I would like to thank the team at Murray River Trails for their attention to detail piecing together a remarkable journey and a wonderful experience of wilderness, food, wine/brandy, and history of the Riverland. We loved it.
Lodge Style Accommodation
Your luxury houseboat accommodation is the base for your Escape. Each bedroom offers stunning views of the Murray River and has private ensuite bathrooms. The living area isopen plan with a spacious lounge and modern kitchen. The spacious top deck area has a spa with spectacular views and platform for stargazing the night skies.
Murray River Escapes tours operate on our new luxury houseboat High River and feature ensuite bedrooms.
Your luxury houseboat High River is equipped with a modern kitchen, comfortable dining and lounge areas, 6 bedrooms with ensuites, a swim deck and a top deck area with hot spa.
All linen is provided.
This is a self-catered experience and you will need to organise your food & beverages for the journey. Please let us know if you’d like some suggestions on how to plan for this. The houseboat has a generous fridge/freezer and an additional chest freezer on board.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are your tours wheelchair accessible?
Please contact our Reservations Team to discuss your special needs.
The walking routes, houseboats and vehicles are not suitable for wheelchair access.
However, we can make accommodations for guests who can walk, but with low mobility. These guests can skip the walking route and remain on the houseboat while the group go out walking.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
At the time of booking a tour, consider an appropriate level of travel insurance that includes COVID-19 cover. Please read the PDS and check the policy is right for you before making a purchase. Murray River Trails will not be held liable for any additional costs involved or for a partial refund of the tour costs if the tour is aborted or stopped by circumstances outside of our control.
Can we book an Escape without the activities?
Escapes can be booked without a schedule activities if there is availability – it becomes a houseboat holiday with driver included. We are happy to discuss this with you.
Can we make changes to the itinerary?
We are happy to discuss whether alterations to the itinerary can be made, however, please know that sometimes due to logistics and remote location, not all requests can be fulfilled.
What does the experienced local guide do?
The experienced local guide will navigate the houseboat under the Paringa Bridge, along the river channel and moor the houseboat in the best locations. They will also help you interpret the landscape and share knowledge of the river system. Your guide won’t be with you all the time, only for houseboat cruising and scheduled activities.
Can I drive the houseboat?
Under the direct supervision of our guide, and if weather conditions allow, you may be able to take the helm.
Can you arrange canoe hire?
We will provide up to 2 canoes on request, which is the maximum number that can be stored on the houseboat.
Can we hire powered boats as well?
Not from us at this current time. But please contact Renmark Boat Hire to discuss your powered boat needs. They have a range of boats available for hire from comfortable pontoon cruisers to dinghys and ski boats.
If you would like more information about our popular 3, 4 or 5 night Escape itineraries, or you would like to check available dates, please complete the form below and we will be in touch soon to help you start planning your Murray River Escape.