Due South Australia : Due South Australia 2016
REGION FLOAT AWAY ON YOUR MURRAY RIVER HOLIDAY T he Mighty Murray River flows more than 3,000km from rocky, tumbling headwaters in the Snowy Mountains to its wide and sandy mouth at Goolwa. In South Australia, it carves its lazy way for 636kms past towering ochre coloured cliffs, stately red river gums, golden citrus orchards and dark green vineyards. For the visitor there’s only one way to soak in the majesty of the river – from the deck of a luxury houseboat. The scenery changes at every bend, with birds of a bewildering variety flocking in from as far away as the Gulf of Carpentaria to breed among the tough Mallee scrub. The river’s moods are constantly changing...from the silence of an early morning mist to the spectacular fireworks of a bush sunset. SIMPLY LOG ONTO WWW.HOUSEBOATBOOKINGS.COM OR CALL 1300 665 122 Houseboat Hirers Association Free booking and information service So if you are looking for an affordable, relaxing stress free family holiday grab the family or a group of friends and book a houseboat to enjoy a true river experience. Just imagine lounging on the sun deck as you cruise along the river passing through small historic towns and scattered rural communities which provide fascinating glimpses of the past, perhaps stop at a friendly riverside town and have lunch at a welcoming pub or just find a quiet section of riverbank, stoke up the BBQ and feast on the fish you caught earlier that day as the sun sets over the water. At night pull up on a sandy beach and swap yarns around a campfire. There’s also lots of great wildlife by the river, so get off the boat and go bushwalking every once in a while. Houseboats vary in size from 2 to 12 berths, 1 to 6 bedrooms and range from budget-friendly to floating palaces, split the cost and you’ll find them all surprisingly affordable. The boats are all fully self- contained and come complete with linen, entertainment systems, modern kitchens and bathrooms – even spas in some. Choose your perfect houseboat and spend a glorious week or just a few days cruising the river. Anyone over 18 with a car driver’s licence can captain a houseboat. Members of the Houseboat Hirers Association are licensed to provide full tuition before you set off, and then you’re on your way.
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