Renmark to Headings Cliffs
Meet your guides and fellow walkers at 7:30am at the Renmark Hotel to prepare yourselves before boarding the "pontoon cruiser" for a 15 km river cruise along the mighty Murray River to our morning tea location and the start of the walk.
Our destination today is spectacular Headings Cliffs on the Murray River where your houseboat accommodation is moored.
Explore red gum forest and black box woodlands of Woolenook Bend and discover the old river channels that are now havens for waterbirds. Stop at the site of the Woolenook Bend World War II internment camp for lunch. Admire the view of the river as we arrive at Headings Cliffs.
Distance - 14km walking and 15km cruising.
Image: Heading Cliffs
Headings Cliffs to Chowilla CreekOur destination is opposite the historic Chowilla Station shearing shed on the banks of the Murray River.
We arise early for a gentle climb up Headings Cliffs for a magnificent sunrise over the Murray River. Marvel at the geological layers in the cliffs formed by wind, oceans and freshwater lakes.
After sunrise, we descend for breakfast aboard the houseboat. Departing for our daily walk, we follow an ancient river oxbow to the present Murray River corridor for morning tea. Explore dense red gum forest on the way to lunch on the river bank, then follow the Amazon Creek through Little Hunchee Island before meeting the creek cruiser for a lovely afternoon river cruise to the houseboat, moored on the banks of the Murray River.
Distance - 14km walking and 5km cruising.
Image: Watching the sunrise over the river valley
Our destination is majestic Queens Bend cliffs above Lock 6.
We cruise via Chowilla Creek Environmental Regulator before beginning the walking on Monomon Island, part of the Chowilla Game Reserve.
Follow the meandering Chowilla Creek and walk along the proposed site of the 1960's Chowilla Dam. Explore the rejuvenated wetlands and water management structures on Chowilla. Today we lunch opposite the stunning Bunyip Reach cliffs.
After lunch we follow the rim of the valley to the historic site of the proposed 1960’s Chowilla Dam scheme before winding our way along the cliffs to Queens Bend lookout to celebrate a 40km journey. The late afternoon views of the river valley and a cruise along the base of the cliffs complete our 40km walking journey.
Distance - 10-12km walking, 5km cruising.
Image: Walk through the diverse floodplain environment
Queen's Bend Cliffs to Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery
After breakfast there is an optional 2 km self guided walk following the riverbank, before commencing our journey downstream to pass through Lock 6.
We continue downstream past the Chowilla Station Shearing Shed and onto the Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery for a tasty lunch, tour and a tasting of their brews.
We say our farewells after lunch as you depart for Renmark at 1:30pm to collect your vehicles by 2pm.
Distance - 35km cruising.
Image: Cruising on the Murray River past spectacular scenery