Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in the Murray

Life on the river is relaxing, fun, and full of great food and wine.

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Float on a houseboat and discover riverside towns along The Murray

The mighty Murray is often associated with Victoria, but the New South Wales side of the river holds just as much appeal for holidaymakers seeking a relaxed weekend on the water. From its source in the Snowy Mountains, the Murray River joins up with the Darling River in Wentworth before continuing to flow across state lines, into South Australia and out to the Southern Ocean.

The Murray River region is a hive of activity, luring holiday-makers, gourmet-seekers, history-buffs and those looking to explore the towns that lie along the banks of this powerful river. The twin towns of Albury-Wodonga are at the centre of a vibrant net of small communities on the Murray River and Lake Hulme. Here, idyllic countryside meets a cosmopolitan regional city teeming with heritage buildings, cafes, restaurants, museums, art galleries and performance spaces. To the west of Albury, Corowa and Howlong are renowned for their fine food and wine producers, and visitors can take a winery tour to sample the local drops. Also make time for a stop at the Corowa Whisky & Chocolate Factory – formerly a flour mill, it’s now a factory that produces handmade Belgian-style chocolates with a popular café attached.

Naturally, there a range of river-based activities for you to fill your days with. Try your hand at waterskiing, canoeing or kayaking, or drop a line into the water to catch your dinner. It is easy enough to get from town to town by car, however using the river is a classic Murray mode of transportation. Hiring a houseboat as your Murray River accommodation is a beautiful way to see the area, as you drift with the current between stops. Houseboats come in all shapes and sizes, with facilities ranging from fully-equipped kitchens, sun-kissed decks, ensuite bathrooms and Jacuzzis. 

The Murray's accommodation offerings are just as good on dry land, with heritage homes, modern townhouses, self-contained apartments and plenty of boutique stays. Use our collection of Murray accommodation to plan your exploration of the area, or continue your travels through New South Wales.