Clock off and set your watch to river time
Stop wherever and whenever you want. Eat when you’re hungry. Drink when you’re thirsty. Sleep whenever you feel like it. That’s about as complicated as your itinerary needs to be in the Riverland. Find the magic, and some river time, in the Riverland.
Begin your Murray River adventure in one of our two river regions. From Murray Bridge, the “Murraylands” reaches north towards the Barossa. The “Riverland” begins west of Blanchetown and extends to the Victorian border.
The Murray River
The Murray River is around 130 million years old. For thousands of years, it and the Coorong were home to the Ngarrindjeri and Nganguraku people. European settlers arrived in the nineteenth century and used the river for transportation and irrigation.
Navigating the Murray River wouldn’t be possible without the series of locks and weirs dating back to the 1920s and 1930s. Six locks in South Australia are still in use today. We’ve also got 11 ferry crossings running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They’re free to use.
Cruise the river
Take a cruise on Australia’s largest inland paddle steamer, the P.S. Murray Princess and enjoy the abundant wildlife on the banks.
The Murray River is dotted with historic towns. When you need a break from houseboating, fishing, canoeing, swimming or water skiing, step ashore to enjoy some great country hospitality.
Sleep under the stars
Get close to nature and stay in the caravan parks at Mannum, Long Island, Berri and Renmark. Grab some good shoes, a swag and enjoy a trip "out bush". Sleep under the stars in one of the region's stunning conservation parks.
The bird life is enchanting. There are more than 300 species of waterbirds and thousands of migratory birds that live around the Murray River.
For more information about the Murray River, there are eight Visitor Information Centres around the region from Murray Bridge to Renmark. You’ll recognise them by the bright blue sign with the yellow “i”.
The Murray River, pack your swimming gear for some serious fun, adventure and relaxation.
Book your next holiday to the Murray River. Full of family fun, unique experiences, towering cliffs and native bushland, find out more and plan your trip with the Murray River Visitor Guide.
Find out more and plan your trip to the Murray River, Lakes & Coorong - the place to play or pause. Relax on a houseboat, explore the river and lakes in a kayak or canoe and see the amazing birdlife in the Coorong National Park.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
There are plenty of events on the Murray River. Here are some ideas you might like.