The home of the wakeboarder, Murray River SA.

Cruising and wakeboarding back and forth on the Murray River, (South Australia) gave the wakeboard traveler a chance to see how some of the other people live their weekends on the banks of the Mighty Murray.

wakeboarding in murray river

If you are lucky and know someone with a ‘shack’ up the river, you know you are in for a great weekend.

The word ‘shack’ still applies up here when you talk about where you are staying. Let me tell you it does not mean a shanty little one bedroom lean too.

The term shack here on the river can easily mean 6 – 8 bedroom mansion with manicured lawns, personal boat ramps and sandy beaches to ski in and out of.

Where to Stay

No luck with a shack?

Ok. You may like to hire a houseboat at Mannum where you will find a plethora of choices to suit ANY wakeboarding budget. Or you can find accommodation in any of the many towns in the Murraylands area. Also, a short two-hour drive from Adelaide is a popular Youth Camp – Ankara, located on the banks of the Murray at Walkers Flat.

How to Get There

The Mighty Murray River (Google Map click HYBRID for better view) meanders through South Australia. Crossing the Victorian border entering South Australia’s ‘Riverland’ through the towns of Renmark, Berri, Loxton, Waikerie, Mannum, and on through the larger town of Murray Bridge, Tailum Bend before reaching the sea at Goolwa.