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.

Griffens' News 

November 2016: 

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

Due to the recent interstate rains, there is an increased water flow into S.A at the moment which is fabulous news for the environment! It is a very special time to holiday on the Murray and to experience a healthy rising river, especially the backwaters which are brimming with life. There are so many water birds around and the frog chorus at night is something to behold. We give you plenty of tips and instruction on how to handle your houseboat with the extra current, and as of 7th December our water level at the marina is now 50cm above normal pool level. Further upstream the river has risen even more and we expect to peak around Christmas time - fingers crossed the yabbies will also start to bite!

As always, you need to respect the river, wear a life jacket when swimming or enjoying any water activities and look out for submerged or floating hazards. The water has changed colour due to the inflows of organic matter from interstate and is just a sign of a healthy flowing river!

If you need a relaxing break where you can reconnect with family and friends and experience a beautiful part of the 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! A great honour and we will now represent SA (and our beautiful Riverland region) at the Australian Tourism Awards next year.