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LATEST NEWS from Griffens Marina Houseboats, Blanchetown

Firstly, we are very excited and proud to announce we won the South Australian Tourism Award for Unique Accommodation for the third time on Nov 10th 2017, which inducted us into the Hall of Fame. We are a small family business dedicated to helping you have the best houseboat holiday possible, so feel very honoured we have been recognised for our services.

We would love to welcome you and your family to our special part of the Murray at Blanchetown, only 90 minutes from Adelaide through the world famous Barossa Valley. Our hire houseboats operate exclusively from our secluded marina with fully lawned moorings for easy loading and unloading and we offer complimentary parking with tons of room for cars, caravans and trailers.

Our small houseboats and Adventurer are also dog friendly, so you are welcome to bring your loved fur member of the family with you too (conditions apply)

Summer time means Rivertime. Come and experience magical mornings, sunny days and beautiful sunsets at night.

Our wonderful Murray River is a picture of renewed life after the big drink it received last summer, and the bird and wild life is prolific.

All our hire houseboats and the marina are operator owned, ensuring quality service at all times and we just love welcoming hirers to our riverine backyard.

We are also very proud holders of an inaugural Riverland Trust Mark – your assurance for a special tourism experience based on origin, quality and environment.

With a fabulous range of hire houseboats at Blanchetown, South Australia, you can plan your perfect houseboat holiday.

Scallywag and Scamp:
Two bedroom boats perfect for 2 – 4 people for a relaxing getaway

Reflections – 4 person ensuite option available

Adventurer:
4 queen size bedrooms and a bunk room, huge front deck for al fresco dining, ideal for family groups

Reflections:
4 queen size bedrooms, two large share ensuite bathrooms, third toilet/vanity room and separate laundry, stair case to top deck. Great for couples and larger families.

With great boats and a superb location, it doesn’t get much better!

For anyone interested in houseboating in Australia, or if you have any questions about our special South Australian houseboats, please contact us as we would love to help with all your houseboating needs.

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About Us

Griffens Marina is only 1.5 hours from Adelaide, South Australia, and is situated on the Sturt Highway, upstream from Lock One, making it the most accessible houseboat holiday destination in the Riverland. Our private waterfront marina offers flat, lawned access to your houseboat – making loading and unloading a breeze!

We can even recommend some great companies that arrange transfers for interstate and overseas visitors, so if you are after a special Murray River houseboat vacation, give us a call.

All hire houseboats at Griffens Marina Houseboats Blanchetown, are fully appointed, with quality appliances and furnishings, and sun protective canopies on the top decks.

With unlimited mooring spots, tranquil backwaters, prolific bird life and magnificent scenery, Griffens Marina is one of the best locations to start your river cruise.

“Your No. 1 spot for Houseboat Holidays on the Murray River in South Australia.”

Testimonials

“Had a great week cruising the Murray- wildlife, particularly the birds has been outstanding! Well worth the trip from England” Sam C. London, U.K.

“Out first Murray experience – perfect!” Ross K. Bunbury W.A.

“What a wonderful way to relax. We felt spoilt with all the amenities on board and very grateful we could bring our little dog along with us. Not sure who had the most fun” Sally G. Brighton S.A.

“Had the time of our lives – perfect balance of comfort, relaxation, adventure and lots of nature to enjoy”. Andrew J Stirling S.A

“Thanks again for a great week on the Murray – plenty of memories to take back home!” Tammy M Auckland N.Z

“Had a ball!!! This is paradise, so relaxing yet so exciting” Wendy H. Fairview Park S.A.

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Local Attractions

Blanchetown is only 135 kms from Adelaide, a casual 90 minute drive through the beautiful Barossa Valley, and is known as the “Key to the Riverland”.

Places of interest include Lock 1, where you can see the water tumbling over the weir, and pelicans feasting on the fish. Take a walk over the original bridge and marvel at the view – you may even be lucky enough to see the Murray Princess moored at the river bank.

It is also home to the first fish way, to assist the migration of native fish through the lock and weir system, and it is also designed to remove European Carp from the River.

Nearby is the Brookfield Conservation Park, which is sponsored by the Chicago Zoo, and you can often see the Southern Hairy Nose Wombat grazing for food.

Burk Salter Wines are open for cellar door tastings of their great range of wines, and tours of their wetland can also be arranged.

There are many historical buildings in Blanchetown, including the local hotel and Post Office, and more information can be obtained from the Blanchetown Internet Centre near Lock 1.

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Griffens Marina Blanchetown Specials

Weekend fun, summer sun!

Weekend fun, summer sun!

Have the best short holiday ever...

Looking for an affordable and comfortable houseboat for a 3 night getaway or family holiday on the fabulous Murray River? Check out Scallywag or Scamp at Blanchetown - only 90 minutes from Adelaide yet a million miles from the pressures of everyday life. Both are ideal for up to 4 people with two queen size bedrooms ( one splits into singles if needed) Cruise past ancient limestone cliffs, discover secluded moorings, enjoy the prolific bird life and get back to nature. Put the phone away and enjoy games of cards, read a book or gaze at the stars. Included in your hire is complimentary double kayak hire so you can explore the many backwaters. Larger boat packages also available!

Price: $1075.00

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Contact Details and Location

Griifens Marina is located directly off the Sturt Highway, 3km over the Blanchetown Bridge heading towards Waikerie.

Our private riverfront marina is above Lock 1, ensuring water levels are always perfect for a houseboat holiday.

Departing form Blanchetown enables you to experience lagoons, magnificent cliffs, wide river flats, abundant bird life and fabulous secluded mooring spots.

Blanchetown – it doesn’t get much better!

Griffens Marina Blanchetown

Miriam Griffen
Griffens Marina,
9131 Sturt Highway Blanchetown SA, 5357
Phone: 08 8540 5250

Please note that rates and houseboat features may be subject to change. Please visit our website www.griffensmarina.com.au for full details and more information.





 

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