The Hotel: Houseboat Escape
Moored at the historic riverport of Renmark, the houseboats constitute a gateway to the River Murray’’s secluded National Parks with secluded backwaters and lagoon, bountiful fishing spots and pristine sandbars. Guests can meander past magnificent sandstone cliffs and historic old homesteads, and enjoy breathtaking wetlands teeming with birdlife.
The houseboats feature separate living and sleeping areas, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator and ice-maker. Holidaymakers can unwind on the upper shaded deck which boasts some outdoor furniture, have a barbeque, or enjoy some television inside.
- Four queen size bedroom houseboat, all beds convert to single beds
- Standard occupancy: Eight people
- Maximum occupancy: Ten people
- Spacious lounge dining kitchen with panoramic windows, gourmet kitchen, spacious front & rear and upper shaded decks with outdoor furniture, gourmet hooded BBQ Fully automated diesel generator, with two quiet and efficient 60hp four stroke outboards 5 TV/DVDs mounted throughout the boat
The Area: Renmark Paringa
Positioned on a sweeping bend of the Murray River, the towns of Renmark, Paringa, and Lyrup form a vibrant Riverland community. Visitors to the area can enjoy sights of rose gardens, national parks, river cruises, water sports, houseboat holidays, modern shopping and tourism facilities. With a claim to fame as being the closest town to the vineyard in which the box wine was invented, Renmark also boasts The Renmark Hotel, the first community-owned hotel in the British Empire.
The area is known for the cultivation of grapes, citrus fruits, tomatoes, vegetables, wheat and wool. Home to the region’s only restored paddle steamer, Renmark’s location along the river is tied up to its identity as a town, benefiting from local tourism that the water and the annual Renmark Rose Festival, held every October, brings.