Berri Strengthens its Best Grey Nomad Experience Claim

A community-owned Riverlands tourism operator is celebrating after being named as a finalist in the national Grey Nomad Awards for the third consecutive year.

Further strengthening their position, this year the Berri Riverside Holiday Park has also been shortlisted in a second category.

The park, owned by the Berri War Memorial Community Centre Inc, has been shortlisted in the 2021 Best Grey Nomad Community Stay category as well as the Best Grey Nomad Large Caravan Park category after proving to tourism leaders that it continues to provide an exceptional experience for visitors aged over 50.

Awards Director, Kim Morgan, said the Grey Nomad Awards shine a light on regional Australia by rewarding organisations and destinations that cater in an exemplary way to mature age visitors.

“In this way, the Awards are fostering a better lifestyle for over 50s by providing verified information that will guide their decisions on where to travel safely in 2022, where to stay and what to experience along the way,” she said.

She said that the ongoing uncertainty that faced tourism businesses throughout last year made it especially challenging for them to face each day with confidence and the unwavering customer focus that is necessary to be recognised in these Grey Nomad Awards.

“This means we especially want to acknowledge the tremendous commitment that the Berri Riverside Holiday Park and other finalists demonstrated this past year,” Ms Morgan said.

The Grey Nomad Awards are judged by mature-age tourism professionals, some of whom have experienced the grey nomad lifestyle personally, adding weight to the Berri Riverside Holiday Park’s success as a finalist.

The Berri Riverside Holiday Park is located within the SA Riverland region a mere two-and-a- half-hour drive from Adelaide. Named because it straddles and wraps itself around the mighty Murray River, the holiday park gives visitors many opportunities to relax and embrace what the locals fondly call “river time”. Stand-alone features of the park include weekly pizza nights, a kiosk café, a custom-built mini golf course, resort-style pools and its own cruising restaurant in addition to beautifully manicured sites.

The judges congratulated the Berri Riverside Holiday Park staff on a successful year of operation despite the hurdles, saying “there is so much to admire about this Park and we really love that there is emphasis on multi-generational facilities, accommodation options and gatherings that encourage grey nomads to connect not just with other visitors, but also members of the local Berri community. That’s unique!”

Winners in all 11 categories will be announced on Friday 4 March during an online celebration.

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