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Introductory to Moderate

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Activities
  • 3 days walking
Accommodation
  • 3 nights exclusive Houseboat
Meals
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 3 Breakfasts

4 Days$2700AUD

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Trip Code: MRW

Murray River Trip highlights


  • Murray River Walk is a trip of the Great Walks of Australia
  • Cruise the river on modern houseboat, taking you to your daily walking destination
  • Explore Australia's greatest river, The Murray
  • Encounter diverse wildlife and waterbirds along the river
  • Discover a rich river heritage
  • Climb the Headings cliffs for a magnificent sunrise over the Murray River

Enjoy four days walking through ancient red gum forests and spectacular floodplain wetlands with guided cruises on meandering creeks and the Murray River. Experience nature and learn the stories of the Riverland Wetland of International Importance while being greeted at the completion of your day with a refreshing beverage at the campfire. Each night you can relax and recharge with a foot dip in the river, a hot shower and a top deck spa before you dine on 3 courses of superb Riverland cuisine from a menu designed exclusively for us by a renowned native food chef. Savour local brews, Riverland wine and Riverland roasted coffee while surrounding yourself if the breathtaking wilderness of the Murray River both by foot and by houseboat.

Activities:

Itinerary

You will meet your guides at the Renmark Community Hotel 7.30am, where you will start your journey. Please ensure you have breakfast before departing your accommodation. Make your lunches and board the "cruiser" for a 14km creek cruise to the start of the walk. Our destination today is spectacular Headings Cliffs on the Murray River where your houseboat accommodation is moored. Discover the old horseshoe lagoons that are havens for waterbirds and learn about the site of the World War II internment camp during lunch on the riverbank. Cross the little creeks that feed the red gum forests and box woodlands and gently climb the sandy cliffs covered in native pine and native lilies, rising to a magnificent view of the vast Murray River floodplain. A short transfer across the river in the cruiser and you have arrived at your destination. Distance - 12km cruising and 12km walking.

Meals:  L,D

Our destination is opposite the historic Chowilla Station Shearing Shed. Arise before the sun and walk a gentle slope to the rim of the Murray River valley for a spectacular sunrise over the valley. Marvel at the geological layers in the cliffs formed by wind, ocean, freshwater lakes and the river. Return to the houseboat for breakfast, then load your packs and depart for a wonderful day discovering Aboriginal canoe trees, dense red gum forests and small islands along the leafy Amazon Creek. Kangaroos and emus will interrupt you along the way as you finish in an old growth Box Forest where you’ll forage some saltbush leaves to flavour tomorrow’s breakfast. Cruise to your evening destination opposite Chowilla shearing shed. Distance - 10km cruising, 14km walking.

Meals:  B,L,D

Our destination is the bright red cliffs of Bunyip Reach above Lock 6. Breakfast is followed by a briefing on the Murray Darling Basin before cruising to the Chowilla Creek Environmental Regulator to learn about environmental watering and new stewardship for the river. Walk along beautiful meandering Chowilla Creek and visit the proposed site of the 1960’s Chowilla Dam. Restored wetlands and waterbirds will inspire you and after lunch we traverse Bunyip Reach cliffs and capture the beauty of this landscape on route to Queens Bend Cliffs where we celebrate completing our walking journey. We cruise home to our houseboat as the late afternoon sun illuminates the cliffs. Distance - 18km cruising, 12km walking.

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast enjoy an optional 2km self guided walk along the river,, before we all cruise together through Lock 6 and experience the fall in river level. We continue cruising downstream enjoying fresh coffee and cake for morning tea reflecting on our experience, marvelling at the riverscapes we’ve just walked along, before arriving at historic Wilkadene Woolshed and its innovative micro-brewery. Enjoy a tour with the head brewer before sitting down with your guides to a fine barbecue. After lunch we say our farewells and transfer by vehicle back to Renmark for arrival at 2.00pm. Distance - 23km cruising, 2km walking.

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation aboard exclusive houseboat (shared bathrooms)
  • 4 days fully guided walking with 2 professional guides
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, and drinks
  • Use of a 34L day pack for the trip
  • Use of 1L water bottle for trip duration
  • Use of walking poles
  • Use of a small thermos
  • Group first aid kit
  • Emergency communication satellite phone
  • Hand sanitiser

  • Travel to and from Renmark
  • Accommodation before or after trip
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance

Accommodation


Suitability

Introductory to Moderate

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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 introductory to moderate walk with relatively flat terrain, with 2 gentle cliff climbs up and down a 40 metre rise. You'll walk 40km over 4 days.


Departure dates


Notes

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Surcharge
DN1
The boats on Monday departures in 2022 have ensuite bathrooms. A supplement applies

Total Priceper person from

$2700AUD

Options & Supplements*
  • Ensuite Supplement - applies on Monday 2022 departuresAUD$200
  • Single Supplement for entire cabin 2021AUD$1250
  • Single Supplement for entire cabin 2022 - Tuesday departuresAUD$1350
  • Single Supplement for entire cabin 2022 - Monday departuresAUD$1450
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Murray River Walk trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.