About the Murray River

Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region

Explore the untouched beauty of the Murray River and the historic towns located along it in this beautiful part of the world, located just an hour from Adelaide.

At more than 2500 kilometres long, there is no shortage of places to explore on Australia’s outback river highway.

The world’s fourth longest river twists and turns from the Snowy Mountains in NSW, along the Victorian border and into South Australia, where it meets Lake Alexandria.

It’s here, in the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region, where the darling of Australia’s river system reaches its end.

Abundant wildlife calls this tranquil haven home, and it’s easy to see why. Towering sandstone cliffs, hidden lagoons, waterfalls and sandy beaches are just some of the breathtaking scenery on offer.

At about 130 million years old, the Murray River is also steeped in Aboriginal history, culture and heritage.

Learn how Australia’s Indigenous people made use of their natural environment and see why locals today choose to live on the banks of this much-loved river system.

Experience this iconic Australian destination on a Murray River Cruise.

Regional Attractions

Proud Mary docked with sunset

Murray Bridge

Located less than an hour from Adelaide, Murray Bridge is a bustling rural town and Murraylands’ largest regional and commercial hub.

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Proud Mary docked by a park


Upstream from Murray Ridge is the idyllic town of Mannum. Historic pubs, such as the Pretoria and Mannum hotels, line the banks of the Murray River.

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Passenger watches the sunset from the balcony of the Proud Mary

Riverland Region

The historic town of Loxton and surrounds can be found in South Australia’s iconic Riverland region. Renmark is also located in the Riverland region.

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View from the Murray Princess

Upper Murray Region

Echuca is a beautiful historic village, bespoke shops and restaurants. Worth the visit.

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Adelaide city with tour boat on lake

Day Trips

There is plenty to explore in the Murray River region on day trips, find out more.

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Tour groups at Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary located off the coast of South Australia.

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Remains of a collapsed cottage with Flinders Ranges in background

Flinders Ranges

The Flinders Ranges, with its rocky gorges, ancient cliffs and red dirt roads, contains some of Australia’s most stunning scenery.

Flinders Ranges
Adelaide city with rowers on lake

Adelaide Accommodation

Ideal locations for your pre and post cruise accommodation. Central locations, add in your breakfast.

Adelaide Accommodation

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