Murray River Trails

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Murray River Trails is a multi-award winning tour operator and has won the South Australian Tourism Awards Ecotourism category over 5 consecutive years, has been inducted into the South Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame twice and in 2022 awarded the Premier’s Award for Service Excellence.

Creating immersive multiday tours for groups of up to 10 with sustainability front of mind, they showcase one of the most picturesque stretches of Australia’s longest river. Operating just outside of Renmark South Australian within the Riverland Ramsar wetlands and in the Chowilla Floodplain Icon site their guided journeys tell the story of the rivers history while discovering the plants and wildlife in this inland oasis.

Your accommodation while on tour is the newly constructed eco-houseboat.

Tours available include a 4 day walking tour which operates in the cooler months of the year, and a 4 day wildlife river safari in the shoulder seasons which includes short walks, easy kayaking, river cruising, and outback lake driving safari.

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.

Services

From $3300 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.

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

Tours departing on Mondays will be on board our luxury houseboat with ensuite rooms.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $3300 to $4950

Immerse yourself in four 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, emus, and many of the 180 species of birds that call this region home.

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. Learn about the pioneering years of paddle steamer trade in the inland as well as ancient cultures predating them by thousands of years. You’ll admire the feats of migratory waders from the northern hemisphere and migratory Rainbow bee-eaters on spectacular inland lakes.

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 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 in December, January and February annually.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $4300 to $6450

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 accommodation on a luxury houseboat and lodge retreat, both with ensuite rooms.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $2300 to $3450

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

Wellness on Water is a rejuvenating 3 day retreat which includes a suite of gentle activities aiming to connect you to the river and to yourself.

Practice mindfulness through relaxing river cruising, morning yoga classes on the upper deck with stunning views and canoeing along quiet creeks.

A luxury houseboat with ensuite bathrooms provides eco-conscious accommodation powered by solar and leaving no trace on the environment.

This retreat includes all meals and beverages with a focus on wholefoods with gluten free and vegan options available. If you’re seeking a digital detox, this is the retreat for you with low phone signal and no Wi-Fi.

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

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking

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