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

Phone: 0427 899 102


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.


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.


For those seeking a relaxing and peaceful experience you will be amazed at the majestic scenery of ancient cliffs, the river mists rising in the morning, the incredible array of bird life, and the breath taking expanse of stars in the night skies! Imagine waking up to a different view each day, checking out the water birds skimming low across the water, fish jumping, and swans & pelicans coming within arm’s reach.


For the more adventurous, bring along your ski boat and wakeboard/kneeboard, and spend your days grabbing air, or practising your bunny hops and Indy's! HYPNOTIC has 2 ski hitches on the rear swim deck.

Take the provided Kayak for a quiet paddle to inspect an adjacent creek or backwater, and maybe catch a kangaroo or two by surprise!


Our solar power assisted electrical system and LED lighting on HYPNOTIC means that for most of the time you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the river without the constant chatter of a noisy generator! When the generator does automatically come on to help out the battery system, it’s below deck compartment reduces the resultant noise to a gentle hum.


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.


Class Act – It’s all that! A two storey 10 berth modern houseboat featuring a SPA on
the top deck and all the mod cons you need. Class Act provides you the comfort and spaciousness on board – just perfect for cruising the majestic Murray River in peace and serenity. Do a spot of fishing, ski off the ski deck or just take in the golden limestone cliffs and the wonderful bird life that abounds the river.


Features include:

 - 4 bedrooms – queen split apart beds (option:  rear lounge converts to 5th)

 - 2 bathrooms / 3 toilets plus hot & cold outdoor shower

 - Large corner lounge and extendable dining table

 - TV, DVD, CD player/radio with switchable speakers throughout the boat

 - Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and large separate fridge/freezer

 - Sundeck equipped with SPA, canopy and outdoor setting

 - Easy access to top deck by staircase

 - Air conditioning and flued gas heating

 - Washing machine & Tumble dryer

 - Large rear deck & swim deck with ladder into water





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


Car Licence required, .05 Driving Laws apply.



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