The Murray

The Murray

The Murray - South Australia

The Murray River has long been a respected life source for Indigenous people and European settlers and is around 130 million years old. Today visitors have the opportunity to experience the romance and grandeur of cruising the majestic Murray on Australia's largest inland paddle steamer, the P.S Murray Princess. Take matters into your own hands and captain your own houseboat, docking when the urge presents itself to explore one of the towns peppered along the river or go bush and sleep under a canopy of stars in one of the region's magnificent conservation parks.

The Riverland town of Waikerie hosts an almost impenetrable screen of foliage with over a million fruit trees surrounding the town, making it the hub of the citrus and fruit industry in South Australia. Swan Reach is a fabulous destination for holidaymakers looking to unwind in a tranquil setting. Join a night tour and encounter the tallest rock faces along the length of the Murray, Big Bend, hosting a diverse range of flora, fauna and fossils thought to be up to 20 million years old.

Renmark invites visitors to marvel at the lush lands surrounding the town as it thrives with vineyards and orchards thanks to the first irrigation scheme to succeed in Australia back in 1887. Pinnaroo is ideal to base yourself for further exploration of the rare and mesmerising landscape of the Mallee and Karte Conservation Park.

Visitors will want for nothing in the largest town on the Murray River, with accommodation, restaurants, hotels, sporting and shopping facilities on the doorstep of this ideal holiday location. At over 150 years old, Mannum is one of the oldest town's on the Murray River.

The charming air of vigour and vitality of Loxton will not be lost on travellers. Known as the 'Garden City' of the Riverland the town is a prosperous centre of one of the most valuable agricultural and horticultural regions in South Australia. When visitors set their eyes on the 'Big Orange', on the outskirts of Berri, it becomes clear that you have entered the home of the country's largest orange juice company.

Pack a sense of adventure and have a perfect carnival of fun or on the other hand drop your watch in the river and immerse yourself in the simplicity of riverland time.