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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.