River Murray Houseboats is owned & operated by Riverland locals, Rob & Jenna Hughes.  Based in Paringa & set amongst the picturesque backdrop of the River Murray, the business has been supplying quality houseboat holiday packages in the region since 1994.


MURRAY SUNSET has been in survey since October 2010 and is powered by 2x Suzuki motors, and has a quiet electric-start diesel generator in the pontoon with a large inverter system.. Tastefully decorated throughout, featuring 5 queen size bedrooms - or as an option, 3 queen size and 2 single size - with semi ensuite bathrooms which are also accessible from the passageway.


A third washroom which includes a washing machine and dryer has access from either the main bedroom or an outside entry. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, gas hot plates, electric oven and grill and a 240v, 520 litre fridge/freezer.


MURRAY SUNSET also features reverse cycle air conditioning/heating and a flat screen LCD Television, DVD/CD player and surround sound in the front lounge area. The rear lounge also contains a split system air conditioner/heating unit, a flat screen LCD Television with DVD player and a lounge which converts into a sofa bed.


A BBQ, ice box and deep freezer are situated on the back deck. Walk through to the undercover & carpeted upper deck with outdoor setting and relax in the 6-8 person spa.


Desire, built in 2007, powered by 2 Mercury 60hp 4 stroke motors, has all modern conveniences and accommodates 8 to 12 people.

Features include:

4 bedrooms: Queen-sized split apart beds, all with built-ins

2 Bathrooms & Laundry facilities

MP3 disc and IPod compatible / 46" flat screen LCD TV / DVD Player / Sound system

Dining area large 12 person dining table and chairs

Rear lounges: Fitted concertina door for privacy, with 2 foldout sofa beds

Swim deck: V type Ski boat hitch

Upper deck: Shaded area wth 6 person gas heated spa


TEQUILA SUNRISE consists of 5 luxurious bedrooms and is fitted with an invertor system. The houseboat is powered by 2 x 50hp 4 stroke Yamaha motors. With a choice of 5 queen size beds or 2 queen size, and 6 single beds. Each bedroom is fitted with ducted air-conditioning and sliding doors onto the decks.


Serviced by 2 fully tiled bathrooms with toilets, washing machine and an additional toilet outside.


Tequila Sunrise flaunts gas heating and air conditioning, a generator, gourmet BBQ, Ice Box and table with chairs on the front deck. A fully equipped kitchen with an island bench, 240 volt 520 litre fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher.


Living area offers an L-shaped lounge with sofa bed. A radio/CD player, television and DVD player.


The large back deck also contains a 1.8 metre swim platform, with stairs to the shaded upper deck with a table and seating.



HOW'S THE SERENITY is a tastefully decorated houseboat ideal for families looking to get away for a quiet holiday, comprising of 3 bedrooms, with the option of either 3 queen sized beds, or 1 queen and 4 singles. The houseboat contains air conditioning in each room and a personal ensuite to the main bedroom.


The Kitchen includes a gas cook top, electric oven, range hood and dishwasher, microwave and a BBQ on the outer deck for outdoor cooking.


A separate bathroom is available with a toilet and washing machine.


The houseboat also boasts a top deck with a shade canopy, outdoor furniture and ice box. A 240 volt fridge/freezer, radio, CD/ DVD player, television, two way radio, inverter/charger.


The houseboat has a quiet generator and is powered by a 60 hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard motor.


SWALLOW is a beautiful, affordable houseboat which features economical 4 stroke motors, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 toilets and a day/night sofa bed.


The houseboat is fitted with a fridge/freezer, microwave, two-way radio, Television, VCR, cassette/radio/CD player, with air conditioning, gas heating and clothes washing facilities.


A large fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining area adjoins the rear outdoor entertainment area, allowing full view and enjoyment of the river and picturesque Murray River sunsets. Both rear and front decks are fenced for child safety.


Swallow also boasts a large upper deck with sun canopy.


As from December 2013, Swallow has been refurbished.


Orlando is a quality, open plan, mid-size open plan living area, pontoon houseboat, designed for one or two couples or family to cruise the Murray River in comfort.


Two bedrooms with sliding doors to deck areas. One queen bed zip aparts and a futon lounge is available for extra kids but maximum 4 adults only.Large rear deck with rod holders, bait board and fishing tool rack.


Canopied upper sundeck with soft cusion chairs and recliners plus drinks tables.

Features include:

 - 2 bedrooms with queen beds, wardrobe,ensuite toilets and handbasin/mirrors

 - Large central bathroom with spa bath and third (marine) toilet

 - Gas space heating with 2 outlets, evaporative air conditioning

 - Floor to ceiling windows, tables/chairs on both front & rear decks

 - Domestic style 240V electric fridge/freezer boosted with solar panels

 - Fully contained blackwater and galley waste with bathroom output filtered and  disinfected

 - Economical twin 60HP fuel injected 4-stroke motors & 3kVA inverter generator


If you have previously experienced Orlando out of Murray Bridge, SA come and enjoy her again in another stunning part of the river.





For the first time ever to the Riverland is a BBQ pontoon party boat for day hire. Let your hair down as you cruise the mighty Murray river.


This boat is for hire at a more than reasonable price for a day out on the water for up to 12 people.


With fences all round this boat is extremely safe for children and adults to twin pontoons also make this boat extremely stable on the water.


Cruise to the famous Woolshed brewery for an ale or two, climb the heading cliffs lookout or simply take your fishing rod and see if you can catch lunch.


This boat is fitted out with a BBQ, Luxury seating and fusion stereo system with IPod connectivity




Terragong Cottage


Terragong Cottage is a couple's retreat with river access for swimming, fishing or just relaxing on the waters edge enjoying a picnic and bottle of local wine.


Terragong Cottage is situated st 6 Evans Street, Renmark and is a short walk to the Renmark town centre, pub, club, cafés and restaurants.


Enjoy a scenic walk from Renmark to Paringa and back.  Visit local wineries, the famous Woolshed Brewery, Ruston's Rose Garden and other attractions Within the Renmark area.


Terragong Cottage consists of 1 bedroom with queen bed, fully equipped modern kitchen including dishwasher. Tiled bathroom with washing machine.


BBQ area and private car park.


River Murray Houseboats

Lock 5 Road, Paringa, South Australia 5341

Phone: 0427 899 102