‘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 TypesAdventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Nature and wildlife Walking and Biking Tours
MembershipAustralian Tourism Export Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
AccreditationAustralian Tourism Accreditation COVID Clean Practicing Business COVID Safe ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia EcoStar Accreditation
From $2700 to $4350
Murray River Walk is a 4 day, 3 night easy guided walking journey where you’ll experience the diverse nature and wildlife of the Murray River.
Your experienced guide will lead you in small groups through a diverse and beautiful landscape, sharing the history, culture and environmental challenges it faces. At night they become your chefs, delivering 3-course meals that showcase local produce and Riverland wine. Rejuvenate after each day’s walking with a cooling foot dip in the Murray River or a relaxing hot spa. The best part – seeing stars reflected on the water from your comfortable bed.
Each night you will rest on board a modern lodge-style houseboat that sleeps up to 10 people. You only need to unpack once as the houseboat cruises each day to your new walking destination.
Murray River Walk departs on Mondays and Tuesdays from May to September. The walking route is easy and covers a total 40 kilometres.
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Disabled AccessCarpark Family Friendly