Murray River Trails

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.

They offer three immersive multi day river tours, on one of the most beautiful sections of river country in South Australia. Tours are conducted in small groups, led by a passionate guiding team who love sharing their knowledge about the region.

Unique to Murray River Trails tours, luxury houseboat accommodation is at the centre of the experience, showcasing river spectacular scenery and opportunities for guests to experience houseboat cruising.

Tours available include a 4 day walking tour, a 3 day wildlife river safari or a tailored houseboat holiday where themes of nature, wildlife, wellness, food and wine run strong. All tours depart from Renmark, South Australia.

Learn 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.


From $2800 to $4950

Immerse yourself in four days of relaxed hiking along the Murray River in South Australia with overnight accommodation on a luxury houseboat.

Murray River Walk is for those wanting to connect to the river and who enjoy the wellness benefits of walking in nature.

Our passionate guides lead guests in small groups through diverse and beautiful landscapes, sharing stories of culture, history, and environmental stewardship on daily walks of up to 12km. Encounter diverse birdlife, kangaroos and emus.

Rejuvenate after each day’s walking on the luxury houseboat with a cooling foot-dip in the river or a hot spa on the top deck. Reflect on the days highlights over chef designed meals that showcase local food and award-winning Riverland wine.

Walking and sleeping alongside a mighty river, savouring local produce, encountering diverse flora and fauna, and learning from knowledgeable guides, make this a unique experience.

From May 2022 Murray River Trails introduces its new, purpose built houseboat which includes highly sought after, ensuite bedrooms.

The fully catered tours are available from May to September annually and depart from Renmark, South Australia.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $1750 to $2625

Immerse yourself in three days of relaxed river cruising and experience incredible wildlife diversity where Australia’s river oasis meets the outback.

With overnight accommodation on a luxury houseboat, Murray River Safari is for those who enjoy short trips such as guided walks, canoeing, an outback drive, and open boat cruising. A collection of small guided river tours enable you to encounter koalas, kangaroos, brush-tailed possums, and identify frogs by their call.

Recharge daily on the luxury houseboat with fresh lunches and superb river dining including award-winning Riverland wines. Enjoy a spa on the top deck and reflect on the days highlights, capturing the amazing sunset reflections.

Our guides help you connect with the river through the stories and participating in important citizen science programs. You’ll admire the feats of migratory waders from the northern hemisphere and migratory Rainbow bee-eaters on spectacular inland lakes.

From October 2022 Murray River Trails introduces its new, purpose-built houseboat which includes highly sought after, ensuite bedrooms on select tours.

The fully catered Murray River Safari tours are available from March to April and October to November annually and depart from Renmark, South Australia.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $1400 to $2250

Create magical memories with your families and friends while your guide moors your luxury houseboat in spectacular surrounds.

Murray River Escapes are for those seeking a houseboat experience with the planning taken care of. On this tour you can enjoy a new adventure each day when our guides collect you to experience the best of our regional food, wine, and nature.

Choosing from our most popular 4, 5 or 6 day itineraries, included are short trips such as guided walks, canoeing and wine, distillery and brewery tours and a local chef to come aboard and prepare a three course dinner.

Our Escapes itineraries have been designed specially to help you experience the river. Our relaxing schedule of activities include ample time for your group to spend time as you wish.

This is a self catered experience and is available from October to April annually.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $3800 to $5700

Experience one river, two contrasting landscapes, many stories.

This tour is a gentle river journey through the Australian outback to the Murray Mouth, which magnificently capturing the landscapes and wildlife diversity, linking the wetlands in the Riverland to the wetlands of the Lower Lakes and Coorong, where the Murray mouth opens to the Southern Ocean.

Meet Aboriginal elders and experience the Aboriginal dreaming and cultures along the river as you journey from Erawirung Country to Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park en route to the Coorong in the heart of the Ngarrindjeri Nation.

This tour is fully catered and includes accommodaiton on a luxury houseboat and lodge retreat, both with ensuite rooms.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $2300 to $3450

Experience the calming effect of time spent on a river, in quiet nature, immersed in tranquility.

A beautiful rejuvenating 3 day tour including spectacular river cruising, accommodation on a luxury houseboat with ensuite bathrooms, 2 early morning yoga classes on the top deck with stunning views.

Experience open pontoon boat drifting on the river, forest bathing, billabong kayaking, meditation, gentle bush walking and superb meals with special dietary needs catered for.

Our experienced Murray River Trails guides are joined by Wellness Expert and Founder of Big Heart Adventures, Lisa Murphy.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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