Where to stay in the mid Murray region this winter

Here's some inspiration for your next stay to enjoy the magic of the Mighty Murray this winter.

This article is a paid partnership with South Australian Tourism Commission.

The mid Murray region is a haven of natural beauty, rich native produce, and stunning Australian wildlife. Flowing over 2,500 kilometres from the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, the Murray River reaches the Lakes and Coorong in South Australia, offering some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. As the third-largest navigable river in the world, the Murray River promises adventure and tranquillity in equal measure.

This winter, the mid Murray communities are ready to welcome you. Whether you’re seeking river cruises, canoe adventures, winery and distillery tours, or more relaxed retreats like a houseboat stay, there’s something for everyone. You can choose your own adventure along the Mighty Murray Way, stargaze at Australia’s only Dark Sky Reserve, camp in a national park, or captain your own houseboat past striking ochre cliffs. Imagine waking up to misty mornings on a houseboat, cosying up by a campfire, or exploring secluded river backwaters by paddle.

Why not plan a weekend away, or perhaps a longer trip where you can slowly make your way across the Murray River’s natural beauty?

Use this Trip Planner Tool to create your personalised itinerary.

Here’s some inspiration for your next Murray River stay:

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Cobdogla Station Caravan Park

Cobdogla Station Caravan Park, set in the heart of the Riverland, is a great winter escape. This clean, quiet and friendly park provides a variety of accommodation options including cabins, caravan sites, and camping grounds. The park borders a lagoon, providing a stunning backdrop for picturesque photographic opportunities, especially at sunset. It’s also ideal for bird watching, fishing and kayaking.

Cobdogla Station Caravan Park

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Morgan Riverside Caravan Park

Located in the historic town of Morgan, Morgan Riverside Caravan Park offers stunning river views and a relaxed atmosphere. Winter visitors can enjoy the park’s modern amenities and cosy cabins, along with easy access to the town’s steep history with Morgan’s Historic Town Walk and the Morgan Museum. The Murray River’s quiet flow during this season makes it perfect for peaceful boating and fishing excursions.

Morgan Riverside Caravan Park

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River Shack Rentals

For those looking for a more private stay, River Shack Rentals offers a range of holiday homes along the Murray River. Each property provides unique views and modern amenities, making it a perfect winter escape. Enjoy the cosy interiors with a glass of local wine while watching the serene river flow by. It’s an ideal choice for families and groups looking for a secluded getaway.

River Shack Rentals

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Wow Houseboats

For a unique winter experience, Wow Houseboats provides luxurious houseboat rentals on the Murray River. Imagine waking up to misty river mornings and enjoying the comfort of a fully-equipped houseboat. This is perfect for those who want to combine adventure with relaxation. Explore the river at your own pace and take in the winter scenery from your floating home.

WINTER DEAL: 3-Night Weekend with their Comfort Fire Package

As winter sets in, set sail on a cosy getaway on the magical Murray River aboard Wow Factor. Explore stunning views, wine regions, and hidden gems. Elevate your adventure with their Winter Package, including the Comfort Fire Package – a gas-heated spa bath, infra-red patio heaters, and air conditioner/heaters. Flexible pricing options start from $4300 for a 3-night weekend. Start planning today and embrace the magic of cruising the Murray!

Wow Houseboats

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Griffens Marina Houseboats

Griffens Marina Houseboats offer an idyllic way to experience the Murray River in winter. These well-appointed houseboats provide all the comforts of home while allowing you to drift along the tranquil river. Winter’s quieter waters and serene landscapes make for a perfect, peaceful getaway. Whether you’re fishing, exploring hidden coves, or simply relaxing on deck, Griffens Marina Houseboats offer a unique and memorable holiday experience.

WINTER DEAL: Complimentary double kayak hire with life vests, marshmallow tool kit and local wine to enjoy

During the day, hop into the double kayak and explore the many backwaters along the fabulous section of the Murray. Get up close and personal with the surroundings and immerse yourself in the sounds of nature. After your paddle, warm up around the campfire with your own marshmallow tool kit of personal tongs, marshmallows and a bottle of local wine!

Griffens Marina Houseboats Scallywag

Winter in the mid Murray region offers a unique blend of tranquillity and natural beauty. Whether you prefer a cosy cabin, a luxurious houseboat, or a simple caravan site, there’s something for everyone. Embrace the slower pace, enjoy the local produce, and soak in the serene landscapes of the Murray River.

Book now and see the magic of the Mighty Murray this winter

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