The Murray River, Lakes and Coorong has been a favourite destination for holidaymakers for well over a century, and the shack has been a huge part of its appeal. These holiday homes are often situated in prime spots with the river or beach almost at your doorstep, and facilities ranging from simple to sensational. If you prefer a fully catered stay, the region has some wonderful hotels and motels, many located close to the river and town services.
The Saunders Gorge Sanctuary is a private property dedicated to natural habitat preservation. Features include the Australian heritage listed Saunders Gorge, a large array of native fauna, wonderful diversity of native flora, spring-filled rock water holes, spectacular gorges and steep rugged hills.
This magnificent area can be experienced and enjoyed through a scenic walk along the Saunders Gorge with its diverse bird life, the whole time being serenaded with a chorus of bird sounds or for serious hikers try a day out on the 1,364 hectare of rugged hills and gorges. All this activity is bound to work up an appetite and what better place than the Saunders Gorge a la carte restaurant to relax and indulge Complete the experience with accommodation for a night or two at Hideaway Cottage.
Saunders Gorge Sanctuary has Eco Tourism accreditation.
Unique style lodges located within the privately owned Saunders Gorge Sanctuary, 18 kilometres east of Mount Pleasant on Walker Flat Road. Relax, experience and enjoy spectacular, rugged scenery, abundant wildlife and a diversity of native flora. There are 80 hectares of private conservation land to explore. Saunders Gorge Sanctuary has Eco Tourism accreditation.
River Shack Rentals- Serenity Now is a relaxing holiday home located on the Murray River just upstream from the popular tourist town of Mannum. Serenity Now is a place to be enjoyed all year round. This riverfront home is for everyone - if you wish to relax and take in the view and serenity the property is perfect for you!
Perhaps try your luck at bird watching, fishing, canoeing or kayaking. Or if you prefer to go waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing or boating then this holiday home would still be ideal for you.
The fully self-contained air-conditioned home sleeps seven and has DVD, barbecue and laundry facilities. There is a front beach area plus gazebo on the riverfront. The local boat ramp is close by. Linen can be provided at extra cost per person.
Please note applications subject to approval by landlord and minimum rental periods apply.Visit website
Providing absolute convenience and location, Subway House is the ideal stop over for the weary traveller or visitor to the South Australian Motorsport Park.
Newly renovated, Subway House, sleeps six in three double bedrooms. A short walk to anywhere, the property is centrally located in Tailem Bend. Walk to the Golf Course, main shopping centre, ovals, hotels and dining options.
Fully serviced, linen and towels are provided, Subway House also features a kitchenette, laundry, lounge/dining and a fresh bathroom.
With commanding views of the River Murray, Subway House with its modern, clean fitout makes it a welcome stop over.Visit website
Sunset | 34 Bradford Road, Goolwa Beach
PERFECT FAMILY HOLIDAY HOME WITH A VIEW TO THE SEA
Sleeps 8 in 3 Bedrooms- 1 Queen, 2 Tri-Bunks SUNSET is a single storey property with views to the sea. Walk to the historic wharf and take a trip on the Paddle Steamer Oscar W or enjoy a beverage at the Steam Exchange micro brewery. Signal Point offers art, food and wine, while the town's shops and cafes hold all your holiday needs and wants.
Comprising of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with a separate toilet, open plan kitchen/living/dining and an outdoor entertaining area covered with a shade sail.
Pets are welcome but must be kept outside, the back yard is enclosed, the height of the lowest fence is 90cm.
FEATURES: - TV - DVD Player - R/C Air conditioning - Microwave - Washing machine - Outdoor furniture - Gas BBQ - Off street parking – corner block
Where there are more pelicans than people!
Rejuvenate your soul at Sunset Cottage... Enjoy your own private waterfront with adorning sunsets overlooking Hindmarsh Island and Goolwa.
Pop a cork! ... Sit back and relax on the deck... Smell the barbecue sizzling... Sip a glass of local wine... Watch the boats sail on by...
Situated alongside a large grassy reserve - Kick the footy or fly a kite. Launch your own boat or canoe direct from the property - Go fishing!
Sunset Cottage is a truly romantic spot for couples to share... but also caters beautifully for families - A great place to build life-long memories...
Enjoy lake views from the Lounge, Dining and the Main Bedroom. Beds are ready made for your arrival and towels are provided for the bathroom. High-definition 42-inch television, DVD, CD, heating/cooling.Visit website
Swanport Views Holiday Home is the closest riverfront holiday home to Adelaide, only minutes off the freeway and a short drive to Murray Bridge. The house features a superb upstairs open plan living area with modern fully equipped kitchen, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, sliding doors to the large balcony with barbecue and outdoor setting, five bedrooms, two bathrooms and toilets, equipped laundry and second living area downstairs with sliding doors leading to the lovely lawn area and rivers edge. Sleeping up to 14 people this home is the perfect base for your river holiday!Visit website
We invite you to stay in this beautifully bright and spacious, fully self-contained holiday home.
Sweetman Cottage is situated in an idyllic location. Just a short stroll to the riverfront with all its attractions and only minutes to Goolwa's stunning surf beach. Saunter along the board walk towards Goolwa's historic wharf with charming cafes, Sunday Markets, the Cockle Train and the main street.
Escape, explore, enjoy, Sweetman Cottage offers the perfect getaway.Visit website
The Admiral Riverside offers boutique self contained accommodation in a panoramic waterfront setting within easy strolling distance to everything that Goolwa offers.
The Admiral accommodates up to 8 guests in four well appointed rooms, each featuring queen sized beds and beautiful linen. The property combines two bedrooms in the main cottage with two elevated studio ensuites. Each studio offers water views, queen bed, bathroom, HD television with netflix, mini fridge, espresso machine and tea making facilities.
Guests will appreciate the fully equipped kitchen in the main cottage, complete with café bar opening to the entertaining area.
Enjoy the thrill of the yacht-racing, the beauty of the pelicans and the majesty of the Oscar-W paddle steamer from the comfort of the expansive infinity deck. Watching the never-ending spectacle of light and shadow playing across the water is the perfect way to spend the day.
The wharf and public marina are a two minute walk away; ideal for fishing, mooring your boat, and sampling the local art, food and wine. Coorong cruises also leave from here. The Encounter bikeway is easily accessible, and the beautiful Goolwa Beach is a short 5 minute drive.
A pool table, kayak and beach boards are supplied.Visit website
Located just one hour of stress free driving from Adelaide, The Bridge Retreat is within walking distance of the Sturt Reserve, the central point for visitors to relax and enjoy in Murray Bridge. River cruises, fishing, boat ramps, playground, The Bunyip and barbecues are just some of the attractions available at this riverside location.
The Bridge Retreat is a clean, spacious self-contained two-bedroom unit with pool table, television with 70 plus Austar channels for AUD5.00 extra per night, video and movies. Light breakfast provisions are also included. A queen-size bed and two single beds with all linen including towels is provided. We offer the perfect location for everyone to enjoy.