Discover the best of the mighty Murray River on foot and by boat on one of the Great Walks of Australia

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New availability for 2022
Availability May-Sept 2022
South Australia
From $2700 pp, twin share
4 Day Small Group Walk
Murray River National Park

Murray River Walk is a four day adventure set on Australia’s greatest river. In just 4 days you’ll discover landscapes rich in water birds, kangaroos and emus while walking and river cruising through an ancient land – staying each night on lodge style houseboat accommodation where you’ll dine on superb local food and wine against a backdrop of spectacular river cliffs.

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2Rates & Inclusions
Rates & Inclusions

From AUD$2700 pp (Tuesday departure); AUD$2900 pp (Monday departure)

  • Four days guided walking and wildlife spotting on the banks of the Murray River near Renmark
  • Modern houseboat accommodation for three nights
  • Pack free walking with experienced local guides to lead your walk
  • All meals showcasing local produce
  • All beverages including premium Riverland wines and beer
  • All sleeping linen/towel
  • Optional 34L daypack, water bottle and walking poles
  • Secure parking at the Renmark Hotel or optional transfer from Adelaide (at cost)
3Location & Access
Location & Access

Commences and ends in Renmark (South Australia)

Renmark is accessible by road from Adelaide (3 hour drive). You can self-drive or add a private transfer at cost.

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4Where You'll Sleep
Where You'll Sleep
5Day-by-Day Itinerary
Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1

After a safety briefing at Renmark Hotel, board the pontoon “cruiser” boat for a 14km cruise along the mighty Murray River to the start of your walk at Woolenook Bend. Discover the old horseshoe lagoons that are havens for waterbirds and learn about the site of the World War II internment camp during lunch on the riverbank. Cross the little creeks that feed the red gum forests and box woodlands and gently climb the sandy cliffs rising to a magnificent view of the vast Murray River floodplain. Later transfer to your houseboat accommodation in time for a hot spa and tasting plate with sunset drink, before sitting down to a 3 course dinner paired with local wines.

Included: L - D

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Day 2

Rise before the sun and walk a gentle slope to the rim of the Murray River valley for a spectacular sunrise. See colours appear and marvel at the journey route below before returning to the houseboat for a cooked breakfast. Depart again for the daily walk discovering Aboriginal canoe trees, giant red gum forests and small islands along leafy Amazon Creek.

Included: B - L - D

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Day 3

Awake to the mists on the water and enjoy a great coffee, local navel oranges and tasty breakfast followed by a briefing on the Murray Darling Basin and the management of its network of rivers which drain 14% of Australia. Today we cruise to Chowilla Creek to learn about environmental watering and new stewardship for the river, before setting off on our walk. You’ll walk along Chowilla Creek, restored wetlands and visit the proposed site of the 1960’s Chowilla Dam. In the afternoon we celebrate completing our walking journey from Queens Bend Cliffs before cruising to the houseboat as the late afternoon sun illuminates the red cliffs.

Included: B - L - D

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Day 4

After breakfast take a self-guided 2 km walk along the river, before cruising in the pontoon boat through Lock 6. Experience a gentle drop in the water level of 3 metres. Rejoining the houseboat downstream, you will cruise for 2 hours on the houseboat to the innovative Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery, set in a 100 year old shearing shed on the banks of the river. Enjoy a tour with the head brewer before sitting down with your guides to a fine barbecue, prepared by your guides before saying your farewells.

Included: B - L

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6Season & Departure Dates
Season & Departure Dates

May to September

Commences Mondays and Tuesdays

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