Introducing The Murray
The Murray River is Australia’s most important inland waterway, and forms most of the border between Victoria and NSW. The Murray flows from the Great Dividing Range in northeastern Victoria to Encounter Bay in SA, more than 2700km away, making it the third-longest navigable river in the world.
Some of Australia’s earliest explorers travelled along the river, and long before roads and railways crossed the land, the Murray’s paddle steamers carried supplies to and from remote sheep stations. The Murray River region is one of the country’s most productive agricultural districts, thanks to the endless sunshine and the wonders of irrigation. If you approach the area by car from the south, through the drought-stricken Wimmera/Mallee district, the contrast couldn’t be starker – vineyards, avocadoes, citrus and almond groves cover countless thousands of hectares, all vividly green, overproductive and surreal in this semi-arid emptiness.
Good regional information is available at Murray River (www.murrayriver.com.au).
The Murray destination guides
Murray River Riverboat Tour including Lunch from Adelaide
This enjoyable full-day tour takes you out of the hustle and bustle of the city and into the picturesque and peaceful towns that surround the Murray River. Enjoy morning tea and a two-course lunch served onboard the riverboat, keeping an eye out for bird life as you cruise along the waterways of the Murray River You'll be picked up from your centrally located Adelaide hotel.
Small-Group Murray River Day Trip from Adelaide
Discover the landscapes, towns and people of Australia’s largest river, the Murray River, on a small-group day trip from Adelaide. Admire panoramic views of Adelaide from Mt Lofty, take a leisurely paddle wheeler cruise on the Murray River. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 19 people.