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.
Groupies can take in the scenic views of the area from the privacy of their houseboat boasting chic decor and rustic vibe. Holidaymakers can cook up a strom with kitchen or barbecue facilities, get some sun whilst lounging on the upper deck, or simply put up their feet in front of the TV.
- Bedding: Two queen-size bedrooms and two lounges converting to double beds
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- Maximum occupancy: Six people
- The houseboat features an open-plan living area, dining table, air conditioning, TVs with DVD players, outdoor lounge on the upper deck, barbecue facilities, swim deck, linen and homeware, and bathroom
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.