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“We find that December is normally
busier with people visiting family and
friends over the Christmas and New Year
period, as many ‘grey nomads’ seem to
avoid the school holiday times and the ex-
treme weather that can happen in Decem-
ber and January,” Ms Koch said.
“Despite that, visitor numbers for De-
cember have increased from last year that
we are pleased about.
“Waikerie also hosted the Murray River
Princess and its guests twice in December
that also boosted visitor numbers to Waik-
“Events like Waikerie Santa’s Cave bring
in visitors from other areas of the state and
we have already had inquiries about the
2018 Netafim Waikerie Australia Day Event
“Visitors have recently commented on
the friendliness of the Waikerie people,
and many have said they will return to the
A Mid Murray Council tourism spokes-
person said Morgan was “flat out”, with
a lot of people around during the holiday
The spokesperson said the river front
was extremely busy with boats, skiers, jet
skiers and a lot of the visitors to Morgan
have been visiting for holidays for years.
The Morgan Riverside Caravan Park’s
new owners Leigh and Katie Cock said they
were “absolutely flat out” during the holi-
day period and still are.
Mr Cock said they had a huge amount
of bookings, and ended up with a “great
crowd” of visitors.
“Although we had a semi-permanent site
at the Morgan Riverside Caravan Park for
many years, this is our first year as owners/
operators and it was huge,” he said.
“We were a bit nervous with it being our
first Christmas/New Year season but it has
all gone well and was incident-free.
“It was busier than last year and over-
flowing so much so that we had to turn a
large amount of people away.”
The first Christmas/New Year holiday
period for the new Waikerie Holiday Park
was also highly successful.
The new park which opened at Easter
in 2017 has received larger than expected
Edwards Group chief executive Stephen
Edwards said he was “extremely pleased”
with the success of the new park and its
occupancy during its first Christmas/New
Year holiday period.
“The success can be measured by re-
bookings, and many of our Christmas/New
Year holiday guests have re-booked for the
2018/2019 holiday period already,” he said.
“Our largest demographic of guests were
families and/or groups of families travel-
ling together, with the majority coming
from South Australia, followed by guests
“The holiday period at our new park went
off without a hitch and our guests overall
thoroughly enjoyed their stay in Waikerie.”
Manager at the Waikerie Hotel-Motel
Andrew Tyson said he was happy to see the
vibrancy in Waikerie between Christmas
and New Year.
“The Waikerie Holiday Park has had
many visitors and it’s nice to see tourists on
our riverbank,” Mr Tyson said.
“We had a great December and we hope
it continues into the New Year.
“Lunch and dinner has been fantastic in
the hotel and our accommodation was up on
this quarter last year.
“The last quarter really has been out-
MV Barrangul operators Steven and
Chrissy Brindal had “excellent” Christmas/
New Year business, their first since moving
from Morgan to the Waikerie river front.
“We had a large amount of visitors,
from day-trippers, to interstate and locals
on board during the holiday break,” Mr
“We receive a lot of visitors from the
Waikerie Hotel, Waikerie Holiday Park and
locals from the Waikerie Lifestyle Village
and Warrawee Lodge.
“During times when we are not cruis-
ing and moored at the river bank, we have
been busy with coffees and meals and we’ve
just started breakfasts on board, which has
really taken off.
“We are pleased with the local skiers on
the Waikerie river front and there has been
no dramas or incidents.
“We have been flat out since relocating
the Barrangul to Waikerie and are very
pleased with the patronage we have re-
Visitors have fun in holiday sun
THE River News
has welcomed new
Telling to its team.
Rachel was born and
raised in Riverland and
completed her schooling
at Renmark High School,
and afterwards completed
a hairdressing apprentice-
She currently owns her
own cake business called
Cake Crumbs Cakery, and
also works at Wilkadene
Woolshed Brewery on the
Rachel said she is a
social person, loves meet-
ing people, enjoys getting
out and about, and keeping
Each Wednesday and
half of Thursday, Rachel
will be in Waikerie, to meet
with advertising customers,
and get to know the River-
land West region.
“I look forward to getting
to know everyone in the
Waikerie, Cadell, Morgan,
Blanchetown and surround-
ing region, helping them in
their businesses,” she said.
“I am keen to help them
get their messages across
in The River News, and see
them grow and prosper,”
To make an appointment
with Rachel either in The
River News office, or at your
business, call Rachel on
8586 8000 or email rachel.
New face at The River News
RACHEL Telling has joined The River News team as a new
advertising sales representative. PHOTO:Christian Longobardi
THE Waikerie river front has been teeming with visitors and water activity during the school
and festive holidays.
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