The Murraylands is a beautiful and fascinating area of South Australia. Centred along the lower reaches of the Murray River, Australia’s mightiest river, the Murraylands stretches from the Coorong in the south to Blanchetown in the north. With the wide, gentle river carving its way across the plains and through the hills, the Murraylands is a spectacular place to visit and enjoy the great outdoors. And with a wide range of towns and accommodation options to choose from, it’s sometimes hard to make sense of it all. But to really experience Murraylands life like a local, Airbnb is tough to beat. So read on, for some of the best Murraylands Airbnbs!
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Murray Bridge Airbnb Accommodation & Surrounds
The town of Murray Bridge is located, unsurprisingly, on the Murray River, about 75 kilometres east of Adelaide. As the name suggests, Murray Bridge was home to some of the earliest road and rail bridges across the Murray River, linking the cities of Adelaide and Melbourne. Today, Murray Bridge is one of the largest towns in South Australia, and is the hub of most tourist activities in the area. Highlights here include water sports on the river, like kayaking, rowing, fishing, skiing, and of course – cruising! Below are some of the best Murray Bridge Airbnb options.
The Cube Murray River
In many ways, life in Murray Bridge revolves around the ebbs and flows of the river. So, where better to stay in Murray Bridge than floating on the Murray itself! The Cube is a unique and quirky houseboat, moored on the banks of the river just south of town. With beautiful interior decor and an unbeatable location, The Cube is definitely one of the best Murray Bridge accommodation options.
The Cube has a single queen-sized bedroom, perfect for a couple’s getaway. It comes equipped with an en-suite, kitchenette, lounge area, comfortable outdoor deck, barbecue, a coffee machine, TV, and a 2-person kayak with lifejackets. Breakfast supplies are also included, and there’s no better way to start the day than a barbecue on your own private deck, watching the river drift by. Bliss.
Bakehouse on Sixth
Those looking to stay in the heart of Murray Bridge would do well to check out Bakehouse on Sixth, an historic cottage right in the centre of town. Built of local bricks in the early 20th century, Bakehouse on Sixth has been fully restored and brought into the modern era with all the associated conveniences, but without compromising the building’s historic features.
Inside, you’ll find a comfortable queen-sized bedroom, a kitchenette with coffee machine, air conditioning, smart TV, Blu-Ray player, wifi, and a large bathtub. Continental breakfast supplies are also included, getting your holiday off to a great start.
Floating House on the Murray River
Staying in a houseboat is an excellent way to really appreciate the Murray River and all it has to offer. Located near the centre of Murray Bridge, this bright and modern houseboat is a comfortable and appealing way to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
With a generous queen-sized bedroom, this Floating House is a great choice for a romantic getaway. There’s plenty of windows to maximise light, and the house also comes with a kitchen, coffee machine, air conditioning, TV, and a comfortable lounge room. One great feature is the big deck out over the river, perfect for launching kayaks, canoes, jet skis, or just dropping in a fishing line!
Mannum Airbnb Accommodation
Located just to the north of Murray Bridge, Mannum is another of the main towns directly on the Murray River itself. With calm, placid waters, Mannum is one of the best spots along the Murray for watersport activities like kayaking, jet-skiing, and fishing. It’s also home to several paddle steamer boats that cruise up and down the river. There’s a lot of great Mannum Airbnb choices, so let’s have a look at the best accommodation in Mannum.
Mannum Mallee Tents
Just a couple of minutes north of Mannum is this fascinating glamping (glamorous camping) experience. Situated among 40 acres of rolling mallee scrub, this beautiful bell tent is well designed, fully equipped, and extremely eco-friendly.
Each tent comes complete with a queen sized bed, solar lighting, a BBQ, coffee facilities, and an off-grid composting toilet. With spectacular views of the night sky and splendid isolation for a relaxing getaway, these Mannum Mallee tents offer an unrivalled experience.
This large, spectacular home is located a few minutes walk from the main street of Mannum, and is everything you’d want in a riverfront getaway. In a prime position, directly on the riverfront, Waterfront Bliss comes fully equipped for the perfect holiday. There’s a private beach at the front of the garden, nearby boat ramp, and a large shady verandah for watching the world pass by.
Inside, you’ll find four bedrooms and a total of nine beds, with enough space to accommodate 13 guests: perfect for a large family or group of friends. There’s also a full kitchen with coffee making facilities, a laundry, comfortable lounge and dining areas, barbecue area, a TV, and air conditioning. For those with larger groups, it’s definitely one of the best Airbnb Mannum accommodation choices.
Tailem Bend Airbnb Accommodation
Tailem Bend is a quaint and friendly town, located along the eastern bank of the Murray, about 20 minutes drive south-east of Murray Bridge. Home to the Tailem Bend Motorsport Park, a utopia for petrolheads, Tailem Bend also has fantastic options for those after a more relaxing stay. Let’s have a look at some of the best Tailem Bend accommodation options.
Located right on the riverfront, just a few minutes walk from town, Cook’s House is a large and modern property that’s perfect for a luxurious getaway in the country. Newly built, bright, clean and sparkling, with well-appointed furnishings, Cook’s House has everything you need, and in the perfect location too – with direct river access from the property.
Inside, there’s four bedrooms with space for up to eight guests. Every room has a large and comfortable queen-sized bed, plus a smart TVs with Netflix. Elsewhere in the house, there’s a full kitchen with a coffee machine, a laundry, generous living areas both inside and out, a deck, barbecue, and air conditioning for those hot summer days. Those needing a bit of extra space can also hire out nearby Cook’s Hut for an extra charge, adding an extra bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.
Emu Retreat Tailem Bend
Sitting in a quiet and relaxed part of Tailem Bend, Emu Retreat is a cosy and welcoming room in a family-run bed & breakfast. With comfortable furniture and appealing stylistic touches, you’ll feel right at home at Emu Retreat.
The single bedroom contains a queen bed and a single bed, comfortably accommodating a family of three. There’s also a recently renovated bathroom, a kitchenette with fridge and microwave, free WiFi, a TV, and an outdoor barbecue area. It even includes a generous continental breakfast, which is always a great way to start the day!
Meningie Airbnb Accommodation
Meningie is a pleasant and friendly little town, located on the shores of Lake Albert. Here is where the Murray’s waters flow into two large lakes (Lake Albert and Lake Alexandrina), before eventually emptying into the Southern Ocean further south. It’s a beautiful and relaxing spot, with the peaceful lake lapping gently at the town’s shore. For some of the best Meningie accommodation, check out the following Meningie Airbnb choices.
Coorong Cabins - Wren Cabin
Just 10 minutes from Meningie, and right on the shores of the famous Coorong (a long narrow lagoon between the ocean and the mainland), lies Coorong Cabins. There’s several cabins available on site, but the highlight is definitely Wren Cabin, a funky and modern cabin right on the waterfront. With bold primary colours, trendy furnishings, and modern touches, Wren Cabin is the perfect base for exploring the area.
With a single generous king-sized bedroom, it’s ideal for a romantic getaway or couples’ retreat. Wren Cabin is also fitted out with a full kitchen, bathroom, outdoor area, hammocks, canoes, a TV, and WiFi. There’s also a nearby communal games room with a bar, toys, games, and entertainment. Guests are also treated to local produce (including wine and chocolate!) on arrival, and breakfast supplies are included too.
Coorong Waterfront Retreat, Meningie
Located on the shores of Coorong lagoon, this Waterfront Retreat is large, modern, comfortable and well-equipped. Beautifully designed with large windows to maximise both light and views, the whole house is brimming with modern touches and furnishings.
With three bedrooms accommodating six guests, it’s ideal for larger families or small friend groups. Inside you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry, large open-plan lounge and dining room, air conditioning, wifi, and an indoor fireplace as well. Surrounded by gardens and situated right on the lagoon, Coorong Waterfront Retreat is definitely one of the best Coorong Airbnb options.
Coorong Airbnb Accommodation
The Coorong is a long, narrow lagoon that runs along the coastline of South Australia for over 140 kilometres. With tranquil water and sand dunes on both sides, it’s a genuinely unique location in Australia, and perfect for getting out among the environment. There’s plenty of great places to stay in the Coorong area, so let’s have a look at some of the best Coorong accommodation selections.
Salt Creek Holiday House
Those looking for pure isolation will find it hard to beat the Salt Creek Holiday House, located at Salt Creek in the Coorong area. With the nearest services more than 60 kilometres away, it’s a fantastic spot for getting away from the noise and bustle of the city, enjoying the river and the fresh country air.
The house itself is a rustic style country home, with plenty of space and interesting historic features – the two brick chimneys were part of the Salt Creek Inn, and date back to the 1820s. There’s three bedrooms in the house, but smart use of bunk beds means it can accommodate a whopping 16 guests! A full kitchen is included along with a laundry, air conditioning, TV, bonfire pit, and a large entertainment shed with a pool table, barbecue, and more. And best of all, there’s a large deck directly overlooking the Coorong, perfect for a sunset beverage (or two!).