Houseboat Hirers Association CEO Peter Tucker says that despite reports of low water flows into the River Murray, the houseboat industry is in full swing and holidaymakers can still travel the full length of the river in South Australia.
So with river conditions in South Australia ideal for all leisure activities, our message to Australians is to grab your family and friends and book your dream River Murray holiday – all you need is a driver’s license and a few days to relax and unwind in serenity…
Australia’s mighty Murray River is not dry. It’s open for boating & recreational use…
The existing and continuing drought conditions are having a wide-ranging, negative and significant impact on lives and livelihoods across much of Australia. Drought conditions, say the daily press, are having a level of impact on recreational boating and holiday boating activities in several States but the good news is that, despite mischievous/misleading reporting in some quarters, the River Murray is not dry and is open for business.
FACT: The depth of water in the River, between the “Old Customs House” at the South Australian/Victorian and New South Wales borders all the way, 362 kilometres, downstream to Blanchetown is maintained at constant levels by a series of Locks.
FACT: All forms of enjoyable boating opportunities remain available in our region
FACT: The casual visitor to Murray River communities would be hard pressed to notice the “lower than normal” levels.
FACT: Ferries are operational and are still taking trucks and cars and boat trailers and caravans.