The Murray River is a magnificent example of Australia’s natural beauty, and the Dreamboatel is the perfect way to enjoy it in comfort and style. If you are the kind who likes to explore, however, we have a number of experiences available for those who would like to explore more of the river – and beyond!
For the keen angler, the Dreamboatel is the perfect fishing vessel. With fishing equipment for hire and in-built features instrumentation for fish finding, depth, speed, wind speed, wind direction and engine revs, you will find yourself lost in the beauty of the river while hunting for the legendary Murray Cod.
A holiday in South Australia would not be complete without visiting the legendary Barossa Valley Wine region. The Dreamboatel offers a chauffeured minibus service so you can enjoy your sightseeing and wine tasting tour through the Barossa Valley Wine region to the Mannum Waterfront in safety, comfort and style. Marvel at the breathtaking views from Mt. Lofty Summit and encounter the acoustic magic of the Whispering Wall.
Some wineries charge a small fee for tastings. Lunch is available at a number of venues at your own cost.
Kayaking/Canoeing and Water-Skiing
For those wanting to branch out from the Dreamboatel to explore the mighty Murray River up close, we offer a number of canoe and kayak hire services. Explore the many creeks and backwater lagoons the Murray is famous for. Explore the magnificent sandstone cliffs and secluded sandy beaches. Cruise past the river’s famous paddlesteamer wrecks and historic homesteads or experience the majestic sunsets as you trail through lagoons teaming with wildlife.
The Dreamboatel also offers Boatel canoes for hire.
Winding its way through Easter South Australia and surrounded by glorious river red gums, the Murray River is home to some of the most beautiful bird life in Australia. There are several stunning reserves available to explore for those hoping to catch sight of the Spotted Nightjar or the Whistling Kite. These stunning reserves include:
Gluepot Reserve: Situated 60kms north of Waikerie, this reserve has been set aside as the last stronghold for a number of Australia’s most threatened bird species, especially the Black-Eared Miner. Gluepot encompasses one of the largest ares of the malle in Australia and features some of the land’s oldest mallee woodland. Volunteer workers ensure that a visit to the reserve will truly make your day.
Brookfield Conservation Park: Situated just to the west of Blanchetown, close to the Murray River. Originally set aside as a preserve for the hairy-nosed wombat, these adorable animals can be seen emerging from their burrow at sunset. The park also features an extraordinary range of bird life that varies with the seasons – meaning no two visits to Brookfield will be the same!
Swan Reach Conservation Park: Situated on the south side of the road between Swan Reach and Sedan, opposite the sign for access to Yookamurra Sanctuary, this heavily wooded park features many amazing Australian birds including honeyeaters, thornbills and the beautiful woodswallow.
The Bookmark Biosphere Reserve: Situated around the Murray River near Renmark, this reserve includes the beautiful Danggali Conservation Park. While remote, the park offers camping for the keen, bird-watching enthusiast so you can experience the stunning bird life both day and night!
The Dreamboatel is located near the historic riverport of Renmark, only an hour’s drive from Mildura. Why not take a day to explore this vibrant part of the Riverland community? Featuring lush lawns and rose gardens, national parks, river cruises, water sports, bicycle hire, historic homesteads, the Renmark Gliding Club and the historic black stump, Renmark has plenty to offer sightseers and thrill seekers alike. Take a step off the Dreamboatel and discover all the wonders Renmark has to offer.
Renmark is home to Australia’s Largest Rose Garden and home to the National Rose Collection of Australia. Located only 5km from Renmark, step off the Dreamboatel and experience the magnificent rose garden featuring over 50,000 rose bushed and over 2,000 varieties of roses. Relax in the Visitor’s Centre with a cappuccino or enjoy a gourmet lunch in the fully licensed cafe. Browse the Ruston retail store for all your beauty product needs, local arts and crafts, books and unique gifts for your friends, family and guests.
Want to take your favourite flower home with you? Visit the onsite florist for a bouquet designed especially for you.
For the more mechanically minded, Ruston’s Roses also features a magnificent Classic Car Museum, featuring historic cars from MG, Citroen, Amilcar, Ford, Zeta and Bradford. Ruston’s truly has something to appeal to everyone – be sure to make it part of your Dreamboatel experience!