Parilla is named after an Aboriginal word meaning 'cold place'. It was surveyed in 1904 and proclaimed a town in 1907 but, like Lameroo and Pinnaroo, it came to life in 1906 with the arrival of the railway.
This Mallee area has both traditional and newer crops including potatoes, carrots, onions and olives.
Parilla is a great spot to take a break from travelling at the well appointed rest area. There is a children's playground nearby and also a hotel and general store for something to eat and drink.
A short walk to view the wall mural is a must.
Explore more of the Murraylands - one of South Australia's favourite aquatic playgrounds, with the mighty Murray River meandering through.
This is where you'll find your perfect houseboat holiday. There's nothing that quite compares to a holiday on a houseboat, cruising up and down the river at your leisure in your own floating hotel.
And the towns of the Murraylands have a relaxed, casual feel - the ideal place to spend a lazy afternoon in the sun after a day of watersports or fishing.
There are plenty of opportunities to go bushwalking, or enjoy an old-fashioned singalong by the fire at a camping site. And you'll find a range of accommodation options, great places to relax, shop and enjoy a drink at a local pub.
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Parilla: Where To Go / Sightseeing
Lameroo Golf Club
The golf course is situated within the town and boasts 18 watered greens and fairways which provide a pleasant country setting to enjoy your game of golf. The Clubhouse has restricted bar facilities and catering facilities are available. It has an Australian Course Rating of 67 with a length of 5,504 metres.
Lameroo, SA, 5302
Located 13.9K from Parilla
Dolly's Golden Raintree Craft and Heritage Centre
Dolly's Golden Raintree Craft and Heritage Centre combines a friendly craft shop and small museum.
The museum features lifestyle displays, a dunny collection, and interesting street, district and agricultural themes to surprise and delight you. The shop is well known for its quality local craft, Devonshire teas, souvenirs, baked goods and preserves, and friendly staff.
Nearby, you'll find Byrne Cottage, a furnished settlers' home of pug and pine, plus a history trail of railway and water items along the main street railway precinct. The Archive, with an extensive collection of displays, can also be visited on Wednesdays or other days by arrangement.
Dolly's is only two hours from Adelaide in Lameroo, an ideal place to stop and take a break. There's plenty of parking available and coach groups are welcome. The centre is also a Tourism Information Centre.
45 Chandos Terrace
Lameroo, SA, 5302
Located 14.2K from Parilla
Mallee Tourist And Heritage Centre
The Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre contains a number of different exhibits and displays which tell the stories of the Mallee. Visitors can explore the Gum Family collection of restored tractors, stationary engines, farm and household memorabilia and the Printing Museum which displays presses, equipment and letterpress type. The DA Wurfel Grain Collection exhibits different varieties of grain and there are also displays honouring the pioneer women of the district. The South Australia Dry project depicts the district's settlement and development through dioramas and interpretive panels and the Mallee Panorama of landscape scenes shows the different faces of the Mallee.
Railway Terrace South
Pinnaroo, SA, 5304
Located 22.4K from Parilla