Murray River Magic

Guided - 4 Days/3 Nights

This four day/three night walk is based on a houseboat on the Murray River in South Australia.
Walking is on specially researched routes along the river, creeks, wetlands, and lagoons, through ancient red gum forests with the odd climb up the spectacular red cliffs. The birdlife is astounding and there is plenty of wildlife, such as foxes, emus, kangaroos and koalas to spot. After the day’s walk, guests relax on the comfortable houseboat and enjoy the best of regional gourmet food and wine inspired by local produce and ingredients. Kangaroo ‘Osso Bucco’ and Yabbie Bisque are some highlights of the menus.

Highlights:

- The Walk has exclusive access to private property and conservancy areas with specially researched routes along the river, creeks, lagoons,

- Astounding birdlife and plenty of wildlife, such as foxes, emus, kangaroos and koalas.

- Naturalist guides are remarkable in their knowledge of the flora and fauna, history of the area and interpretation of the precious ecosystem of the Murray River Basin.

- Accommodation on a comfortable houseboat in remote locations on the river

- Excellent regional gourmet food and wine

Your Journey

Day 1 (Sunday/Monday)

Arrive Renmark – guests need to book a pre-tour night’s accommodation.

Day 2 (Monday / Tuesday)

At 7.30 am meet your Murray River Walk guides for a briefing before boarding the “creek cruiser” for a 15km creek cruise through the Ral Ral Creek and the Bulyong Creek to our morning tea location and the start of the walk. Our destination today is spectacular Heading Cliffs on the Murray River where your houseboat accommodation is moored.
Distance – 14km walking and 15km cruising

Day 3 (Tuesday / Wednesday) HEADING CLIFFS TO CHOWILLA CREEK

Our destination is opposite the historic Chowilla Station shearing shed on the banks of the Murray River.
We rise early for a gentle climb up Heading Cliffs for a magnificent sunrise over the Murray River.
Today’s walk follows an ancient river oxbow to the present Murray River corridor for morning tea. Explore dense red gum forest on the way to lunch on the river bank, then follow the Amazon Creek through Little Hunchee Island before meeting the creek cruiser for a lovely afternoon river cruise back to the houseboat.
Distance – 14km walking and 5km cruising

Day 4 (Wednesday / Thursday) CHOWILLA CREEK TO QUEEN’S BEND CLIFFS

From Bunyip Reach start today’s walk following the meandering Murray River. Explore the rejuvenated wetlands and water managements structures on Bunyip Reach.
After lunch follow the rim of the valley to the historic site of the proposed 1960’s Chowilla Dam scheme before winding our way along the cliffs to Queens Bend lookout.
The late afternoon views of the river valley and a cruise along the base of the cliffs complete our 40km walking journey.
Distance – 10-12km walking and 5km cruising

Day 5 (Thursday / Friday) QUEEN’S BEND CLIFFS to WILKADENE WOOLSHED BREWERY

After breakfast board the cruiser for a short journey to Border Cliffs and the South Australian/Victorian border, passing the historic Customs House, before commencing our journey downstream to pass through Lock 6. We continue downstream past the Chowilla Station Shearing Shed and onto the Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery for a tasty lunch, tour and a brew. Return to Renmark at 1.30 pm

Client Comment

The opportunity to sample the local cuisine matched with similarly local South Australian wines was a major feature of this walk, eat, learn expedition along a special segment of the Murray River. The menu was developed by a chef with bush-cuisine knowledge, Andrew Fielke. To be presented with such a high level cuisine at the end of a day walking in the wilderness was most welcome, and the food wine matches were superb.”
Madeleine Calder Devonport, Auckland NZ

Terrain

Easy.

Meals

Full board.

Price

Please note that pricing is per person in Australian Dollars

2020:

AUD $2500 Share Twin/Double
AUD $4250 Single

Schedule

2020: Operate twice weekly May to September on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Trip Notes 2020

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A Walker’s World has been offering walking holidays in Europe and around the world since 1991.

  • Our experts Jill, Therese and Michele have over 65 years combined experience working within the travel industry.
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