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A photo shoot of the Murray River

I went on a media trip on the Murray River (without a paddle. Boom!) in South Australia last year and loved it so much we’ve come back with our friends. We flew on our nation’s carrier Air New Zealand direct from Auckland to Adelaide and were picked up at the airport for the 1 hour drive to Mannum where our floating hotel was docked, our fridge pre-stocked and the weather as excited about our holiday as we were.

Here’s my favourite photos of sunsets, sunrises and views along the Murray from our Unforgettable Houseboats. I’ve also just made a 3-minute video of a tour through the boat along with  instructions on how to actually drive it. Because yes, you do drive it yourself! Click here for How to drive a houseboat video tour.

Unforgettable Houseboat Murray River

Sunrise on the Murray River

Unforgettable Houseboat Murray River

King size room on the houseboat

Mark Flanagan, Unforgettable Houseboats

Mark Flanagan, owner of Unforgettable Houseboats and teacher of how to drive!

Unforgettable Houseboat Murray River

Check out those knots!

Unforgettable Houseboat Murray River

Can you see the faces in the cliffs?

Unforgettable Houseboat Murray River

Calling at Younghusband to buy beer and a fishing rod

Younghusband Murray River

The booming shop at Younghusband!

Unforgettable Houseboat Murray River

The bbq at the front is under way for dinner

Murray River sunrise clouds

My Monet impression as the sun rose

Unforgettable Houseboat Murray River sunset

Just another Murray River sunset 🙂

Murray Princess

The Murray Princess paddle steamer underway at dawn

Megan Singleton and yabbies

Yabbies for brekkie!

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Hi, I'm Megan Singleton and I'm the word slinger of this travel blog as well as on radio in NZ every Sunday. Former Travel Editor at Yahoo NZ and current freelance writer for a few newspapers and mags from time to time, I set off on this travel writing journey 20 years ago and I've pretty much always got a suitcase half packed (or half un-packed!) I'd love you to join me on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for my newsletters if you want loads of travel tips, advice and deals!