A truly unique walking product as been added to the Great Walks of Australia collective of premium guided multiday walks. The Murray River Walk, commencing in Renmark, South Australia, offers exclusive accommodation on a modern houseboat each night of the 4 day/3 night walk.
Chair of Great Walks of Australia, Geoff Dixon said, “This new walk is a wonderful addition to the Great Walks of Australia, once again highlighting the diversity of unique locations Australia offers as a walking destination”.
The 10th member of the collective explores the beautiful Murray River located within the internationally recognised Riverland Ramsar Wetland. The 40km walk showcases the variety of terrain throughout this area including bush trails, ancient redgum forests, wetlands and red ochre cliffs, on a private trail designed specifically for this exclusive walk. Guided walking combined with peaceful cruising immerses guests in the landscape and reveals the pioneering history of paddle steamers and a new environmental stewardship of this region. 179 bird species have been recorded and iconic kangaroos, emus and pelicans abound.
Murray River Walk owner, Tony Sharley, said, “We look forward to attracting more Australians plus international visitors to this region, especially those from the New Zealand market who are keen walkers and enjoy our houseboat experiences too.“
Guests will encounter diverse wildlife and waterbirds along the river, creeks and old oxbow lagoons. The food and wine of South Australia’s Riverland food bowl is a highlight of this walk, whilst the end is celebrated with lunch at the award-winning Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery.
Great Walks of Australia is a collective of ten privately owned walks that highlight the very best of Australia’s premium, guided, multiday walk experiences – with coastal, inland and outback trails, high end accommodation, outstanding regional food and wine, and expert guides. Since its inception in 2012, Great Walks of Australia continues to grow with new member walks to the group, increased brand awareness, and partnerships through activity in the domestic and international markets that are key to the tourism sector of walking in Australia.