Blanchetown in the Riverland, is under two hour’s drive from Adelaide, and the perfect spot to visit during winter. With average daily maximums of 18 to 20 degrees winters are mild with glorious sunny days, and cool, calm nights. Featuring accommodation options galore, a fantastic place to start is Rivershack Rentals – a booking site that has over 60 shacks to rent along the whole length of the Murray River. The shacks are renowned in the Riverland and they have one to suit every budget, from basic, to spectacular!
Alternatively, winter is the perfect time of year for a houseboat holiday. Family owned South Australian hall of famer – Griffens Marina Houseboats has five boats ranging in size from two to 12 berths. Some are pet friendly while their newest luxury addition has a rooftop spa! Be the captain of your own floating sunroom and enjoy stopping where you please and immersing yourself in the wonders of nature.
And, for a great meal and great views you can’t go past the heritage listed Blanchetown Hotel. Built in 1858 it’s the oldest pub in the Riverland and features a huge outdoor deck that has stunning picturesque views overlooking the Murray River. With a hearty winter menu featuring lamb shanks and their famous chicken schnitzels, go say g’day to owners Wes and Danni and enjoy an ice cold beer or glass of wine next to their roaring fire.
River Shack Rentals
Phone: 0447 263 549
Griffens Marina Houseboats
Phone: 8540 5250
Phone: 8540 5017