It’s been a busy time in the Riverland. Local entrepreneur and perhaps the region’s chief enthusiast, Tony Sharley, last week launched another, innovative, exciting business for all to celebrate, Murray River Walk. The first group of walkers has completed the Murray River Walk, a new and exciting multi-day experience in the region. Designed and operated by Tony, former General Manager of Banrock Station and Destination Riverland, Murray River Walk combines 3 days guided walking through the Riverland Ramsar Wetland of International Importance with the best of Riverland food and wine.
Walkers enjoy overnight accommodation on a modern 10 berth houseboat that moves to each day’s new walking destination. Murray River Walk features quiet cruising and sightseeing through meandering creeks, a spectacular sunrise walk up on the river cliffs, lunch and a tour at the award winning Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery and sharing of stories about the river and its history. Murray River Walk departs from Renmark on Monday mornings between April and September during the quiet cool weather periods which are perfect for walking and the riverbank campfires that greet walkers at the end of the day.
A hot shower and a top deck spa aboard the houseboat, followed by a 3 course meal paired with wine make each day a luxury day out. Each day the walking route changes through red gum forest and open samphire plains, cliff-top views, Ti-tree and Emu-bush thickets and creek and wetland crossings. Kangaroos, emus and waterbirds are plentiful along the route and sunrise and sunset on the river will delight everyone.
The walk is rated as easy to moderate and the overall walking distance is 40km.