Murray River Walk

We exist to help our guests discover the magic of the Murray River.

Proudly we have been accepted into the Great Walks of Australia collective in recognition of the experiences that our knowledgeable and passionate Guides deliver in a truly remarkable natural environment, where enough time is spent to immerse oneself in discovering the magic of Australia’s greatest river.

Murray River Walk holds Advanced Ecotourism Certification from Ecotourism Australia which demonstrates our commitment to best practice interpretation, environmental care and minimal impact walking and cruising.

Murray River Walk is designed to tread lightly with small groups up to 10 people per walk, to share the river during the cooler months when the river is most peaceful, and to respect the Aboriginal peoples who first inhabited the river country.

We will help you understand how the river was formed, its challenges today and help you identify the plants and animals that depend on a healthy river system.

Accreditation & Memberships

Murray River Walk is a member of the Great Walks of Australia family, a collection of the most outstanding multi-day walking journeys in Australia.

We holds Advanced Ecotourism Certification through Ecotourism Australia and we are an Australian Accredited Tourism Business.

We celebrate the new stewardship of best practice irrigation and environmental watering that produces internationally renowned local wine and food, whilst protecting nature and nurturing our local tourism economy.

We want you to feel good about yourself by reaching a new wellbeing based on physical achievement, relaxation and new insight.

Our company vision is to broaden the economic diversity of the Riverland region and South Australia by strengthening our regional brand and creating greater pride in our regional tourism assets, so that our community is more resilient when future challenges arise.

Our company — Luxury River Trails P/L — is new. All of our staff give generously to their community and the tourism industry, and in time, we will commit further resources to support the environment and sustainable tourism along the Murray River.

Tourism Awards

2018 Winner South Australian Tourism Award - Ecotourism

2017 Winner South Australian Tourism Award - Ecotourism

2017 Silver Australian Tourism Award - Ecotourism



This has been an amazing experience. The care we have been given by the guides was amazing. I thought I was coming for a walk but I have had a whole lesson on the environment, birds, animals, plants and the history of the Murray Darling Basin.
– Julie, September 2018


Murray River Walk Team

Tony Sharley
Tony Sharley
Managing Director and Guide

Tony Sharley is the creator of Murray River Walk, inspired by the magic of the Murray River and a career living and working on rivers. Tony grew up on the Murray River at Renmark. His passion for rivers led to a career working on the Molonglo and Thredbo Rivers in NSW, the Alligator Rivers Region in Kakadu National Park and on the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin.

He and his family returned to Renmark in 1995 where he led the process of restoring the Banrock Station wetlands and designing the Banrock Station Boardwalk Trail which has been walked by thousands of nature, food and wine lovers.

Murray River Walk provides an opportunity for Tony to share the stories of the Murray River, its challenges, its inspiring future, its wildlife, and its fabulous food and wine — to raise the profile of Australia’s greatest river.

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Lauren Burdett
Operations Manager and Guide

Lauren Burdett studied Natural Resources Management at Adelaide University. Moving to the Riverland after her studies, she worked for the Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources for many years.

Lauren has a great passion for the Murray River and encouraging people to explore the Riverland like a local.

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Cass Marousopoulos

Spending much of her childhood on the shores of Lake Bonney in Barmera, Cass fell in love with the Riverland and the many outdoor activities to be had.

A keen canoeist, she has explored through the creek systems of the Chowilla Game Reserve and is very familiar with the region. Cass’s passion for sharing nature with our guests is evident throughout the walk.

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Heather McNaughton

Heather's passion for travel, adventure and the outdoors is hard to hide. Her enthusiasm while guiding is shared through her interpretation of the environment and her past experiences.

Heather lived for ten years on Calperum Station (a property you walk through) making her very familiar with the landscape, flora and fauna seen on the Walk.

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Annabelle Schuttloffel

A childhood spent in the Flinders Rangers sparked Annabelle's love for nature and bush walking. Her favourite adventures so far have been trekking in Nepal and tramping in New Zealand.

Come Work With Us

Guiding for Murray River Walk is a unique opportunity to work in an amazing part of South Australia and to meet people from around the world.
Murray River Walk guides are at the heart of the magical experience we offer.

Guiding is a challenging job, requiring high levels of responsibility and accountability.
You must be able to work in an open, cooperative team manner with your fellow guides to achieve high levels of guest satisfaction.

We welcome your expression of interest to outlining your experience and/or
capability against the criteria contained in the following document - Consider Guiding for Murray River Walk.


Murray River Walk Suppliers

Murray River Walk sources all of its food, wine and beverages from the Riverland or South Australia.

Murray River Walk works with Riverland businesses wherever possible to enable our business to operate professionally and efficiently.

Some of our valued local Riverland suppliers:

919 WinesAlex Russell WinesAlmondco Almond Hut
Angove Family Winemakers
Arrosto CoffeeAustralian Native Bushfoods
Bassham Wines
Singing Magpie ProduceMallee Estate Wines
Mallee Caper CoMuller's MeatsWilkadene Woolshed Brewery
Creative NativeRicca Terra FarmsWhistling Kite Wines
Toolunka Creek OlivesNiche Fruits

The Great Walks of Australia Collective

Great Walks of Australia is an exclusive collection of some of the best walking experiences Australia has to offer. Each of these independently owned and guided walking experiences is unique and together covers some of Australia’s most iconic landscapes – from the untamed Tasmanian wilderness to the rugged Victorian coastline; to the ancient volcanic plateaus of Queensland and the magnificent outback of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Great Walks of Australia (GWOA) currently features twelve multi day adventures offering unparalleled experiences. The journeys are led by expert guides with a deep understanding of the environment who help to bring alive the culture, nature and history of each destination along the way. Small intimate group departures, exclusive accommodation and outstanding food and wine combine remote wilderness locations with the ultimate in luxury walking holidays.

Discover the full collective by visiting the GWoA website and while you are there, sign up to their newsletter to keep up with news from the trails. You can also request a hard copy of the Great Walks of Australia brochure here.


Our Committment to Sustainable Tourism

Murray River Walk has the highest level of Ecotourism Australia Certification possible– Advanced Ecotourism – demonstrating that we are committed to achieving best practice, using resources wisely, contributing to conserving the environment and helping local communities.

Our guests can feel confident that the experience we provide has a minimal impact on the environment and that they will learn about the environment in which they are exploring with their guides.

Murray River Walk supports local conservation projects at Calperum Station (Australian Landscapes Trust), Murtho Forest Reserve and the Chowilla Floodplain Icon Site. We are passionate advocates for a healthy Murray River and our aim is to help our guests connect to this iconic part of Australia.


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