Griffens Marina's hire houseboats are located exclusively on one of the most picturesque and uncrowded river stretches along the entire Murray River, in the Riverland region of South Australia only 90 minutes from Adelaide through the beautiful Barossa Valley.

It is time to spoil yourself and be seduced by the tranquillity of Australia's greatest waterway. Experience your very own unique river journey as you float along the Murray, surrounded by sunsets, sunrises and natural beauty and wildlife... all where cruising is so easy!

A River Murray hire houseboat holiday is perfect anytime of the year, and the Riverland Region in South Australia is blessed with a fabulous Mediterranean climate. Each season offers something special - from hot sunny days, cold nights, frosty mornings and balmy breezes.

Be immersed in nature.

The silence is captivating and the only sounds will be the splash of a pelican as he lands near by, the plop of the fish as he jumps on your line, the laugh of the kookaburra's in the majestic gums, or the swish of your paddle as you kayak through the backwaters.

Our hire houseboats are suitable for small or large crews - couples, families or groups of friends and are absolutely ideal for any occasion. Stylish and laid back, small to family size, we have the ideal Murray River hire houseboat for an iconic Australian holiday experience.

All our houseboats have features that set them apart, so let us help you choose the perfect hire houseboat for your cruise. We own all our houseboats, and we want to look after you as our special guests! We are very proud of our small family business and love sharing our special "backyard" on the Murray.

We are here to make your houseboat holiday unforgettable, so let us know if there is anything extra you require to have the most relaxing holiday ever.

Come and experience the excitement and luxury of captaining your own vessel on one of the BEST houseboat holiday destinations in Australia.

It will be one of the most relaxing holidays you will ever have, so please call us on (08) 8540 5250 or email  to discuss your hire houseboat needs.

Sit back, relax and let the world drift slowly by on a quality Murray River hire houseboat from Griffens Marina Houseboats at Blanchetown, in the beautiful Riverland region of South Australia.

Miriam Griffen

Miriam's News 

September 2017: 

Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website. We hope you enjoy having a look around.

It is hard to believe but spring is finally here. We love winter on our big, beautiful Murray River in the Riverland Region of South Australia, however we are ready for some more sunshine!

Spring time means warmer weather, mild days and crisp evenings as you relax under the twinkling stars....

The backwaters are brimming with life and there are so many birds around - it is such a joy to see. We can even hire you a double kayak so you can explore, discover and get to places you can't by foot! You will be amazed at the wetland birds you will encounter, and be dwarfed by the giant redgums standing like sentinels in the river (of course we also provide life vests for your safety.The river is a wonderful playground but you must always treat it with respect and take care at all times)

We give you plenty of tips and instruction on how to handle your houseboat during your show out lesson, and our instructors love pointing out their favourite mooring spots. You may even get told where the fish have been biting too!

If you need a relaxing break where you can reconnect with family and friends and experience a special part of South Australia's Riverland please get in touch - we'd love to welcome you on board one of our houseboats!

Cheers, Miriam

PS...We were absolutely delighted to be named the WINNER of Unique Accommodation at the 2016 South Australian Tourism Awards in November. A great honour and we were very proud to represent SA (and our beautiful Riverland region) at the Australian Tourism Awards earlier this year.