Towns in Australia

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Renmark SA


Postcode: 5341

Renmark is a town in South Australia’s rural Riverland area, and is located 254 km northeast of Adelaide, on the banks of the Murray River. The Sturt Highway between Adelaide and Sydney runs through the town; Renmark is the last major town encountered in South Australia when driving this route. It is 31m above sea level. As of 2000, the population of Renmark (combined with the neighbouring settlement of Lyrup) is 8,054. It is the oldest settlement on the Murray River.

Renmark is a multicultural centre for the Riverland area. It consists of elegant wide streets. The river itself offers excellent spots for fishing, waterskiing and boating.

Today the area is also known for the cultivation of grapes, citrus fruits, tomatoes, vegetables, wheat and wool. Orange trees stretch for hectares as do vineyards and stone fruit orchards. Other industries include almond growing and pistachio nut cultivation.

Renmark is also home to a wildlife park, wine companies and the rose industry. Renmark hosts the Renmark Rose Festival every October.