Driving between Loxton Town Centre and the Caravan Park we passed an interesting median strip, we’ve stopped at the carved tree sculptures before but we decided to check out the Conservation and Heritage Park this time. Just about anywhere you go along the river there are reminders of the flood of 1956. I remember Dad collecting up hessian chook food bags to be sent to Mannum for sandbags that year. Loxton has an interesting way of illustrating the various flood levels. Paths wove between lovely garden beds and past the many cairns in the Heritage Park.
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When I lived in the area in the late 1960s there were thriving Drive-in Theatres at Waikerie, Barmera, Berri, Renmark and Loxton but in the 1980s most closed. The Loxton, Riverline Drive-In opened on 26th December 1959, and closed on 29th March 1986. The area where cars parked is now bare ground but there are lovely gardens around the cottage which can be hired for functions.
Another place we thought was worth checking out was Thiele’s Sandbar because free camping is available there.
Back at camp everything was peaceful.