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Historic Murray River homesteads, cottages & working stations

Historic Homesteads and working stations on the Murray River

The historic homesteads and working stations located all along the Murray River are a brilliant way to explore the region. You've got a great opportunity to stay in these amazing homesteads with many of them lovingly preserved from an early era and rich in character, history and stories. Many of these homesteads were built by skilled craftsmen out of classic stone and are surrounded with gracious Victorian style gardens. Most of these historical properties are located near the Murray itself. You will be amazed with what you find as an experience in a big and beautiful homestead is the perfect way to enrich your soul and you can share with family and friends.

Perricoota Station

Echuca Moama, Victoria-New South Wales

Perricoota Station

This magnificent Victorian homestead offers every feature of the era, including tessellated verandahs and entrance hall, press wed iron high ceilings and marble fire places.

Perfect for Accommodation – Functions – Weddings – Conferences

The history in itself is amazing with photographs, paraphernalia, original telegrams etc.. the homestead was filmed in the old classic movie “All the Rivers run”. The setting is a dream with beautifully manicured lawns, shaded by some of the most magnificent trees planted up to 160 years ago. More...

Must Love Dogs Bed & Breakfast

Rutherglen, Victoria

Must Love Dogs B&B

Built in 1849 as the Globe Hotel it was frequented by many interesting characters of that era. One of these characters was Mrs McGillicuddy who was arrested for smoking opium and taken to the local goal. The top story of the hotel was burnt down approximately in early 1900’s, the bricks were relocated to the current Star Hotel.

The Globe Hotel closed down in the 1920’s and had many other lives arriving at it’s recent destination, after extensive renovations.

The Dining room is heritage listed with rugged brick walls and 14 foot ceilings, add to the experience of dining. Breakfast and dinner are served here.

Enjoy staying in the beautifully restored with 2 suites. One modern and one old worldly, whilst your pets are pampered by us.More...

Burrablis Farms B&B

Lake Boga, Victoria

Burabliss Farms B&B

Burrabliss Farms is a traditional style B&B where guests enjoy the charm and comforts of a country style home. Surrounded by large gardens, Burrabliss Farms is less than a ten minute drive from Swan Hill at Lake Boga, where you can swim, fish, ski, sail and picnic.

Your hosts Tricia and Bruce offer quality and luxurious accommodation where you can relax and unwind in a country environment absorbed by nature surrounded by peace and tranquility. More...

Lake Bywater Cottage

Walker Flat, South Australia

Lake Bywater

This historic 1886 cottage, nestled among the River Red Gums, has spectacular views of Lake Bywater and the River Murray.

The classic old world charm of this cottage has not been lost with the modern luxuries including a two person spa, fully equipped kitchen, three double bedrooms, large lounge and dining area.

Hire a canoe and explore the lake or sit back and enjoy the spectacular views in air conditioned comfort. More...

David Shearer Cottage B&B

Mannum, South Australia

David Shearer Cottage

This historic cottage was the home of one of Mannum’s most important forefathers David Shearer. David and his brother John started the very successful Shearer Factory, first as general blacksmiths and then went on to be innovative manufacturers of farm implements and machinery.

The original factory was located in what is now the car park next door to the cottage.David Shearer made Australia’s first steam car and built it in his Mannum factory.

We also have a 20 Million year old “Miocene” fossil wall in the Courtyard outside of the cottage.

For your enjoyment accommodation and all outdoor areas are totally non smoking and non pet.. More...

Pompoota Homestead

(near) Mannum / Murray Bridge, South Australia

Pompoota Homestead

A very unique property!

Welcome to Pompoota Homestead, situated on the banks of the mighty River Murray near Mannum, just an hour’s drive from Adelaide. The homestead is perfect for that special occasion with family and friends, with 5 acres of billabong, birdlife and river frontage.

It doesn’t get much better than this! With your own billabong alive with birdlife, fish, frogs and water lilies, this is the ideal holiday for bird-watching, fishing, canoeing, or to just relax and unwind. For those who prefer the faster pace, make use of the lawned river front with boating facilities and your own private beach.

So come and enjoy a quiet part of the River Murray with no neighbours nearby! More...

Chowilla Station

Renmark, South Australia

Chowilla Station

Located in South Australia’s, Riverland, nestled amongst the gum trees on the banks of the Murray River, Chowilla provides a unique experience for those wishing to escape to quieter and more laid back surroundings.

Chowilla offers affordable accommodation for families, groups and those who just need a break. Browse our site to see if we have what you need.

The Chowilla region has a rich history, both in terms of its occupation by Aboriginal man which goes back some 12,000 years and its relatively recent exploration and occupation by European settlers some 135 years ago. The Aboriginal word Chowilla (or “Tjowilla”) is reported by Tindale (1974) to mean “place of spirits and ghosts”, although the Robertson family record an interpretation as “good camping place”. More...

Wilkadene Homestead & Cottage

Renmark, South Australia

Wilkadene Homestead & Cottage

In its riverside setting, 15 minutes from Renmark, Wilkadene Cottage is like a home away from home. It is fully self-contained, has ducted air conditioning and will sleep up to 6.

Located in the grounds of historic Wilkadene Homestead, you can take a self guided tour of this settlement once serviced by paddlesteamers.

Feel free to experience homestead lifestyle – wander through the large gardens or gather fresh eggs for breakfast. Use of the outdoor gazebo and bbq, tennis court and kayaks are all free of charge, as are most activities at Wilkadene. In this nature lover’s retreat, see the area by pushbike or bush walk, watch the prolific birdlife, or just soak in the serenity. Choose comfortable beds in either the family or queen size bedrooms. So, enjoy a morning cuppa in the sunroom or relax in the comfort of the leather lounge. More...


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