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 accommodation is a houseboat that sleeps up to 10 guests.
Houseboats provide spectacular views of the river from every angle.
Your houseboat is equipped with a modern kitchen, comfortable dining and lounge areas, 2 bathrooms with hot showers, 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. You can decide whether you’d like the houseboat to cruise to a new destination each day. The houseboat has a generous fridge/freezer and an additional chest freezer on board.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the experienced local guide do?
The experienced local guide will assist you moor the houseboat in the best locations, interpret the landscape, and share knowledge of the river system. They can also deliver any food items you may have run out of or forgotten (within reason).
What if we have an emergency on Board?
If there is health related emergency we are contactable 24/7. Prior to departure we will discuss an Emergency Response Plan with you.
Can I drive the houseboat?
Yes, under the supervision of our experience local guide.
Can you arrange canoe hire?
We can provide up to 2 double canoes included in the package price at your request. We would also encourage you to consider our guided canoeing activity where the whole group can explore the scenic Woolenook Bend backwaters.
Can we hire powered boats as well?
Please discuss your requirements with us.
For Escapes On and Off the River, do we have to schedule activities for every day?
No, it is your holiday and you can choose how much activity you’d like to include. A day spent simply relaxing on the houseboat is a day well spent.
This is a new experience that is open for bookings, with private group departures from March to November.
If you would like to know more about this experience or would like to begin creating your holiday itinerary, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch soon to help you start planning your Murray River Escape.