Murray River Escapes

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

‘Murray River Trails’ is a pioneering South Australian ecotourism company presenting a carefully crafted range of guided journeys that tell the story of a mighty river’s past, and project its bold innovative future.

Proud Riverland locals and Murray River advocates, Tony and Susie Sharley founded the company in 2016, and it was originally known as ‘Murray River Walk’. A background in river management, wine tourism and eco-tourism created a determination to protect and sustain the area, and to diversify its regional economy following the ‘millennium drought’. This was matched by an unwavering passion to share the wildlife, landscapes, produce, history, culture, and stories of Australia’s greatest river.

Today, Managing Director, Tony, and Marketing Director, Susie, assume hands-on management and guiding duties, alongside full time Operations Manager, Lauren Ward. Lauren, who has grown with the business since inception when she started as a guide, now oversees a team of 8 guides and 5 boat drivers.


Service Types

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Food and Wine Tours Nature and wildlife Walking and Biking Tours




Australian Tourism Export Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


Australian Tourism Accreditation COVID Clean Practicing Business COVID Safe ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia EcoStar Accreditation


From $150 to $1500

Murray River Escapes offer guided and tailored itineraries for private groups on a houseboat on Australia’s greatest river. We will work with you to create customised itineraries that incorporate nature and wildlife, food and wine and soft adventure experiences.

An experienced local guide will help you find the perfect nightly mooring site each day and is our way of sharing our immense knowledge of this river system.

Murray River Escapes is perfect for private groups ranging from 4 to 10 people.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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