt Hwy:
Looking west on the Sturt Highway approaching the eastern entrance to Waikerie, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Town Centre:
Peake Terrace looking south-east from the Lions Park exit, Waikerie, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Town Centre:
Peake Tce, Waikerie, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Town Centre:
McCoy Street, Waikerie, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Town Centre:
McCoy Street, Waikerie, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Caption Title:
McCoy Street, looking north again, this time at the junction with Francis St, Waikerie, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Murray River:
Lions Riverfront Park, Waikerie, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Murray River:
Lions Riverfront Park, Waikerie, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Murray River:
Lions Riverfront Park, Waikerie, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Vehicular Ferry:
Ferry linking Rowe St and Taylorville Rd over the Murray River at Waikerie, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Caption Title:
The Murray River, sweeping north - view taken from the Clifftop Lookout, Waikerie, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

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