From its source in the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, the Murray flows 2520 kilometres to the Southern Ocean in South Australia - through the Riverland, down to Murray Bridge and onto the Lakes and Coorong.
Whether you want to relax on a leisurely houseboat holiday or explore Australia’s greatest waterway, the choice is yours. Experience Aboriginal culture and history, see wildlife up close or head into the Mallee scrub for an exhilarating four wheel drive (4WD) adventure. Explore the Murray River or Coorong in a canoe, then relax by the riverbank from the comfort of your houseboat or shack.
Just one hour’s drive from GLENELG and near other tourist regions, the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong is a popular escape for locals and visitors who come to indulge their love for water sports, the wilderness and wild adventures.
Whether captaining a five star houseboat, paddling a kayak or experiencing the grandeur and romance of a historic paddle steamer, you’ll be inspired by breathtaking scenery at every turn. Australia’s largest inland paddle steamer is the P.S. Murray Princess. Four storeys high and propelled by a paddlewheel, this is one of the finest ways to experience the Murray River. The Proud Mary is another beautiful vessel, offering everything from lunch cruises to five-day wildlife expeditions.
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