RIVERLAND ROAD TRIP – 3 AUSSIE STATES ALL IN A DAY
Driving towards northeast of Adelaide City, passing through Blancetown, Barmera and Renmark and you’ll find yourself getting closer to the Victorian Border. We spent a weekend on a Riverland road trip driving towards Renmark, South Australia. It sounds crazy but we wanted to set a record of stepping into 3 Aussie States all in a day. And we did it!
From South Australia into Mildura in Victoria then standing one foot in Victoria and the other foot at Buronga NSW along The George Chaffey Bridge.
Here’s our road trip itinerary.
1: Adelaide to Blanchetown Bridge (Griffens Marina Blanchetown)
Distance: 144 km
Drive Duration: 2 hours
2: Blanchetown Bridge to Lake Bonney Jetty, Barmera SA
Distance: 84 km
Drive Duration: 1 hour
3: Lake Bonney Jetty to Heading’s Cliffs Lookout, 93 heading road Murtho, Renmark Paringa
Distance: 57 km
Drive Duration: 45 mins
4: Heading’s Cliff Lookout to Mildura, Victoria (checked-in: Econo Lodge at 433 Deakin Ave Mildura)
Distance: 148 km
Drive Duration: 1h 45 mins
5: Econo Lodge Mildura to the George Chaffey Bridge (Mildura Victoria/Buronga NSW Border)
Distance: 5 km
Drive Duration: 8 mins
6: Mildura, VIC (Econo Lodge 433 Deakin Ave Mildura) to the Perry Sandhills in Port Wentworth, New South Wales (via Old Renmark Road)
Distance: 36 km
Drive Duration: 35 mins
7: Perry Sandhills to Junction Park (where Australia’s Great Rivers meet the Murray Darling Confluence)
Distance: 8 km
Drive Duration: 11 mins
The drive back to Adelaide City is approximately 400 kilometres and will take an estimated 4 hours and 35 minutes. The township of Truro, SA would be the best place for a pit stop. Drive safe!