The beauty of chartering your own Murray River houseboat is that you and your crew can choose the pace, how many anchorage stops and mainland activities to fill your day. Build-your-own itinerary to include action-packed land-based adventures or simply load the boat with supplies and traverse the peaceful waters at a relaxed pace.
The mighty Murray is dotted with charming towns to get your land legs back. Taste the spirit of the land at Corowa Distilling Co, or swirl, sniff and sip your way through local wineries such as All Saints Estate, Morrison’s Winery and St Anne’s.
Bigger towns such as Echuca Moama, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura and Swan Hill also offer the chance to get your adrenalin racing with high speed water sports, especially in the summer.
If you’re in a hurry to take it slow, load up the houseboat with a full grocery run and spend your evenings sharing home-cooked meals and nights in the hot tub. Stay immersed in nature when you pull up on the riverbank to light a campfire (check it’s not a total fire ban day) or fish from the banks.
If you run low on essential supplies (beer, potato chips, watermelon – you name it!) several convenience stores along The Murray, like the IGA at Dareton, will even bring deliveries down to the riverside moorings.