Towns in Australia

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Paringa SA


Postcode: 5340

Paringa is a small town in the Riverland of South Australia. Paringa is famous for its grape gardens, its wine and the bridge across the Murray River to Renmark.Paringa is regarded as an outer suburb of Renmark.

It is said that the word ‘paringa’ means ‘land near the river’ but no one seems to be able to confirm this.

The town was proclaimed in 1916 after a local group held a meeting in 1911 and determined that they wanted to become independent of the District Council of Loxton. Today Paringa’s chief appeal lies in its easy access to the Murray River and the range of excellent parks and vantage points over the river it offers to the curious visitor.