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Join Women’s Fitness Adventures on this iconic Australian adventure.

We are hiking and cruising the Murray River in South Australia and have our own private houseboat for the week.

This adventure is introductory hiking  combined with peaceful cruising which immerses you in a landscape rich in native fauna and flora. Become part of the pioneering history of paddle steamers.

We hike between 12 and 14 km daily and arrive each afternoon at our private houseboat complete with hot showers and a spa on the top deck where we can relax and watch the world go by.

Each night our guides prepare locally sourced three course meals paired with wines from the Riverland. All food and alcohol* is included in this package.

Come and join us on this wonderful adventure of fitness, relaxation and great scenery paired with local foods and wine. A perfect escape that has it all.

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Please refer to the Booking Terms And Conditions associated with this adventure before you make your booking.

*responsible consumption applies

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Day One: Monday 25th July

Adelaide – Renmark

Today is departure day. We take a morning flight to Adelaide followed by a private transfer to Renmark where we stay overnight.

This afternoon we have time to explore Renmark before our Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Twin Share

Meals: Dinner

Day Two: Tuesday 26th July

Renmark – Headings Cliff

We enjoy a hearty breakfast before meeting our guides and transferring to our adventure.

We organise our backpacks and board a boat for a 14 km cruise along the mighty Murray River to the start of our hike at Woolenook Bend.

We discover old horseshoe lagoons and learn about the site of the World War II internment camp during lunch on the riverbank.

Today we cross the little creeks that feed the red gum forests and box woodlands and gently climb the sandy cliffs covered in native pine and native lilies, rising to a magnificent view of the vast Murray River floodplain.

It’s a short transfer across the river to board our houseboat.

Each afternoon we have the option of dipping our feet in the river, enjoying a hot spa, a campfire, local beverage and tasting plate or all of the above! What more could you want?

Tonight is a 3 course dinner paired with local wines

Hiking Distance: 12 km

Cruising Distance: 14 km

Accommodation: Houseboat – Twin Share

Meals:  Breakfast| Lunch| Dinner

Day 3: Wednesday 27th July

Headings Cliffs –  Chowilla Creek

We have an early start this morning. We are up before dawn with our head torches on and walk to the rim of the Murray River valley to enjoy a spectacular sunrise.

Marvel at the geological layers in the cliffs formed by wind, ocean, freshwater lakes and the river.

Returning to our houseboat we settle in for a delicious breakfast before our daily hike begins.

With lunches packed, we depart for a day of discovery.

We see Aboriginal Canoe trees, dense red gum forest and small islands hidden along the way.

Look out for the kangaroos and emus here as we forage for saltbush leaves for breakfast tomorrow.

We board our houseboat and cruise to our evening destination to enjoy a local tasting plate as we dip our feet in the cool waters of the Murray River and soak up the beauty of our surrounds.

Hiking Distance: 14km

Cruising Distance: 10 km

Accommodation: Houseboat – Twin Share

Meals:  Breakfast |Lunch| Dinner

Day 4: Thursday 28th July

Chowilla Creek – Queens Bend Cliff

We enjoy a hearty breakfast this morning before cruising to the Chowilla Creek Environmental Regulator to learn about environmental watering and new stewardship for the river.

We hike along the meandering Chowilla Creek and visit the proposed site of the 1960’s Chowilla Dam.

Restored wetlands and waterbirds inspire us and after lunch we traverse Bunyip Reach Cliffs and capture the beauty of this landscape on route to Queens Bend Cliffs.

Queens Bend Cliffs is where we complete our hiking journey before returning to our houseboat as the late afternoon sun illuminates the cliffs.

Hiking Distance: 10 km

Cruising Distance:18km

Accommodation: Houseboat – Twin Share

Meals:  Breakfast| Lunch| Dinner

Day 5: Friday 29th July

Bunyip Reach Cliffs – Renmark

After our last breakfast onboard we relax on the river bank or take a 2 km walk along the river, before we all cruise together through Lock 6 and experience the fall in river level.

We continue cruising downstream on our houseboat, enjoying a scrumptious morning tea.

It’s time to reflect on our experience, marvelling at the riverscapes we’ve just hiked along, before arriving at historic Wilkadene Woolshed.

It’s a BBQ and brewery tour here before our private transfer to Adelaide airport for our night flights home. Please note that depending on flight times an extra night’s accommodation in Adelaide at your own cost may have to be factored in here.

Hiking Distance: 2km

Cruising Distance: 23 km

Accommodation: Houseboat – Twin Share

Meals: Breakfast| Lunch|

Here's What You Get

FITNESS TRAINING

Our  Mighty Murray River Fitness Adventure is graded Introductory 

The walking is introductory with daily hikes ranging from 10km – 14 km. The terrain is relatively flat with two gentle cliff climbs up and down a 40 metre rise.

You will need an average level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure.

As soon as you book your Multi Day Adventure, you can get started with training.

Through booking into the adventure early and allowing time to train, those with an introductory plus level of fitness will find this an achievable goal – provided you put in the training. 

Here’s what you get:

  • A hike training plan relevant to your adventure.
  • Online Group Adventure meetings for fitness motivation, hints, tips and Q&A sessions
  • Access to the closed Outback Queensland Fitness Adventure Facebook Group.

In person Group Hike Training is available and is an optional extra. The link to purchase the sessions is available in the specific Member Resources page for this adventure.

These training sessions are held in Brisbane once a month on a Sunday and are shared with members booked on a variety of adventures.

These sessions are ideal if you are:

  • Wanting to benchmark your fitness level
  • Looking to meet other women on adventures
  • Keen to boost your fitness level.

The training program has been developed by Women’s Fitness Adventures, based on years of experience and qualifications in both the fitness industry and hiking in the outdoors.  

ACCOMMODATION

During The Mighty Murray River Fitness Adventure, our accommodation is as below:

Hotel for one night – Renmark, Twin Share.

Private Houseboat – twin share.

All our accommodation is clean and comfortable.

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MEALS

In this itinerary we have catered for all breakfasts, lunches and dinners

4 Breakfasts

4 Lunches

4 Dinners

Your alcohol whilst onboard our Houseboat is included with our dinners every night.

Remember alcohol is dehydrating and the goal is to hike each day.

Should you have any special snacks that you can’t live without, you are welcome to bring these with you.

YOUR LEADERS

Your experienced Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W. Leader is with you all the way.

From the moment you arrive in Adelaide (or if you are travelling there with your C.R.E.W Leader) until the time you leave she will be your ultimate fan and support.

Your C.R.E.W Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and is your first point of call once you are on the adventure.

We also have local guides on this adventure and a registered skipper and crew for the houseboat.

GEAR AND EQUIPMENT

Within a few weeks of your booking being confirmed, you will have access to your Gear and Packing list.

By sticking to the list, you will be well prepared for The Mighty Murray River Fitness Adventure

Each day you will be required to carry your own day pack.

If you are new to adventures and do not have the gear, please hold off until our Member Night at the Adventure store or your first training session where you can talk to your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader

Women’s Fitness Adventures regularly holds information and education evenings with our preferred Adventure store partners.

At these events you will be able to receive professional advice, adventure specific information, a fun night out and the Women’s Fitness Adventures Members’ discount on equipment purchases on the night.

Your C.R.E.W Leaders are carrying Emergency Communications Equipment and a group first aid kit.

SUSTAINABLE ADVENTURES

Our fabulous adventures allow you to create memories and friendships that last a lifetime. At Women’s Fitness Adventures we are also committed to sustainable adventures so that the places and spaces we go will also last well beyond our lifetime and the many generations to follow. Sustainability starts when you join our community and never ends.

We are committed to the principles of minimal impact, leave no trace, tread lightly and give back to the local community. Here’s how we do that for all of our adventures (short and long)

Consumables

  • We encourage “no plastics” so bringing refillable water bottles, reusable cups and cutlery where applicable and using lunchboxes where plastic can be minimised
  • It’s a leave no trace principle, so all food scraps, toilet waste and rubbish items are carried out. (See our Masterclass on Toileting for the Trail)
  • We are committed to reducing paper waste inside our organisation and have implemented a paperless booking system.

Transport

  • We encourage the use of public transport or carpooling to minimise the use of motor vehicles.
  • When flying, we encourage you to offset your emissions by purchasing carbon offsets.

Minimal impact

  • We have a “tread lightly” policy where we stay on known tracks and paths, minimising our impact to bush, plants and wildlife.
  • Before we embark on an adventure or trail, we brief you on the flora, fauna and any other considerations that form the uniqueness of the environment so that you understand and appreciate the minimal impact approach.

Accommodation & Adventure Partners

  • Where possible we partner with fellow Eco Certified businesses who follow the same eco philosophies
  • Our destinations are all pre-arranged and when we camp we do so in designated campsites.
  • Our adventures have all the applicable National Park permits and licenses to operate.
  • Our “give back” policy also applies to the locations we stay – choosing local operators, businesses and townships where funds spent go directly to small business owners – doing our part to create sustainable communities.

SAFETY

Safety is our number one priority. Your C.R.E.W Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and your Guides hold Wilderness First Aid Qualifications.

All guides and leaders have current CPR Qualifications.

In the event of extreme weather conditions or conditions beyond our control, the adventure may vary from the itinerary. Please be aware of this and accept this as part of the adventure. Your personal safety is our highest priority.

KNOWLEDGE

Our  Mighty Murray River Fitness Adventure comes with a dedicated, local and professional hiking guide.

Our guide, along with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader, who is there to support YOU, will ensure that you leave with not only knowledge of the local area, but also priceless memories.

These elements, along with our amazing C.R.E.W make our  multi day hikes transformational. Some kind of “magic” happens with the group.

FRIENDSHIP

From the moment you book on to the The Mighty Murray River Fitness Adventure, you will begin to make new friends. It all starts with the training.

Our adventurers tell us that they love the opportunities of meeting others before the adventure in the Closed Facebook Group or in person at training.

Many of our members have gone on to become great friends. You can read some of the friendship stories by clicking here.

PRICELESS MEMORIES

Our multi day hikes are transformational. Some kind of “magic” happens with the group.

Here is what Melinda said about her Italian Adventure in 2019

“It was just the level of fun! The comradeship and sense of adventure was great with the entire group of ladies. Also the fact that every single step was never repeated. The variety of walks was super. The adventure was coordinated so well and ran like clockwork” Cinque Terre, Italy 2019.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What you carry

    You will only need day packs to carry your food and water for the day.  You may also have personal items that you might like to carry along such as extra clothing, rain-jacket, sunscreen and camera. The weight of this would vary around 5-7kg.

    A comprehensive gear list will be supplied to you long before the adventure so that you can feel confident that you have the right gear.

    Within a few weeks of your booking being confirmed, you will have access to your Gear and Packing list.

    By sticking to the list, you will be well prepared for The Mighty Murray River Fitness Adventure

    If you are new to adventures and do not have the gear, please hold off until our Member Night at the Adventure store or your first training session where you can talk to your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader

    Women’s Fitness Adventures regularly holds information and education evenings with our preferred Adventure store partners.

    At these events you will be able to receive professional advice, adventure specific information, a fun night out and the Women’s Fitness Adventures Members’ discount on equipment purchases on the night.

  • Fitness Level

    Our  Mighty Murray River Fitness Adventure is graded Introductory 

    The walking is introductory with daily hikes ranging from 10km – 14 km. The terrain is relatively flat with two gentle cliff climbs up and down a 40 metre rise.

    You will need an average level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure.

    By booking into the Murray River Fitness Adventure, you automatically become a Discovery C.R.E.W Member, which gives you access to adventure training.

    It’s up to you how you want to train for this adventure. Upon confirmation of your booking we will be in contact to go through the options with you.

    Option 1. In person, Group Hike Training, delivered monthly in Brisbane in a bushland setting

    Option 2. At home Hike Training utilising the online functional fitness sessions and your 6 month training plan

    We advise you do as much training as you can before the adventure.  The more you train for this hike, the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world.

    Fitness Goals

    If you’re at a beginner level we can help you with your goals to successfully prepare for this trip.

  • Weather
    The weather in JULY

     

    Average temperature 17 degrees celsius
    Average rain 17mm

     

    Even in the depths of winter, The Murray is famous for its mild weather and glorious sunshine. Stunning sunrises and sunsets can be found throughout the region, with the river and forests glowing in vibrant reds and oranges.

    It is important to come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group. Weather can sometimes be unpredictable.

    In the event of extreme weather conditions and other factors beyond our control, the adventure may vary from the itinerary. Please be aware of this and accept this as part of the adventure. Your personal safety is our highest priority.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    The following is INCLUDED as part of the adventure:

    • All transfers that form part of the daily activity whilst on the adventure
    • Nightly accommodation for 4 nights – twin share
    • Your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader
    • Local Professional Wilderness Guide for the adventure
    • All necessary permits & Licenses
    • Public Liability insurance
    • Comprehensive First Aid kit and emergency communications equipment
    • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinners
    • Alcohol is included on board our houseboat
    • Private transport from Adelaide airport to Renmark and return to Adelaide airport

     

    The following are not included

    • Airfares
    • Vaccinations & medical expenses
    • Travel Insurance
    • Transfers other than specified
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Alcohol other than that on houseboat
    • Souvenirs & gifts
    • Meals & food not specified in the itinerary
    • Entrance fees unless specified
    • Items of a personal nature
  • Booking Terms and Conditions

    Booking Terms and Conditions

    (Including cancellation policy)

     

    Please read carefully the terms and conditions of this contract.

    These should also be read in conjunction with the website Terms and Conditions. 

    In completing and submitting the Booking Form, you agree to be bound by these conditions which constitute the agreement between Women’s Fitness Adventures ABN 99 126 975 880 and you.

    No purported variation of these conditions will be effective unless in writing and signed by a person so authorised by Women’s Fitness Adventures. In these terms and conditions reference to “Women’s Fitness Adventures representatives” means staff of Women’s Fitness Adventures and its officers, employees, agents, licensees, guides and other third parties and representatives and the land management authorities in each country in which the tour is conducted, or any of them.

    Final Itineraries and gear lists and other relevant information will be emailed no later than 14-21 days prior to adventure departure date.

    Prices

    All prices are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice. The price is only guaranteed once paid for in full by you.

    Price changes can occur between the time you make a reservation and the date of full payment. Therefore pricing is subject to change until final payment has been received.

    Factors influencing price changes can be currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and other provider increases outside of our control. Please be aware of this.

    Note you must be a financial member AT THE TIME OF YOUR ADVENTURE DEPARTURE to access the member price. If you are not a financial member at the time of your adventure departure you will need to pay the difference between the member and non member price for this adventure.

    Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy

    Please note the payment terms including the cancellation policy.

    • An initial non refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure your place on this adventure.
    • Once a booking is confirmed, payment must be received within the payment terms as advised by Women’s Fitness Adventures in the table below.
    • Failure to pay within the deadline will result in automatic cancellation of your booking.
    • Payments are accepted by direct deposit, by cheque or by credit card. There are no surcharges for bookings made through the Women’s Fitness Adventures website
    • When your credit card is processed by Women’s Fitness Adventures you agree to not have your payment ‘charged back’ or reversed by your credit card provider where the services have been provided.
    • Direct Deposit payments can be made to the following account with the adventure and your initials as the reference:      Women’s Fitness Adventures    BSB 084-447    Account: 837616982

    Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy for Members

     

    All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to [email protected] Your cancellation date is the date when written notification is received.

    Payment Terms

    Payment Due Date Amount
    On Booking

    (25% non-refundable deposit)

    $975

    (25% non-refundable deposit)

    March 25th 2022 $1950
    May 25th 2022 $975

     

    Cancellation Policy

     

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before March 5th 2022 Total loss of deposit
    Between & Including

    March 25th 2022 & May 25th 2022

    75% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    May 25th 2022  & Departure Date

    100% of full adventure cost
    After Scheduled Adventure 100% of full adventure cost

    Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy for Non-Members

     

    All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to [email protected] Your cancellation date is the date when written notification is received.

     

    Payment Terms

     

    Payment Due Date Amount
    On Booking

    (25% non-refundable deposit)

    $1050

    (25% non-refundable deposit)

    March 25th 2022 $2100
    May 25th 2022 $1050

     

    Cancellation Policy

     

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before March 25th 2022 Total loss of deposit
    Between & Including

    March 25th 2022 & May 25th 2022

    75% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    May 25th 2022  & Departure Date

    100% of full adventure cost
    After Scheduled Adventure 100% of full adventure cost

    No refunds are provided should you have to leave the adventure early.

    As our adventures are so popular, please be aware that if you cancel your place, it will most likely be taken by someone else so you should consider this carefully.

     

Here Is What Other Women Say About Our Adventures

” Knowing the leaders has been a most positive part of my life. From the very beginning I have been encouraged to do my best. Everything about the adventures has been amazing” Mt Koscuisko 2017

Merlene Madge

“It was just the level of fun! The comradeship and sense of adventure was great with the entire group of ladies. Also the fact that every single step was never repeated. The variety of walks was super. The adventure was coordinated so well and ran like clockwork” Cinque Terre, Italy 2019.

Melinda Schulte