Our Story

Proud Riverland locals and passionate Murray River champions, Tony and Susie Sharley launched their award-winning Murray River Walk in 2016. Their family business started when Tony’s background in river management, wine tourism and eco-tourism created a determination to diversify the regional economy following the Millennium Drought. Their passion for creating world-class nature-based experiences on their own stretch of river in South Australia, has now grown to include two more exciting Murray River experiences – Murray River Safari and Murray River Escapes.

Now known as Murray River Trails – we are keen to share our immersive multi day river journeys with you, right here on one of the most beautiful sections of river country in South Australia.

Murray River Trails provides us with an opportunity to share the stories of Australia’s greatest river, the Murray; its remarkable journey, its Aboriginal culture, its wildlife and landscapes and its pioneers and innovators, inspiring environmental stewardship, fabulous local food and award winning Riverland wine. All combine to raise the profile of Australia’s greatest river.

We are passionate about where we live, and our guides look forward to sharing our stories with you.

Our Vision

Our Vision is for Murray River Trails to be known for providing “one of the best holidays you’ve ever had”, insightful and thought provoking, intensely beautiful, relaxing, and serene, generating loyalty to protect our Australian icon – the mighty Murray River.

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver with passion, an experience that enables you to discover the magic of the Murray River. We will do this by providing exceptional customer service and sharing stories about the river’s remarkable history, culture, nature, people, development, food and wine, environmental stewardship, challenges, and its exciting future.