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.

From our family to yours...

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 holiday 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.

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Griffens' News 

December 2018 

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

SUMMER IS HERE...and with it sunny days, starry nights and the delights of new bird life everywhere. Already bookings are filling quickly so don't leave it too long if you want to jump on board during the warmer months. 

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.The river is a wonderful playground but remember to always treat it with respect and take care of its unique environment 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.

DAYDREAMER HOUSEBOAT, the latest addition to our hire fleet  - a fabulous 6 bedroom boat (12 berth) with a host of features ideal for large families or groups of friends - has the bonus of a fully heated large spa so is a great spot to be day or night! Already we have had local, interstate and international guests enjoy the many delights of Daydreamer, so start planning your own special dream holiday.

We love sharing our backyard and would be delighted to welcome you to our special part of the Murray River for a fabulous houseboat holiday.

Wishing you all the very best for the festive season, and may your New Year resolutions include booking a houseboat holiday in 2019!

Cheers, Miriam & Co.