Murray River Weekender For Women


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Murray River walking tour for women, with houseboat cruising, yoga and canoeing


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Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself


Murray River walking tour for women

Wetlands, Wine and Walking

Join Wise Women Walking on our Murray River walking and cruising Weekender to Erawirung Country.

Find Yourself Be Yourself Challenge Yourself with this 4 day adventure.

We adventure gently by houseboat on this Weekender with leisurely guided pack-free bushwalks, canoeing and yoga on deck with space to relax and an opportunity to connect with like-minded women.  All meals, transport and accommodation are included plus a winery visit with a wetland walk, tastings and lunch on the way home.

This trip is perfect for beginners and requires a basic level of fitness.  We focus on wellness, reflection and connecting with yourself and nature both on land and water with this relaxing Weekender.

Professionally led by our qualified and experienced female bushwalking leaders and yoga instructors, ladies, it’s time to cruise the Murray River with us!


Day 1 | Depart Adelaide / Renmark / Murray River

Our drive today will start at 7.30am from Adelaide. We will commence our journey to Renmark stopping for comfort stops and morning tea. Reaching Renmark we visit ’23rd Street Distillery’ and stretch our legs, lunch, then board our luxury houseboat for the next 3 nights. Our houseboat has 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, spa up top and plenty of space to relax.  Departing early afternoon, a local guide will drive us up river to our first quiet mooring spot for the night. Relax as we cruise our way along the river with a chance to spot waterbirds and discover more about the rivers ecosystem.  An afternoon yoga session is an optional activity before enjoying a gourmet grazing platter with a glass of something special if you choose. Local fine wines and spirits are provided for this first night on the Murray River.

Meals Included: Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance:

Day 2 | Murray River / Guided Walk and Yoga

Wake to the sounds of nature this morning with a sunrise session of yoga on the top deck.  After a hearty breakfast we begin our guided 10km walk.  This walk will be mostly flat along a variety sandy and undulating trails. With opportunity to spot birds and wildlife, learn more about the river ecosystem and Aboriginal history along the way.  We also enjoy a packed lunch with tea and coffee along the way.   We return to our lodgings on water for a relaxing afternoon in a new location.   Grab your book, your journal or a glass of something special.  We wind down with afternoon nibbles, drinks and a chance to reflect on a day immersed in nature.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 10km

Day 3 | Murray River / Guided Canoe Adventure

A sunrise yoga session is offered this morning before breakfast giving you all the calm and peace to start your day.  After breakfast our houseboat will be driven and moored at a new location.  Sit back and enjoy the stunning riverside scenery while our guides drive the boat.

After lunch we head out for our 2 hour guided canoe adventure.   We use 2 person kayaks (no experience is necessary) and all the necessary safety gear is provided as we explore areas along the river less travelled – a relaxing way to get up close to the banks and quietly move across the water.

This afternoon enjoy an optional nature based meditation with time to relax and unwind after our adventures today.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance:

Day 4 | Murray River / Banrock Station / Drive to Adelaide

An early morning yoga session is on offer before breakfast today. Our local guide will meet us onboard and drive the houseboat back to Paringa by approximately 10.30am.   We have a chance to pack and relax while cruising our way to the dock.  Once there we disembark, our private transport will be waiting for us.  We start our comfortable drive back to Adelaide via a winery for tastings and lunch.  Banrock Station has a delicious ala carte menu and pretty wetlands walk.  We have plenty of time to wander on trails from 2.5km to 8km before and after our celebration lunch.

Fulfilled, we journey back to Adelaide with comfort stops along the way arriving in the CBD around 5:30pm. Please do not book flights for this evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Winery Lunch, Trail Snacks
Walking Distance: 8km

Need To Know


  • Comfortable private vehicle transport
  • Yoga mat
  • All meals and snacks as per the itinerary
  • 2 course dinners
  • Grazing platters
  • B x 3 | L x 4 | D x 3
  • 3 nights twin share houseboat accommodation (single rooms are not available on this departure)
  • Professionally guided walks by our female Leaders and local guides
  • Murray River houseboat cruise
  • Professionally guided canoe excursion
  • Yoga and Nature Therapy with qualified facilitators
  • Winery lunch and tastings
  • Group First Aid kit and emergency communication device
  • Leaders certified in Remote Area/Wilderness First Aid
  • Qualified Bushwalking Leaders
  • Small group guided experience
  • Leave No Trace principles
  • Invitations to connect with nature
  • Reduce waste through recycling, reusing and composting
  • National Park entry fees
Big Heart Extras
  • Big Heart Adventures designed head sock
  • A charity contribution to our Give Back program


  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not stated on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature

Packing List

A detailed packing list is provided prior to travel

  • Gear you will need:
  • Rainproof jacket and pants
  • Daypack (35 litre approx.)
  • Water bottles/hydration kit (min 3Ltrs)
  • Personal medications
  • Clothing suitable for bushwalking that is quick drying, warm layers if chilly – consider merino/synthetic clothing
  • Sun protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream, insect repellent (if joining us in warmer months consider a head net for the flies)
  • Sleeping attire


  • Type: Wise Women Walking Weekender
  • Adventure: Guided Murray River walking tour for women
  • Destination: Renmark, South Australia
  • Traditional Country: Erawirung
  • Group Size: Max 8 plus leaders

Fitness Requirement

  • A basic level of fitness is required to walk the trails on this trip
  • You will be walking pack free (day packs only)
  • You will walk on a variety of surfaces including undulating trails, clay and sand
  • Our longest walking day is 10km
  • Trail rating: Easy-Moderate

Important Information

  • Read terms and conditions before booking
  • Itinerary and price subject to change at any time
  • Travel Insurance is recommended – get a quote from Covermore
  • Note weather, group member welfare and a range of circumstances outside our control can mean last minute changes to our itinerary are necessary once on tour
  • No single rooms are available on this trip
  • Please contact us before booking any flights. Depending on flight arrival and departure times extra nights accommodation may be required at own expense
  • A minimum of 6 travellers are required for this trip to depart. If minimum numbers aren’t reached, we may decide to still go or we will provide a full refund
  • If this trip departs during Fire Ban Season – last minute changes to our itinerary or walking days may be required for safety reasons
  • Rooming is twin share
  • Private transport to and from the Riverland is included from Adelaide, with multiple pick up points available in transit between Adelaide and Renmark

Adventure Leaders

Our team is qualified, experienced and super friendly. We will ensure you have a fun and connecting adventure. Leaders are certified in Remote or Wilderness First-Aid. All leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.