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The Captain’s Cottage – a peaceful Murray River retreat

Nature Lovers will adore “The Captain’s Cottage”

Steeped in history this property was once the residence of Captain Bill Drage who was the last of the Murray River’s paddle-steamer captains.

Ideal for two to five people, the cottage provides a unique glimpse into the past, and with easy creek access and just minutes away from Renmark and Paringa, the property is the perfect mix of seclusion with access to quality restaurants, sightseeing, and river activities.

Wi-fi connectivity, a well-equipped kitchen, BBQ facilities, and an outdoor setting contribute to making this cottage a home away from home. A large lawned area, ideal for outdoor activities, and a fire pit in season is the perfect added touch. The front deck is a great place to sit at the end of the day and with a late check-out time, what isn’t there to love?



One of the highlights of the Captain’s Cottage experience is the complimentary access to quality kayaks. With nearby creeks to explore, guests can try their skills at kayaking, yabbying, swimming, and fishing. The double and single kayaks come complete with paddles, life vests, a dry bag, and a map, for adventurers.

There’s a choice between two scenic kayak loops, each offering a unique perspective of the river and its bird life. The included kayak hire allows for shorter and longer loops, making it a perfect activity for families and nature lovers.

For those seeking a more structured and guided kayaking experience, Canoe the Riverland offers guided tours, including Family Fun Days on weekends and school holidays. Suitable for groups with more children than adults, these sessions focus on building kayak skills and water safety through games and challenges. Led by qualified kayak instructors the sessions are filled with a variety of games and challenges. With 1.5 hours on the water, it’s a memorable experience for families and friends.

Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or a family seeking a unique getaway, The Captain’s Cottage on the Murray River offers a perfect blend of comfort, adventure, and relaxation. A historic gem to create memories that will last a lifetime.

For bookings and more information about The Captain’s Cottage and Canoe The Riverland click here.


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