Only a two-hour drive from Mildura (which is a six-hour drive from Melbourne), Renmark also is set on the banks of the mighty Murray River and is home to the River Rambler. This amazing houseboat takes you on an afternoon of discovery that you are unlikely to forget. The River Rambler crew collect you from your campervan door (right outside the Renmark Riverfront Big4 Holiday Park, that is) and whisk you away for an afternoon of cruising … and great scones!
It’s great to also get a good feel for the area and also learn the all important history of the mighty Murray River. The Renmark township has all services and amenities you will need and if you love olives, then there are some great little olive farms in the area too. The river itself is mainstay of the region and we just couldn’t get enougdh of the quirky houseboats that line her riverbanks. Some people we met had been living on the river for more than 30 years and know no other way of life. It’s so tranquil and such an awesome way to watch the ever-changing flora and fauna. Even with Sheree’s bad photography skills she still managed to get some great shots. Mind you, it’s not hard in this environment!
As the sun sets behind the most picturesque backdrop it’s then time to taste some of the best local wines in Australia, and they are all grown, picked and bottled in Renmark.
PETER “SPIDA” EVERITT