A Houseboat Hire holiday with Quality Houseboats on the Murray River in the Riverand is wonderful any time of the year - Winter is a great time to enjoy an open fire on the riverbank, toasting marshmellows and enjoying local wine. The Christmas holiday bookings are filling fast, book now to avoid disappointment !!
The Murray River is a true river nature retreat. Right now the Murray River is looking fantastic due to the high flows that came into South Australia from interstate at the start of the year, resulting in a wonderful healthy river. There is an overall improvement in the river environment and it had a good "flushing" out, with a influx of bird life, frogs, animals and yabbies !! Great for nature lovers and photographers.
When it comes to a Murray River cruise in South Australia, the right houseboat hire in the Riverland can make all of the difference for your adventure so you can truly relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery and amazing reflections on the water. Discover the magnificent cliffs, prolific bird and wildlife and stunning sunsets and sunrises. The best part about houseboating in the Riverland is that there are so many locations to pull up and relax and gaze at the stars from the top deck at night time.
With Quality Houseboats, you and your guests can hire a houseboat and cruise the Murray River in complete comfort, having an unforgettable experience, enjoying the luxury of a separate ensuite bathroom for each queen sized bedroom.
We are a member of the Houseboat Hirers Association, The Boating Industry Australia and the South Australian Tourism Commission
Quality Houseboats have been inducted into the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame after winning the award for Unique Accommodation 3 years in a row.
Murray Meanderer and Murray Entertainer are moored at Foxtale Marina at Morgan in South Australia, between Blanchetown and Waikerie, under a 2 hour drive from Adelaide South Australia, and only two and a half hours drive from Mildura, Victoria. Morgan is known across Australia as the ‘Key To The Riverland’ and is famed for its wine and nut growing regions. Morgan offers the best of all worlds when it comes to Murray River house boating. The river around Morgan is regarded amongst the most picturesque and secluded with many sandy beaches.
Morgan on average has more sunny days than the Gold Coast !!
A wonderful 4 hour cruise upstream from Morgan brings you to the famous Caudo Vineyard. This is the perfect destination to pull up on their bank and sample some of their local produce, visit their cellar door, even get a vineyard tour. The vast lawned area provides the perfect setting on the river bank to enjoy a bottle of wine or two ( please keep well clear of their pontoon ) Bookings are essential so please contact Jasmine at Caudo Vineyard Cellar Door on 0418 715 661 before you arrive to ensure you have an amazing visit. Caudo Vineyard are open Tuesday to Sunday 10.30-5. You must call ahead to make sure there are no weddings or private functions on to avoid disappointment! Houseboats must move on after 5pm. They can tie up past the creek which is just upstream of the large gumtree at the river edge. They cannot stay overnight unless with prior permission.
Caudo Vineyard also have bagged ice for sale.
Check them out at https://caudovineyard.com.au/
The Riverland has 5 fantastic golf courses, Waikerie, Bamera, Loxton, Berri and Renmark. Waikerie is the closest course to Morgan. It has large elevated greens surrounded by grassy mounds and hollows this challenging course is bunker free. It is a Par 72, 6100m. Check them out at http://www.golflink.com.au/news/golf-magazine/2015/09/riverlands-underrated-courses.aspx
Murray Explorer is moored at Paringa above Lock 5, just out of Renmark in the heart of the Riverland, so there is always plenty of water. Renmark and Paringa boast some of the best natural beauty of the Murray River. Paringa is only a 3 hour drive from Adelaide and a wonderful part of the Murray River to explore. Murray Explorer has stairs for easy access to the gas heated spa and upstairs outdoor dining area. Paringa is from an Aboriginal word meaning "big bend in the river". The Paringa Suspension Bridge was opened in 1927 and is only one of five spanning the Murray River in South Australia. You travel under it when leaving the marina, a great way to start your holiday !