Located midway between Adelaide and Mildura on the Stuart Highway, this budget motel in Renmark is perfect for an overnight stopover or for staying a few days. It is within walking distance of shops and the Murray River is only a 20-minute walk away!
There are 5 ground floor accommodation options to choose from, including: standard double rooms (sleeping 2), standard twin rooms (sleeping 3), standard family rooms (sleeping 4), deluxe double rooms (sleeping 2) and deluxe twin rooms (sleeping 3).
All rooms at the Renmark Motor Inn offer recently renovated private bathrooms, air conditioning, flat screen televisions with satellite channels, microwaves, refrigerators, tea and coffee making facilities, heaters, electric blankets, and iron and ironing boards.
The motel itself offers a number of amenities to make your stay more enjoyable, including a swimming pool, barbeque grills and covered onsite parking (with room for boats, trucks and trailers). A laundry service and high-speed wireless internet are also available, but charges do apply. Fax and photocopy facilities are available at reception.
Cooked and continental breakfasts can be delivered direct to rooms, providing you with the fuel you need for a long day of sightseeing or travelling.
During your stay at this accommodation in Renmark, we encourage you to also explore the surrounding area – Glossop, Loxton, Gurra Gurra, Morgan and Blanchetown or Mildura across the border in Victoria.
If you’re planning to stay at the Renmark Motor Inn sometime in the near future, you might be wondering about the local attractions and things to do. The good news is that there are plenty of nearby activities to keep you amused.
Being located so close to the mighty Murray River, where paddle steamers really took off here in Australia, means that there is plenty of paddle steamer history to be explored in the area. If you head to the Renmark Riverfront, you’ll actually be able to see the PS Industry – a paddle steamer that was commissioned as a work boat in 1911 to keep the river open and then later in some construction works. It was retired in 1969 and still steams at regular intervals throughout the year.
This region of the country is quite beautiful, so it makes sense that you would want to get out there and explore it. There are plenty of natural attractions for you to visit, including: the Headings Cliffs lookout (over the Murray River and Golden Limestone Cliffs), Renmark Township lookout, Ruston’s Rose Garden (Australia’s largest rose garden), Chowhilla Station and Reserve, and the Black Stump (the largest of 11 known black stumps in the country).
We’ve already touched on the fact that this region has a lot of history – besides the paddle steamers, other historical attractions include: Olivewood Historic Homestead and Museum (home of the Chaffey Brothers, founders of the Australia’s first irrigation settlement right here in the town), Renmark Paringa Community Museum (which houses some old-time machinery), and the Old Customs House (which houseboats now operate out of).
The region is also home to some of Australia’s most delicious local produce. To satisfy your hunger, check out Almondco Almond Hut or Nuts About Fruit (where you will find a range of gourmet goodies). The Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery, located right on the Murray River, is always worth the visit as is the many local wineries – some of our favourites include Angove Winery, Mallee Estate Wines and Renmano Wines.
If you would prefer to immerse yourself in more cultural or artistic pursuits, you will not be disappointed. Visit the Chaffey Theatre (for live shows, concerts, theatre productions and the cinema), Coongalena Cottage Art Studio (to see the works of artist Yvonne Lempens), Frank Harding Collection (to view Australia’s only Bushranger Ceiling Mural), Goanna Hill Gallery (to see the works of artist Stephen Everingham), and Renmark Craft Corner.
A number of events are held in the Renmark area each year – be sure to book your accommodation early during these times to avoid missing out. Popular events include: the Wentworth Show (August), Australian Marmalade Festival (September), Mildura Wentworth Country Music Festival (September), Riverland Wellness Festival (November), and the Morgan Living River Festival (November). There are also plenty of local markets held year round.