Murray River Accommodation above Renmark

Riverland Cottage for Families & Kayakers

Welcome to the perfect river getaway!

Surrounded by nature, woken by birdsong and your quality kayaks are eagerly waiting at the waters edge. The Murray River provides creeks to explore by kayak and there’s time to set up for some yabbying, swimming and fishing.

Two queen bedrooms plus sofa beds make it the perfect getaway for nature-loving families. Cosy & snug all year round!

Captain's Cottage

The delightful Captain’s Cottage was home to last of the River Murray’s paddle-steamer captains, Captain Bill Drage.

The cottage is ideal for 2-5 people who love:

  • History & nature
  • Free access to quality kayaks & kayak trails
  • The yesteryear experience of amenities in out-buildings

Within minutes of Renmark-Paringa, our property has Murray River frontage with easy creek access.

Cottage Features

Two bedrooms with queen beds (linen provided)

2 Double sofa beds (no linen)

Large living room with ceiling fans

Air conditioning in all three rooms (r/c in main bedroom and living area)

Kitchenette with fridge, microwave & electric kettle

Spacious verandah with powered awnings

Free Wi-fi

Outside Area

Kitchen with large stove, fridge, dishwasher, crockery


Large lawned area

BBQ and outdoor settings

Fire pit in season

The river is 300m from the Cottage. Walk or drive.

Double & single kayaks with paddles, life vests, dry bag & map

Captain's Cottage surrounded by trees next to a creek

Riverland Cottage Location

835 Murtho Road, Murtho, SA

Between Renmark, SA and the Victorian border.

5 minutes from Paringa, 10 minutes from Renmark, just over 1 hour from Mildura.

The perfect mix of seclusion yet access to quality restaurants, sight-seeing and river activities.

Accommodation Pricing

Minimum 2 Night Stay: $210 per night

Longer stays are welcome during peak periods:

3 Night Discount: 10% off the full amount
4+Night Discount: 15% off the full amount

Arrive from 3pm, leave by 11am

We have a Strict max. of 5 people & 1 dog so no visitors please.

Contact Us

Names:Ruth & Jim Roberts
Phone:0475 754 222
Address:Canoe the Riverland
835 Murtho Road
SA 5340


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“What a great place to unwind. My family of four loved our two night stay at Captains Cottage. Very comfortable cottage with plenty of room, comfortable beds (even the sofa bed) and a great kitchen and bathroom and while they are separate to the main house they are very close and having them separate adds to the experience. The included kayak hire is great. There are 2 loops which include back water channels and the main river. We did both the shorter ~1hr loop and the longer ~2hr loop which took us closer to 2.5hrs at a very leisurely pace. Both are very scenic with plenty of bird life. The front deck is a great place to sit at the end of a day kayaking. The late check-out is fantastic (and rare). Overall we all had a great couple of days staying at the Captains Cottage” – Aaron 2022


“Thanks a lot for providing us cozy wonderful cottage. Would recommend it to anybody looking for a place spending time quietly. Loved the fact that hosts were very friendly and welcoming as it made us feel like home. Canoeing was the best part of our journey.” – Nisansala 2022



“Ruth and Jim are lovely hosts, we had a nice weekend in the Captains Cottage that is only a 300m walk to the River Murray.
Unfortunately we didn’t have the time to take the kayaks out to explore more but the location is perfect!
The cottage itself is comfortable, the bathroom, albeit outside the main living and bedroom areas is well appointed and the fire pit is an absolute must! our daughter loved the toasted marshmallows!!” – Brett 2022

Full Terms and Conditions



A fire pit is available in season. Please bring all your own firewood or buy some from us when you arrive. Collecting our fallen timber is not permitted and all fire regulations must be observed. Your camp fire is to be extinguished by 10pm.


One dog is welcome but please keep your pet on a lead near the water.


Music and voices through speakers do not fit with our environmental expectations.


Please note we don’t provide motorboat access. You can launch from the Wilkadene boat ramp and moor your boat near our waterfront. Both Renmark and the Woolshed Brewery are reachable from our site. Please respect that our guests come for the tranquillity so minimise noise and wakes along our waterfront.

PS Julie Fay

Hire of the Captains’ Cottage is not available in conjunction with hire of PS Julie Fay B&B.


Smoking is not permitted inside.

Extra Considerations

Fruit and Vegetables

Please note that, as a food production area, Renmark is struggling to control a fruit-fly outbreak. Please be aware of current laws and regulations for moving fruit and vegetables in and out of the area.

Busy Periods

Some times are not always peaceful on the river: Despite our relatively secluded position, the river will be busy on long weekends and school holidays.

Cancellations and Refunds

A full refund will be made for any bookings cancelled in writing up to the Saturday before check-in (check-in being 3pm on Friday, the first day of your booking).

There is a 50% refund if your booking is cancelled within 3 – 7 days of check-in. There is no refund if cancellation is made within 48hrs of check-in.


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