Murray River Walk, a 4 day and 3 night guided journey that reveals a mighty river’s past and its innovative future, where each day your houseboat accommodation cruises to your daily walking destination.
Our guides are the heart and soul of the walking experience, sharing with you interesting stories of the Murray River from the time of Charles Sturt's expeditions to new stewardship of the river environment.
A 4 day 3 night guided walking and gentle cruising experience through ancient red gum forests and spectacular floodplain wetlands. You will experience nature and learn about the significance of the surrounding environment. Relax and recharge with a foot soak in the river, a hot shower and a top deck spa. Dine on 3 courses of superb local Riverland produce with menu designed by a renowned native food chef, Andrew Fielke.
Access to the walking route is exclusive to Murray River Walk.
An intimate walking group of up to 10 people enabling sharing of the peaceful nature of the Murray River.
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 is 1 of 12 of the Great Walks of Australia
where friendly & knowledgeable guides and exclusive access to river landscapes in high value conservation areas are ensured.
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”.
Our journeys depart weekly from Renmark in the Riverland region of South Australia from May through until September.
Depart Renmark with a morning cruise along the Murray River. Begin your walking journey and discover the varying ecosystems of the floodplain. Complete the day by watching sunset ignite the ochre coloured cliffs.
Experience sunrise over the river valley with an optional pre-dawn walk. Following an oxbow, view waterbirds and kangaroos in the morning light before walking through a red gum forest.
Discover the Chowilla Environmental
Regulator and learn about the emergence of new river stewardship programs. Celebrate completing the walking leg of the journey.
Begin with an optional self-guided walk before taking the journey to the Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery for a tour and tasting followed by lunch.
Enjoy the scenery and wildlife in the comfort of our 12 seater “open air” pontoon cruiser. A stable, secure and quiet craft, navigated expertly by your guide through narrow winding creeks and the mighty Murray River.
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, Andrew Fielke.
We cater to special dietary requirements.
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:
Select accommodation providers support Murray River Walkers with a special offer.
Our walking pace is designed to allow you to enjoy the diverse river landscapes, wildlife and the people you are walking with. There’s plenty of time to take photos and savour the view.
Murray River Walk is an easy to moderate 40km walk with relatively flat terrain with 2 gentle cliff climbs up and down a 40 metre rise. Walking poles are available to guests.
To help you prepare for your Murray River Walk we have created a helpful packing list outlining what you should bring for a comfortable walking journey.
We have also included information on climate conditions and what is provided for you during your walk.
You can view or download and print the document by clicking on the link below.
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)
Shared double room AUD$2,500pp
Single walker prepared to share a double room (same gender) AUD$2,500pp
Single walker preferring a non-shared double room AUD$2,500pp + 70%
Prices include GST and are current for the 2018/19 financial year.
Murray River Walk reviews its prices at the beginning of every walking season.