Experience Australia’s greatest river, The Murray in South Australia. Over 4 exhilarating days, explore its red-gum forests and wetlands on foot and by boat encountering wildlife, waterbirds and spectacular cliffs while discovering the stories of this ancient landscape. Dine and relax each night on floating houseboat accommodation.
The Murray River lies within the internationally recognised Riverland Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in South Australia. A combination of guided walking and peaceful cruising immerses you in this unique landscape, exploring the rich river heritage including Aboriginal culture, pastoralism and the intricate network of paddle-steamers, locks and weirs that operate within this fascinating river system. This is a wildlife spotters paradise, the wetlands area is renowned for its water birds, the endangered Southern bell frog and the handsome Regent parrot. Encounters with Red and Grey Kangaroos, emus, black swans and pelicans are a regular occurrence on the Murray River and 179 bird species have been recorded, including the elusive Red-capped Robin and mischievous Fairywrens.
All water transfers and the Day 4 return cruise from Bunyip Reach cliffs to Renmark are on a 12-seater catamaran cruiser which your guides will expertly navigate through more than 70km of tranquil waterways. At the end of each day's walking, you will be greeted with a beverage at the campfire before a 3-course dinner and a restful night in the comfort of a double room with superb river views on board your floating houseboat accommodation.
As well as all guided walking and cruising, your tour includes 3 nights' accommodation on board modern houseboat accommodation, all meals, Riverland roasted coffee and local chocolate.
A highly enjoyable and memorable way to learn about a complex ecosystem. Your highly knowledgeable and experienced guides will inspire you with their passion for the region, leaving you with memories of a beautiful and diverse wetland landscape.