This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Loxton. To help you make friends with Loxton before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Loxton, South Australia, Australia, is a town on the south banks of the Murray River. The Murray River is the longest river in Australia and crucial for inland South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. In comparison to other rivers of the same size, the Murray River carries a lot less water and even complete drying up can occur. In the river, numerous native fish such as the Murray cod and golden perch are living. Therefore, fishing is among the outdoor activities, which are popular with locals and tourists alike. Canoeing, cruising, swimming and even skiing are available in Loxton and its surrounding district, as well. Loxton is located around two hundred fifty kilometres northeast of Adelaide, the capital of city of the state of South Australia. Around four thousand five hundred people permanently live in the town, which is also a thriving business and retail centre for the region.
There are some hotels and guesthouse in and around Loxton. If you are on a tight budget, options for a Loxton, South Australia, Australia hostel are extremely limited, and the opinions on the quality of the Loxton, South Australia, Australia hostel options are very mixed. Many backpackers stay longer in the area to work for local farmers, and for this reason, your Loxton, South Australia, Australia hostel may be more like a classic working hostel. If you want to explore the area and you are flexible, you can check out the nearby town of Berri, where there are additional accommodations such as a guesthouse and a hostel.
Culture and history enthusiasts cannot miss out on Loxton Historical Village; more than forty-five completely furnished sites and buildings display household items and equipment that were used by early settlers in the region. Sometimes you can find interesting photographic exhibitions on local events, such as the Murray River Flood in the mid-twentieth century. Wine lovers should visit the Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre at nearby Kingston on Murray. Self-guided walking trails through the wetlands, interesting wildlife, and wine tasting are the main reasons to visit this centre. Murray River National Park is just north of Loxton and boasts unspoilt wetlands, creeks, and interesting wildlife. Camping, canoeing, and bushwalking are available, as well.
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