Murray River Walk n Cruise
(Ex Renmark) South Australia - Tue 28th August 2018

Max Participants:
10
Location:
(Ex Renmark) South Australia
Date:
Tue 28th August 2018
Start Time:
10:00am
End Time:
10:00am
Duration:
4 days
Meals:
4 Lunches 3 Dinners 3 Breakfasts
Non-Member Cost:
$2300.00 per person based on twin share
Member Cost:
$2250.00 per person based on twin share
Deposit Required:
$460.00
Tagged:
hiking
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Immerse yourself in high value nature!

Our Murray River Walk n Cruise is a journey through the Riverland Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, renowned for its waterbirds, red gum forests and the nationally threatened Southern bell frog and the Regent parrot. Encounters with Red and Grey Kangaroos, emus, black swans and pelicans are common and 179 bird species have been recorded, including the spectacular Red-capped Robin and mischievous Fairywrens.

Managed environmental watering in the ephemeral wetlands on this landscape attracts thousands of waterfowl, spoonbills, ibis and egrets, and new water triggers a cacophony of frogs calling. Flowering Eucalypts, wattles and emu bush dwarf the pretty pink carpets of flowering "pigface”.

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Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Guided walking through ancient red gum forests and spectacular floodplain wetlands.

● Guided cruises on meandering creeks and the Murray River.

● Experience nature and learn the stories of the Riverland Wetland of International Importance.

● Be greeted at the completion of your day with a refreshing beverage at the campfire.

● Modern houseboat accommodation, moving along the river to welcome you after your hike each day.

● Relax and recharge with a foot dip in the river, a hot shower and a top deck spa.

● Dine on 3 courses of superb Riverland cuisine - menus designed by a renowned native food chef.

● Savour local brews, Riverland wine and cider, Riverland roasted coffee and local chocolate.

● Each bedroom has superb river views.

Itinerary

Meet your Guides, Adventurous Women ™ Host, Leonie Searle and fellow walkers at 7:30am at the Renmark Hotel to prepare yourselves before boarding the "creek cruiser" for a 15 km creek cruise through the Ral Ral Creek and the Bulyong Creek to our morning tea location and the start of the walk.

Our destination today is spectacular Headings Cliffs on the Murray River where your houseboat accommodation is moored.

Traverse Reny Island through red gum forest and black box woodlands to the Ral Ral Creek Widewaters for lunch. Follow Argo Creek to the Murray River and discover the wreck of the P.S. Kelvin barge. We cross Little Hunchee Creek and marvel at the Aboriginal Canoe trees as we arrive at Headings Cliffs.

Distance - 14km walking and 15km cruising.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Houseboat

Our destination is opposite the historic Chowilla Station shearing shed on the banks of the Murray River.

We arise early for a gentle climb up Headings Cliffs for a magnificent sunrise over the Murray River. Marvel at the geological layers in the cliffs formed by wind, oceans and freshwater lakes.

After sunrise, we descend for breakfast aboard the houseboat. Departing for our daily walk, we follow an ancient river oxbow to the present Murray River corridor for morning tea. Explore dense red gum forest on the way to lunch on the river bank, then follow the Amazon Creek through Little Hunchee Island before meeting the creek cruiser for a lovely afternoon river cruise to the houseboat, moored on the banks of the Murray River.

Distance - 14km walking and 5km cruising.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Houseboat

Our destination is majestic Queens Bend cliffs above Lock 6.

We cruise via Chowilla Creek Environmental Regulator before arriving at Bunyip Reach to start our walk.

Follow the meandering Murray River to the base of Lock 6 and its modern fish ladder for morning tea. Explore the rejuvenated wetlands and water management structures on Bunyip Reach.

After lunch we follow the rim of the valley to the historic site of the proposed 1960’s Chowilla Dam scheme before winding our way along the cliffs to Queens Bend lookout to celebrate a 40km journey. The late afternoon views of the river valley and a cruise along the base of the cliffs complete our 40km walking journey.

Distance - 10-12km walking, 5km cruising.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Houseboat

After breakfast we board the cruiser for a short journey to Border Cliffs and the South Australian/Victorian Border, passing the historic Customs House, before commencing our journey downstream to pass through Lock 6.

We continue downstream past the Chowilla Station Shearing Shed and onto the Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery for a tasty lunch, tour and a brew.

We say our farewells after lunch as you depart for Renmark at 1:30pm to collect your vehicles by 2pm.

Distance - 35km cruising.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Includes

Twin Share Accommodation each night on a modern comfortable 10 berth houseboat.

Adventurous Women® Group Host, Adelaide Local - Leonie Searle

Knowledgeable and capable guides.

A 34L Day Pack with good waist support, a 1 Litre drinking water bottle, small thermos for hot drinks and a walking pole for the duration of the walk.

All food and beverages including a 3 course meal each night, breakfasts, lunches and snacks.

Full first aid equipment, UHF Radios and a satellite phone.

4 Lunches

3 Dinners

3 Breakfasts

Excludes

Flights to/from Adelaide

Personal Travel Insurance

Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

Items of a personal nature

What To Bring/Wear

- Trip Notes provided upon booking

More Information


Where does the tour start, when do we meet and how do I get there?

Adelaide is the gateway to exploring regional South Australia.The Murray River Walk starts in Renmark and is an easy 3.5 hour drive from Adelaide Airport or a 1.5 hour drive from Mildura Airport.For self drive or private bus transfers, please view our transfer options servicing both Mildura and Adelaide.

Your Adventurous Women Host Leonie Searle, will be staying at the Renmark Hotel the evening prior to commencement of the tour (27th August) and welcomes you to join her there for dinner.

We'll meet our Murray River Walk Guides at the Renmark Hotel in Renmark on the morning of the 28th August, where we start our journey. If you are driving, secure car parking is provided.  

Houseboat Facilities

Dine and relax each night aboard a modern comfortable houseboat configured with 5 rooms (each room sleeps a max of 2 ladies and unless you are travelling with a friend, we will include you in our room draw, which means you'll be sharing with another solo traveller), 2 shared bathrooms with hot showers, a spacious lounge, modern kitchen and top deck area with SPA and spectacular views.

Mobile phone reception is poor although mobile phone cameras can be charged on the houseboat.

The boat moves each day to your daily walking destination.All linen is provided. Leave your belongings in your room each day as the houseboat will travel to your daily walking destination.Each night you will dine aboard the houseboat on a superb local menu designed by our consultant chef, renowned native food pioneer Andrew Fielke. We are happy to cater to any medical dietary requirements you may have.We can assist with Accommodation options before or after Murray River Walk. 

The accommodation providers we recommend provide us with a special offer on accommodation pre/post walk.  This information will be provided to you in your Information Pack on booking.

Easy Walking

Our walking pace is designed to relax you and allow you to enjoy the diverse river landscapes, the wildlife and the people you are walking with. There’s plenty of time to take photos and savour the view. 

Local Food and Wine

A superb 3 course dinner paired with wine is a treat at the end of a day's walking - All inclusive
Local Riverland fare is the feature of a three course menu designed by renowned native food chef Andrew Fielke and prepared and served by your guides. We are happy to cater to any medical dietary requirements you may have, please notify at time of booking.

The Climate

Murray River Walk operates between May 1st and September 30th in the cooler autumn, winter and spring weather. Sunny days are typical in the Riverland during this period.
Mean maximum/minimum temperatures (degrees Celsius) are:August (18/6), September (21/8) 

The Terrain

Murray River Walk is an easy to moderate 40km walk - relatively flat with 2 gentle cliff climbs up and down a 40 metre rise.

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