The Riverland possesses some of the best untouched natural environments and a there range of unique and authentic experiences where you can learn more and connect with not just nature but yourselves as well.
One of our passions at The Frames is sharing with you, our deep love for the Murray River. We believe that through creating a connection to place, you enrichen your travel experience.
Explore and connect with the Murray with our favourite natural experiences!
There is something nostalgic about hopping on a bike and pedalling your way around a new destination. Cruise through the eucalypt forests of Paringa Paddock on our power assisted bicycles, stopping to marvel at the tree tops and hear the quiet of the Australian bush. Our bikes are available to all of our guests, just ask us about using them and we will prepare them ready for your adventures.
The Murray River is comprised of more than just the main corridor, there are many creeks and lagoons that support the healthy functioning of the river. Explore these creek systems on our Backwaters Secrets Tour. An exclusive experience for guests of The Frames, spend the morning quietly cruising along creeks in our customised and comfortable small boat. Ducks and herons go about their daily routine while you enjoy morning tea under ancient red gums. Your guide will prepare a cooked lunch with the Murray River as the backdrop to the intimate dining experience. A friendly emu might pass by and whistling kites will be soaring way up high. If you desire, your guide can take you by boat to the famous Woolshed Brewery take you back to your villas with time for some more afternoon adventures.
Banrock Station has long been an icon of the Riverland, the wetland and wine centre showcasing the passion for conserving the environment and producing great wine side by side. In 2002, the Banrock wetland was listed under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, recognising its international significance as habitat for threatened species and migratory birds. The restored wetlands can be viewed up close with self-guided walking trails that wind their way through the lagoons (with the assistance of boardwalks), mallee bush and floodplains. The trails are a great way to view the diverse wildlife that Banrock is committed to conserving and learning more about the role of wetlands in a river system.
Multi day walking journeys have long been recognised for their ability to provide the walker with a personal challenge. However they also allow the walker to gain a greater understanding and connection with place. Murray River Walk is one such walk that achieves both of these and over 4 days shares with guests the magic of the Murray. One of the Great Walks of Australia, Murray River Walk includes quiet cruising and gentle walking through the Riverland Ramsar area of international significance. Guests will experience the diversity of landscapes and birdlife in an area that spans from Renmark to the SA/VIC border. Each night is spent on a comfortable houseboat that moves to your daily walking destination and your passionate guides prepare 3 course meals nightly.
Another great way to explore the shallow creeks and lagoons is by canoe or kayak and Canoe the Riverland is where you can hire equipment or join a guided tour. Canoeing is a great way to watch kangaroos resting on the shore and small wrens as the flit around the bush. The quiet ‘swoosh’ of your paddle dipping in and out of the water, adding to the chorus of bush sounds.
Birdlife Australia’s Gluepot Reserve contains 6 nationally endangered bird species and a diverse range of flora and fauna. A guided birding tour of Gluepot Reserve with Bellbird Birding Tours is the best way to spot most of the area’s sought-after species. On a tour you might see the elusive Malleefowl, Scarlet-chested Parrot, Regent Parrot, Gilberts & Rufous Whistler, Striated Grasswren and Shy Heathwren. Specialising in high quality birding trips throughout Australia in small groups, Bellbird Tours are led by professional, experienced and passionate guides.
View our Experiences page for more recommendations on exploring the sights, tastes and history of the Riverland