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 journey where you will discover the magic of the Murray River, its stories and people.
Guided walking through ancient red gum forests and spectacular floodplain wetlands.
Gentle guided cruising on meandering creeks and the Murray River.
Experience nature and learn about the significance of the Riverland Wetland of International Importance.
Be greeted at the completion of your day with a refreshing beverage beside the campfire.
Check-in to your modern houseboat accommodation that moves to the walking destination daily.
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.
Sleep in comfort in your own room (queen or single bed configuration available) with superb river views.
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 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 from Renmark in the Riverland region of South Australia.
Depart Renmark with a morning cruise through meandering creeks and 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.
A gentle morning cruise tells the story of the SA/Victorian border before beginning the journey to Renmark after lunch and a tour at Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery.
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, renowned native food pioneer Andrew Fielke. We are happy to cater to any medical dietary requirements you may have.
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
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
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$2,300pp
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.