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Mighty Murray Way: Murray River road trip

Follow one of the world’s longest rivers through its ever-changing landscapes from the Riverland to the Murray Mouth.

Follow the journey of Australia’s longest river

The Murray River flows more than 2500 kilometres from the Snowy Mountains to the Southern Ocean in South Australia. Discover the Mighty Murray Way and follow the laid back rhythm of one of the world’s longest rivers. Uncover the lifeblood of industry, nature and lifestyle that is the Murray River.


Through its changing landscapes from the Riverland to the Murray Mouth, discover stunning scenery and see how life has evolved along the river in the past two hundred years – from shearing sheds to microbreweries, to riverboats and cruises.
The Mighty Murray Way is the perfect route for families featuring adventure parks, canoe and bike trails and the largest open range zoo in Australia at Monarto. Download the Mighty Murray Way road trip map and let the fun begin.

Murray River houseboat holiday

Follow the journey of Australia's longest river, the Murray River.

Mighty Murray Way road trip map

Mighty Murray Way road trip map

Download the Mighty Murray Way road trip map with must-do stops and experiences.

Houseboating in the Riverland

Riverland visitor information

Discover more about the Murray River and Riverland on the Destination Riverland website.

Caurnamont, Murray River

Murray River, Lakes and Coorong 

Find visitor information on the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong tourism website. 

Swimming in the Murray River

Murray River on Instagram

Discover more amazing river and wildlife photos from the #MurrayRiver on Instagram.

Unforgettable Houseboating in the Riverland

Where to stay in the Riverland

From houseboats to luxury apartments, the Riverland has accommodation to suit all tastes.

Houseboating on the Murray River

Murray River cruises

Explore the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region on a relaxing river cruise.

Mighty Murray Way road trip highlights: 

Renmark. Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery is located in historic 100-year-old shearing sheds with stunning views of the river. Enjoy a cuppa in Australia's largest rose garden, Ruston's Roses. Rent a kayak and explore the riverbanks from the water. Stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables from the road side stalls.


Renmark to Loxton - 30 minutes. Pick up some snacks at Almondco before letting the kids run wild at Monash Adventure Playground. Try the fortified wines at 919 Wines, pick up some locally made products at Bella Lavender Estate and camp under the stars in the Murray River National Park. Enjoy wine, food and nature at the Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre.


Waikerie to Swan Reach via Morgan - 2 hours. Stop at Caudo Vineyard Cellar Door which is only metres from the Murray River. The Morgan Historic Port charts early life in the area. Take a Big Bend by Night tour to see the river's amazing nocturnal wildlife. Walkers Flat cliffs are a must-see. 

Swan Reach to Goolwa - 2 hours. The Mannum Dock Museum and PS Marion restored riverboat give an historic overview of the region. Go wild at Monarto Zoo, relax and wind down on a river cruise and quench your thirst at Langhorne Creek's cellar doors

Goolwa to Adelaide - 90 minutes. Goolwa Wharf precinct is home to a visitor information centre and the Goolwa Wharf Markets. Take a ride on the SteamRanger Heritage Railway, known as the Cockle Train, to Victor Harbor. Hop on board a Spirit of the Coorong cruise which departs from the Goolwa wharf, head over the Hindmarsh Island bridge and stay at Narnu Farm. For the adults, there's One Paddock Currency Creek Winery.


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Murray River - float at your own pace

Drift along at your own pace on the Murray River. Get out on the water with Unforgettable Houseboats, drop in for a drink at Caudo Vineyards and Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery, or simply find a perch and watch the world flow by.

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