THE RIVERLAND'S

ADDRESS

 

2 McCoy Street
Waikerie SA 5330

 

PHONE

 

Front Desk (08) 8541 2999

 

ABOUT US

The Waikerie Hotel has undergone a modern rebuild since a fire in 2011. We have the best hotel accommodation in the Riverland and  the new Oscar’s sports and tavern bar has the most up to date modern facilities with a big screen television, brand new gaming room, outdoor courtyard with a retractable roof, dedicated TAB and lotteries facilities, open fireplace and great food and amenities.

 

The Waikerie Hotel History

 

With the surveying of the town and building of a new pumping station and channels in 1909 Waikerie had become a hive of activity. Men who came to work on the Government schemes had to find accommodation, mostly in tents, many of which were in the area near the landing, while the S.S. ‘Maggie’ was moored nearby to relieve the accommodation crisis for those coming to look at the land available for selection.

 

Of course, there were no premises licensed to sell liquor, but there were plenty of boats travelling along the river from Morgan and very soon a ready supply of sly grog became available.

Many people thought a community owned hotel similar to the one at Renmark should be built and after much discussion, a poll was conducted with a negative result for those who keenly supported the plan.

 

Eventually a Hotel was built on the corner of Coombe Terrace and McCoy Street, the foundation stone being laid by Mrs. M. Kerrison on September 6th, 1911. It began trading in 1912. In 1913 the manager was Mr. C. D Wallace.

 

 

 

The Tree of Knowledge

 

Mr. P. J. Kearne was the Licensee of the Waikerie Hotel sometime between 1921-28. The stone room where the bottle shop now stands was first called the ‘Sample Room’, and was used by wholesalers to display their wares to shop keepers. It is also known that meetings were held there.

 

In later years, it was used as a dining room. The triangle of posts in the foreground are possibly the surrounds left after the removal and replanting of two of three Kurrajong planted in 1913.

 

The remaining tree has become known as the ‘Tree Of Knowledge’ as almost all traffic to the area passed through this intersection.

 

The Hotel is bought by SA Breweries.

 

Mr. J. F. Coveney who came to Waikerie in 1929, sold the hotel to the South Australian Brewing Company in 1939. Mr. D. K. Cook became the new Licensee.

 

The idea of a community owned hotel was first proposed in 1909 but unfortunately, it was not until the 1960’s that a delegation from the Waikerie Club secured a free-hold lease and the hotel became a community run facility.

 

 

Becoming an incorporated body in its own right in the mid eighties it was not until 1994 that the process to purchase the freehold entirely from SA Brewing was started and subsequently achieved in 1997.

 

In June 2002, as members of public stood shoulder to shoulder beside distinguished and official guests, the opening of the new renovations at the Waikerie Hotel was true to form in that yes, it is a community hotel open to all.

 

In officially declaring the hotel open, Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson said, “I am delighted to see how the new decor of the Waikerie Hotel Motel reflects Waikerie’s Heritage, and I am very much looking forward to enjoying its hospitality. Besides looking wonderful, the Waikerie Hotel is a community hotel. This means it’s owned by the local community who I am told can enjoy its hospitality and benefit from the profits made, which will assist local sporting, arts and community organisations. I can comend the entire Waikerie Community on turning what was a dream into a reality.”

 

For all who attended the official opening of hotel by the Governor of South Australia, Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, they were reminded that this is in fact the high point of a journey that began ninety years ago.

ABOUT US

ACCOMMODATION

COMFORT & STYLE

ABOUT US

PACKAGES

GOLF PACKAGE

VENUE

CONTACT

HOTEL KING ROOM

 

Recently renovated rooms to a 4.5 star standard.

In the centre of town, within walking distance to the Murray River.

Ensuite bathrooms.
All rooms contain tea & coffee making facilities, fridge, Austar TV and reverse cycle air conditioning.

Breakfast available daily.

  • FLAT SCREEN TV
  • AUSTAR
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • REFRIGERATOR
  • TEA & COFFEE
  • INTERNET ACCESS

AMENITIES

 

MOTEL DOUBLE ROOM

 

In the centre of town, within walking distance to the Murray River.

 

Compact & comfortable rooms all tastefully decorated.

 

Ensuite bathrooms.

 

All rooms contain tea & coffee making facilities, fridge, Austar TV and reverse cycle airconditioning

Breakfastfast available daily

  • FLAT SCREEN TV
  • AUSTAR
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • REFRIGERATOR
  • TEA & COFFEE
  • INTERNET ACCESS

AMENITIES

 

DECOR

BIKE HIRE


HALF DAY (4 HOURS) $25  |   FULL DAY  $40   |   OVERNIGHT (2 DAYS) $60

 

 

PICNIC LUNCH FOR TWO  $40  -  Chicken Sandwiches, cake, fruit and juices.

*All hire includes a MERIDA Road Bike and Helmet, Basket Carrier, Baby Seat and Helment, MALE and FEMALE Bikes (must be 18 years of age). Subject to availability.

GOLF PACKAGE

WAIKERIE GOLF

PACKAGES

VENUE

CONTACT

Golf Package

2 Night's Accommodation at the Waikerie Hotel Motel

2 Hot Country Cooked Breakfasts

2 Rounds of Golf at Waikerie, Berri or Barmera Golf Course

(Golf course enquiries to be made direct with the Clubs)

From

ONLY

$179

Per Person Twin share

 

Single Supplement from $272

3 Star Motel Room $179 pp twin share/$272 single

4 Star Hotel Room $194 pp twin share/$302 single

Enquire Now!

ADDRESS

 

2 McCoy Street
Waikerie SA 5330

 

PHONE

 

Front Desk (08) 8541 2999

 

OSCAR'S BAR

BISTRO

GAMING ROOM

BOTTLESHOP

FUNCTIONS

The unique design bar space with an outdoor courtyard allows the simultaneous broadcast of a diverse range of sporting events through HD FOX Sports Channels, FOX Footy, ESPN, Fuel, Sky Racing One and Two, and local free to air HD channels. In addition to broadcasting AFL, NRL, Cricket, and National and International Soccer, the 2016 Super Bowl was a popular new addition to the live televised events.

We are the perfect destination in Waikerie, South Australia to experience a warm, urban dining experience with exceptionally friendly service. You will find our rustic menu filled with a wide selection of meals inspired by cuisines from around the world.

The use of effective lighting solutions and neutral tones create a warm, friendly, inviting ambience. With natural light in abundance creating a light and airy feel, the days of dark, dingy Gaming Rooms are long gone.

 

The hotel’s in-house music system allows for individual playlists to be played in the Gaming Room, rather than relying on a feed from other areas of the hotel.

With a strong product range, in-store promotions, exciting give-aways and value ads, the Bottle Shop team ensures they maximise the hotel’s potential as a retail outlet.

 

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