Berri is most notable for being a citrus growing region in South Australia with the Murray River that it sits on, playing a major role in the success of the town. There are 3000 hectares of orchards around the town and it was where the Berri fruit juice company originated.
Just a few kilometres out of Berri in the Riverland area of South Australia, is a spacious free camp near the Murray River where you can set up for a few days and explore the region. The camp ground is maintained by the council and for $5 per night you have access to a patch of ground (pull up anywhere you like), a toilet block, bins and a dump point. There is an honour box near a caretaker’s house where you fill in your details, number of nights staying (up to 21 maximum), put the money in an envelope and into the secure box which is collected by council staff daily.
Plush’s Bend is one of the free campsites we’ve stayed at during our current journey exploring a large section of the Murray River in South Australia. You’ll find this camping area only 6 kilometres from the town centre of Renmark, one of the major Riverland towns, around 260 kilometres north of Adelaide.