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LATEST NEWS from Griffens Marina Houseboats, Blanchetown

Every day is RIVERTIME when you are enjoying a houseboat holiday!

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

Come and experience mystical mornings, sunny days and beautiful sunsets at night.

Our wonderful Murray River is a picture of renewed life 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.

As Tourism Hall of Fame inductees for Unique Accommodation, and the proud holder of an inaugural Riverland Trust Mark – we offer 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

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.

Reflections – also perfect for 12 couples, giving you the luxury of your own bathroom!

6 queen size bedrooms, two large bathrooms, fully carpeted top deck with a Jacuzzi, sleek and modern houseboat ideal for couples and one or two 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!

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.”


“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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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 for full details and more information.


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