SOUTH AUSTRALIA IS FULL OF BUCKET LIST DESTINATIONS AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCES. THE RELAXING ACCOMMODATIONS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S RIVER REGIONS COAX JUST THE RIGHT MOOD NO MATTER THE SEASON.
South Australia’s River regions champion authenticity, culture, food and adventure. Home of the marvellous Murray River, the turgid waters that flow through the Riverland and Murray River, Lakes and Coorong regions are rich in Aboriginal history and culture, diverse aquatic life, river activities and more. Load up the car and hit the road on a Mighty Murray Way road trip before discovering the best riverfront accommodation in South Australia. Where will you go?
1. BILL’S BOATHOUSE, MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG
Like something from a dream, Bill's Boathouse floats on its permanently moored position providing an immersion into nature and a front-row seat to the star show above. Pet friendly and perfect for pairs, bring your fury friends and your favourite plus one before slipping into the soothing outdoor bathtub, overlooking the majestic Murray River. You’ll love the thoughtful extras provided, like fishing tackle, kayaks and local produce for the peckish.
2. THE FLOATHOUSE, MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG
Sink into The Floathouse - a Murray River, Lakes and Coorong accommodation that wraps luxury and style in a cosy and comforting package just for two. Peaceful outlooks over the Murray River beckon from your buoyant vantage point while the gently rocking double swing and sun loungers compete for your time. Enjoy yourself in the glossy river from your own swimming platform and make the most of the stunning views as day gives into night with a glass or two of local wine.
3. ARKIMEDES, MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG
Arkimedes is one of South Australia’s most unique accommodation options. Best suited for a solo stay or romantic retreat, this luxury floating house right on the Murray River offers total nature immersion. ‘The Ark’, as it's affectionately known, offers a connection with the water without skimping on comfort. Wake up and watch the sunrise from bed, soak in the hot water bathtub on the deck before finishing the day cooking dinner under the stars. There is even space to set up a laptop and let your creativity flow with the tranquility of the river.
3. RIVERSHACK RENTALS, MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG
Catering to groups of all sizes, from solo travellers to parties as large as 23, Rivershack Rentals accommodation options are varied in style so that visitors can choose their own adventure. Prepare to decide between homes afloat on the river itself, luxurious glamping tents, a stationary houseboat and residences that are chock full of views and amenities. With so much on offer, it’s likely that your first visit won’t be your last.
4. RIVER VISTA, RIVERLAND
Jaw-dropping views and the sounds of native wilderness surround this cliffside retreat, seemingly a world away from the rush of life’s daily demands. Curated for luxury – and one of South Australia’s bucket list destinations, River Vista is they perfect spot for you to while away your days amongst peaceful pleasure. Indulge in the finest of everything, from snoozes wrapped up in pure linen sheets to mornings with fresh, locally roasted coffee beans. Greet the only other guests not in your party, the local ‘roos and an occasional pelican or two , with a knowing look. This is paradise.
5. MURRAY PRINCESS, MURRAY RIVER, LAKES AND COORONG
Explore the Murray River on the river itself aboard the majestic Murray Princess. An experience to savour, it’s certain that many memories will be made on this once-in-a-lifetime journey that takes guests on discovery voyages from three to seven nights. Move at your own pace as you travel this iconic water highway, the third largest navigable river in the world, just behind the Amazon and the Nile. Steeped in rich Aboriginal history and culture, treat yourself to wildlife sightings and fine dining on this pretty paddlewheeler.
6. RENMARK HOUSEBOATS, RIVERLAND
Splash out and cruise at your leisure for a holiday to commemorate or a week to relish. Wake to the sounds of lapping water against the hull of your home-on-the-water and revel in complete privacy and freedom to do what you want, when you want . Renmark’s fleet of houseboats can sleep up to 12 and include all the bells and whistles that make a house(boat) a home. Perfect for a special occasion – or any occasion, year round.
7. THE FRAMES, RIVERLAND
This ultra-luxe six-star accommodation along the Murray River caters to couples and is the ultimate romantic retreat. Bespoke experiences, such as a wetland safari or gondola sunset cruise can be added to elevate your stay accordingly to guests’ desires. The Frames consist of three exquisite self-contained accommodations are completely private, fitted out in opulent style and include their own private pool; you might never want to leave.
8. BERRI HOTEL, RIVERLAND
Enjoy the charm of the Berri Hotel and take pleasure in your waterfront views and central location in town. Fantastic for families, options range from comfortable and easy-on-the-budget private quarters to two-bedroom Riverview Villas, with lots in between. A gaming room, pool and Riverview Lounge make this a great choice to stop and stay awhile .
9. BIG4 HOLIDAY PARK, RIVERLAND
Nothing is more fun than a Holiday Park holiday, and at BIG4 in Loxton , you can enjoy yours right on the banks of the Mighty Murray. Choose from a range of cabins or glamping tents – or bring the whole family, as the powered sites and unpowered sites welcome pets, too. With sand-bar swimming, absolute river frontage and an exciting kid’s playground, there is a lot to do for everyone on-site and nearby.
10. BIG4 HOLIDAY PARK, RIVERLAND
The updated cabins at this family-friendly holiday park accommodation in Riverland are a step above the expected and brightly furnished with modern amenities. The economy studio cabins will let you bring your pet since more and more of us are travelling with them, too. Free wi-fi, parking and access to the waterpark-style pool zone make this one a firm family favourite.
CONTINUE THE ADVENTURE
Visit the region that will satisfy your wanderlust and provide the waterfront serenity your soul craves. To plan your own experience, visit Riverland or Murray River, Lakes and Coorong destination guide. Come and explore.