The water is slowly creeping up at Roonka. Fortunately our camping areas and buildings are well above the 1956 flood levels, so Roonka remains a pretty amazing base from which to explore the Riverland and safely witness this high river event. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with latest news and photos.

ACTIVITIES

Sometimes the small things are the most memorable…

Spend the evening around one of our communal campfire circles (seasonal) and enjoy the warmth of the flames or lay back and enjoy the spectacular star gazing that comes with Roonka’s great location.

If you want something more hands on, build your own pioneering project with our pioneering poles or grab a bat and have a crack at the table tennis (included in kitchen 2 hire) – or check out what else is on offer…

THE BILLABONG

A great place for all ages to have a dip and cool off. Take your kayak in for a paddle or hire one from Roonka. PFDs are available for all guests at no extra charge upon request.

FLYING FOX

Jump on one of our flying foxes and go zooming from one side of the billabong to the other. If you fall off you get the added benefit of cooling off in the billabong below!

PLAYGROUND

Right next to the billabong and down the rise from the campground is our adventure playground. Kick back and relax while the kids jump, run, climb and have fun.

ECHIDNA TRAIL

Roonka is home to a few echidnas that occasionally show their faces along our Echidna trail. Grab a pamphlet from the check in office and wander along the trail while learning about our flora, fauna and environment. 

RIVERSLIDE

Come for a ride on our waterslide down on the river bank. Just have a chat to our friendly Volunteer Camp Host or Caretaker to get you sliding into the mighty Murray.

FISHING

Roonka is a great place to fish. Whether it’s yabbying in the billabong, fishing off of the bank or one of our pontoons or in a boat. Hopefully you will come back with some dinner.

PADDLING

Kayaking and canoeing are great fun and the backwaters around Roonka are a wonderful place to explore. On your journey you will see many of the bird species and other wildlife that call the area home. If you prefer to stick closer to home or have young children the billabong is a great place to build up your paddling skills in a safe environment. If you don’t have your own kayak or canoe you are more than welcome to hire one of ours for the day. You can book one prior to your stay or at check in.  

RIVER AND BOAT LAUNCH ACCESS

Camping on the banks of the Murray comes with its perks like water skiing and tubing. Feel free to bring the boat along and make use of the boat launching area and spend the day out on the water. All we ask is that you leave the jet skis at home and let us know if you are bringing a boat (we limit the number of vessels at Roonka to keep our visitors safe).