SA Weekender & Murray River Walk

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Experience Australia's greatest river

A 4 day 3 night journey into rivertime.

Guided walking through ancient red gum forests and spectacular floodplain wetlands.

Guided cruises on meandering creeks and the Murray River.

Experience nature and learn the stories of the Riverland Wetland of International Importance.

Be greeted at the completion of your day with a refreshing beverage at the campfire.

Check-in to your modern houseboat accommodation that moves to welcome you each day.

Relax and recharge with a foot dip in the river, a hot shower and a top deck spa.

Dine on 3 courses of superb Riverland cuisine - menus designed by a renowned native food chef.

Savour local brews, Riverland wine and cider, Riverland roasted coffee and local chocolate.

Sleep in comfort in your own room (queen or single bed configuration available) with superb river views.

The route is on private property. Access is exclusive to Murray River Walk.

Small group size

An intimate walking group of up to 10 people
Sharing the peaceful nature of the Murray River


Houseboat Accommodation

The houseboat moves each day to your daily walking destination. In the evenings, relax in the houseboat lounge and share stories with your fellow travellers

Murray River Walk

Immerse yourself in high value nature

Murray River Walk is a journey through the Riverland Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, renowned for its waterbirds, red gum forests and the nationally threatened Southern bell frog and the Regent parrot. Encounters with Red and Grey Kangaroos, emus, black swans and pelicans are common and 179 bird species have been recorded, including the spectacular Red-capped Robin and mischievous Fairywrens.

Managed environmental watering in the ephemeral wetlands on this landscape attracts thousands of waterfowl, spoonbills, ibis and egrets, and new water triggers a cacophony of frogs calling. Flowering Eucalypts, wattles and emu bush dwarf the pretty pink carpets of flowering “pigface”.

A fantastic four days! Very knowledgeable guides, great food, great scenery and great company. A trek not to be missed.
– Kym T, May 2017

Getting Here

Adelaide is the gateway to exploring regional South Australia.

The Murray River Walk starts in Renmark and is an easy 3.5 hour drive from Adelaide Airport or a 1.5 hour drive from Mildura Airport.

For self drive or private bus transfers, please view our transfer options servicing both Mildura and Adelaide.

You will meet your guides at the Renmark Hotel in Renmark- on a Monday morning, where you will start your journey. Secure car parking is provided.

Murray River Walk Information

The Itinerary - a 4 day 3 night journey

Day 1

Depart Renmark for spectacular Headings Cliffs on the Murray River.
14km walk, 15km creek cruise

Day 2

Depart Headings Cliffs for sunrise over the river valley and travel upstream towards Chowilla Creek, the largest anabranch system in South Australia.
14km walk, 5km cruise

Day 3

Depart for the Chowilla Environmental Regulator and Lock 6 on the way to majestic Queens Bend cliffs .
10- 12km walk, 5km cruise

Day 4

Cruise from Queens Bend cliffs to the SA/Victorian border and return to Renmark after lunch and a tour at Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery.
Cruise 35km

Murray River Walk Map


The Cruiser

Enjoy the scenery and wildlife in the comfort of our 12 seater “open air” catamaran cruiser. A stable, secure and quiet craft, navigated expertly by your guide through narrow winding creeks and the mighty Murray River.


Houseboat Facilities

Dine and relax each night aboard a modern comfortable houseboat configured with 5 rooms (each room sleeps a max of 2 people), 2 bathrooms with hot showers, a spacious lounge, modern kitchen and top deck area with spa and spectacular views. The boat moves each day to your daily walking destination.

All linen is provided. Leave your belongings in your room each day as the houseboat will travel to your daily walking destination.

Each night you will dine aboard the houseboat on a superb local menu designed by our consultant chef, renowned native food pioneer Andrew Fielke. We are happy to cater to any medical dietary requirements you may have.

Accommodation before or after Murray River Walk

We suggest staying at some of the best river front accommodation in the Riverland before or after the Murray River Walk.

A range of options all overlooking the Murray River in Renmark include:

Accommodation providers support Murray River Walkers with a special offer.

Stunning views from houseboat window

Easy Walking

Our walking pace is designed to relax you and allow you to enjoy the diverse river landscapes, the wildlife and the people you are walking with. There’s plenty of time to take photos and savour the view.

Local food and wine

A superb 3 course dinner paired with wine is a treat at the end of a day's walking. Local Riverland fare is the feature of a three course menu designed by renowned native food chef Andrew Fielke and prepared and served by your guides. We are happy to cater to any medical dietary requirements you may have, please notify at time of booking.

The Climate

Murray River Walk operates between May 1st and September 30th in the cooler autumn, winter and spring weather. Sunny days are typical in the Riverland during this period.

Mean maximum/minimum temperatures (degrees Celsius) are:

May (20/8), June (17/6), July (16/5), August (18/6), September (21/8)

The Terrain

Murray River Walk is an easy to moderate 40km walk - relatively flat with 2 gentle cliff climbs up and down a 40 metre rise.

Magnificent bird life on the murray river walk

What you need to bring

  • Hiking boots or hiking shoes, no sneakers.
  • Beanies, scarves and gloves for morning warmth.
  • Long light-weight trousers and gaiters for extra protection.
  • Thermal layers and polar fleece tops.
  • A rain jacket is essential to carry with you and will protect you from the wind when cruising.
  • Select your clothing based on our climate.

What we provide for you

  • Accommodation each night on a modern comfortable 10 berth houseboat.
  • Knowledgeable and capable guides.
  • A 34L Day Pack with good waist support, a 1Litre drinking water bottle and a walking pole for the duration of the walk.
  • There is ample room inside your pack for extra walking clothes and food.
  • A small thermos for hot drinks.
  • Lunch and on walk refreshments each day.
  • All food and beverages including a 3 course meal each night, breakfasts, lunches and snacks.
  • We cater for medical dietary requirements based on your advice at the time of booking.
  • Our guides carry a first aid kit, UHF Radios and a satellite phone.
  • Mobile phone reception is poor although mobile phone cameras can be charged on the houseboat.

Preparing for your walk

Murray River Walk is a relatively flat 40km walk over 3 days, ranging 12-14 km per day.

Make sure your hiking footwear is comfortable.

You should aim to be moderately fit by being able to walk 10km comfortably at one time at least 2 weeks before you walk with us.

A 5km walk once a week is good preparation for Murray River Walk.

You will carry on average 5kg each day, including your water, lunch and snacks.

River Murray Walk


Price for your 4 day adventure

Shared double room AUD$2,300pp

Single walker prepared to share a double room (same gender) AUD$2,300pp

Single walker preferring a non-shared double room AUD$2,300pp + 70%

Prices include GST and are current for the 2017/18 financial year.

Murray River Walk reviews its prices at the beginning of every walking season.

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We appreciated the depth of knowledge of the region and know much more now of the nuances of the River and its surroundings.
– Wendy W, August 2017


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Email: Murray River Walk

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