Carpe Diem Houseboats Murray River experience

If you’re looking for a relaxing Murray River experience, treat yourself to a luxury holiday on the Carpe Diem Houseboat.

Moored in Kia Marina, near Mannum, our modern and unique houseboat is nestled amongst some truly stunning scenery, including the beautiful Bow Hill cliffs. Whether you’re coming from nearby Adelaide, further afield in Australia, or even overseas, there’s always something new to discover up the Murray River.

Sample Australia’s rich offering

As one of the longest rivers in the world, there’s so much to see and do on the Murray. Spanning three states, from Mount Kosciuszko NSW to Goolwa SA, you can meander through a range of Australian landscapes, including mountains, river gum forests, limestone cliff faces, tranquil plains and outback. Dine onboard with the gourmet kitchen, or disembark and enjoy a local delicacy like Murray cod in one of the many thriving towns.

Take a step back in time

There’s plenty to learn as you drift down the Murray. The river served local Aboriginal communities way before Australia’s colonial days: get up close and personal with this history in the Mannum Dock Museum of River History, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willandra Lakes and its Mungo National Park.

Get active!

Whatever watersports are your favourite, you can do it all on the Murray. The tranquil creeks and lagoons are tailor-made for a spot of kayaking and canoeing. If you like things a little rougher, there are plenty of local operators who run waterskiing, kneeboarding and wakeboarding experiences and more.

Revel in nature

Rather take it easy? Pitch up on the Carpe Diem Houseboat’s spacious deck with your fishing rod and tackle. If you’re a bird spotter, the Murray also harbours some of the richest wetland areas. Pack your binoculars and look out for chestnut quail-thrushes, white-browed treecreepers and black-eared miners, alongside herons and bitterns. Or make a special visit to the Hermann Gass bird sanctuary in Mannum where you can spot pelicans too.

Get behind the helm

Work on your tan as you cruise down the Murray from the Carpe Diem Houseboat’s very own sun lounge area with ladder access. The boat is also complete with dual boat tow arms and electric gangplank for ease of access. What’s more, dual driving helms on both decks allow you to drive while enjoying all the luxuries the boat has to offer.

Power in peace

There’s nothing like cutting loose on the wide open waters with your favourite people. Cook up a storm, relax with the onboard entertainment system and sunbathe on the swim deck as you cruise in peace. Thanks to the dual helm, you can enjoy being the captain of your very own ship while entertaining your loved ones.

Ready for your own luxury Murray River experience? Enquire about the Carpe Diem Houseboat today.