Griffens Marina Houseboats is 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. See stunning 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. The Riverland Region in SA is blessed with a fabulous Mediterranean climate, and each season offers something special.

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 houseboat for your cruise. We are very proud of our family business, and offer Blanchetown's only houseboat hire exclusively from our private and secluded marina.

We love sharing our special part of the Murray and invite you to come aboard, so please call us on (08) 8540 5250 or email us to discuss your hire houseboat holiday needs.

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.

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 

APRIL 2017: 

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

Autumn is a magical time and river conditions are perfect at Blanchetown for a Murray River Houseboat holiday. The high river has been and gone, refreshing the riverine environment and leaving some amazing water mark features on the majestic gums that line the banks. The backwaters are brimming with life and there are so many birds around - it is such a joy to see.

The water is still lovely and warm for those who enjoy swimming...or just dangling your feet off the back deck! You always need to respect the river though, wear a life jacket when swimming or partaking in any water activities, and look out for submerged or floating hazards. 

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!

Cheers, Miriam

PS...We were absolutely delighted to be named the WINNER of Unique Accommodation at the South Australian Tourism Awards on Friday 4th November 2016! A great honour and we will now represent SA (and our beautiful Riverland region) at the Australian Tourism Awards this year.