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.

Holidays are about creating memories and making dreams come true, and a River Murray hire houseboat holiday is the perfect choice anytime of the year.

The Riverland Region is blessed with a fabulous Mediterranean climate and 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 kookaburras 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.

So proud to win!

Griffens' News 

December 2017: 

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

Firstly, we are absolutely thrilled to announce we won the South Australian Tourism Award for Unique Accommodation on the 10th November and were also inducted into the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame for winning the Award three years in a row. For our small family business this is a huge honour, and one we are very proud of. We love sharing our backyard and would be delighted to welcome you to our special part of the Murray River.

Summer is a great time to enjoy all the Murray River has to offer  - warm to hot weather, and cooler evenings that are perfect for relaxing 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 - and with 2018 just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your special autumn or winter escape for next year!

Cheers, Miriam Griffen