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4-Day Guided Riverland Eco-Safari Tour

  • 4days
  • SA Riverland

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A very special 4-day Eco-Cruise on a Houseboat

Set on Australia's greatest river, this 4-day guided eco-adventure tour showcases the natural environment and diverse wildlife of the Riverland, with over 180 different bird species, kangaroos, emus, spectacular forests and ochre-coloured cliffs. Your tour includes walks with an Aboriginal ranger, canoeing along the tranquil backwaters of the river Murray, and a drive through dunes and lake for bird-watching.

Highlights: 

  • Spot koalas, kangaroos, brush-tailed possums, and identify frogs by their call
  • Admire the feats of migratory waders from the northern hemisphere and migratory Rainbow bee-eaters
  • Recharge on your luxurious houseboat with fresh lunches and superb river dining including local wines

Accommodation:

The houseboat is your floating  accommodation, moored in spectacular locations. Your bedroom windows offer stunning views of the river and you can watch from your bed as pelicans fly by. In the evenings, relax in the houseboat lounge and share stories with your fellow travellers as your guides prepare evening meals paired with local wines.

Murray River Safari tours operate on the houseboat High River which features ensuite bedrooms.

Included in the small group tour:

  • Expert local guides
  • Three night’s accommodation on a houseboat on the Murray River with ensuite bathroom
  • Secure parking at the Paringa marina
  • All meals 
  • All beverages including premium Riverland Wine & beer
  • All sleeping linen & 1 bath towel
  • A 34L Day pack
  • Walking poles available for walking sections
  • Personal Flotation Device for canoeing sections
  • Access to library of wildlife field guides

Not included in the tour:

  • Transfer between Adelaide and Renmark (available on request)
  • Anything not mentioned in 'included' 

Notes: 

  • Safari journeys depart from Paringa (5 minutes from Renmark) in the Riverland region of South Australia
  • Max 10 persons
  • This tour is not suitable for those with reduced mobility

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  • Day 1

    River cruise and guided walk

    Meet your guides at the Hotel Renmark conference room at 11:30am. Your guides will provide a brief introduction to the Murray River before you board our pontoon cruiser and begin a 25km cruise upstream though old growth redgum and red ochre-coloured cliffs that flank the river.

    You’ll start familiarising with river country with keen eyes scanning the tree line for koalas, whistling kites, and waterbirds. You’ll be welcomed to your luxurious houseboat accommodation where you’ll enjoy lunch and settle in before setting off on a cultural walk, through river country.

    The evening is spent on the houseboat admiring the cliff colours at sunset from the top deck or in the spa before your guides prepare a dinner paired with local wines to complete the day.

  • Day 2

    Sunrise experience, kayaking and houseboat cruising, Regent Parrots

    Rise before the sun to hear the birdsong and walk a gentle slope to the rim of the Murray River valley for a spectacular sunrise. Watch the vibrant colours of the river come to life, and spot busy Rainbow Bee Eaters catching insects.

    After Breakfast, meet your canoe guide for a morning paddle through peaceful creeks and billabongs lined by mighty red gums, rafting up occasionally to drift and listen. Quiet paddling is a great way to spot a goanna on a tree or a spectacular sacred kingfisher.

    Arriving back at the houseboat, you’ll start a two-hour houseboat cruise upstream to Chowilla Creek. As you cruise upstream, relax and enjoy the view as lunch is prepared by your guides.

    After lunch you’ll explore on foot the forests and wetlands at your new location watching and listening carefully for noisy flights of Regent Parrots. Retire early after a long day capped off with local fare.

  • Day 3

    Outback lakes tour and migratory waterbirds

    After an early breakfast, you’ll set off on a driving tour of the great ephemeral lake system on the outer floodplain where spectacular birdwatching includes migratory waders that have travelled from the northern hemisphere, thousands of ducks, pied stilts, red-necked avocets, spoonbills and musk ducks. Expect to see blue-bonnet parrots, emus and their chicks, and magnificent red kangaroos as we drive across country between the lakes.

    We return to find the houseboat in a new location opposite the spectacular Bunyip Reach Cliffs above lock 6.

  • Day 4

    Houseboat cruise through a river lock and farewell BBQ

    After breakfast and an optional stroll on the riverbank, we cruise leisurely down river and transfer through lock 6 on the way to our final mooring and departure point. We celebrate our experience over a BBQ lunch on the top deck, before farewelling the river and returning to the Hotel Renmark at 2pm.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 08 2024 Apr 11 2024 10 Single rooms AU$4,950
Double rooms AU$3,300
Apr 15 2024 Apr 18 2024 10 Single rooms AU$4,950
Double rooms AU$3,300
Oct 14 2024 Oct 17 2024 10 Single rooms AU$4,950
Double rooms AU$3,300
Oct 21 2024 Oct 24 2024 10 Single rooms AU$4,950
Double rooms AU$3,300
Oct 28 2024 Oct 31 2024 10 Single rooms AU$4,950
Double rooms AU$3,300
Nov 11 2024 Nov 14 2024 10 Single rooms AU$4,950
Double rooms AU$3,300
Nov 18 2024 Nov 21 2024 10 Single rooms AU$4,950
Double rooms AU$3,300
Nov 25 2024 Nov 28 2024 10 Single rooms AU$4,950
Double rooms AU$3,300

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