BLOG | Part of our Innovative Itineraries Series, this itinerary was created by Travel Designer Georgia Bedding. Dive into the dynamic Eyre Peninsula—accompanied by locals who live and breathe the landscape.
Above the Sturt Highway, approximately 130 kilometres west of Mildura, the Murray River crosses three separate states—New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia—in quick succession. Your first stop is nestled within a bend in the riverbank at The Frames, a luxury retreat in the charming, orchard-lined town of Paringa. Delivered here by your hosts—the owners of the retreat, husband and wife duo, lifelong locals, and knowledgeable guides of the region, this is a fitting first stop to your South Australian odyssey.
Three secluded, romantic retreats are on offer with luxe trimmings. Chic, modern and truly comfortable, each design showcases the fertile river landscape. Amenities include individual swimming pools, private spas, and indulgent outdoor tubs, all for exclusive use in your retreat.
The Riverland is a premier natural and agricultural spot, and encourages its guests to adopt the leisurely pace of life along the river. Sunset river cruises, National Park nature walks, and local wine and produce tastings are facilitated through your hosts’ commitment to riverland hospitality. Food is part of the culture, and your stay includes a private on-site chef to deliver gourmet meals made from local produce.
After a few nights, your next destination awaits. You will be picked up by your next guide and driven north—all you need to do is sit back and relax as riverland melts away into scrub and sprawl, and the landscape around you grows old and vast.
Destination 1: The Riverland has accommodation for three nights at The Frames, Paringa.