Welcome to PS Julie Fay B&B

Paddlewheeler "Julie Fay" B&B

Romantic Couples Retreat

Nestled on the bank of the mighty Murray River, in South Australia’s famous Riverland district, the vintage PS Julie Fay is a unique waterfront accommodation experience for couples seeking privacy in a stunning natural setting.

From the comfort of your fully serviced suite, you will experience river life on this charming paddle-wheeler without the hassle of cruising the river to find a mooring.

Birds and fish abound in these world-recognised wetlands, sunsets display full glory, the stars are bright in the night sky and sunrise brings a dawn chorus of birdlife.

Exploring the Riverland is easy because wineries, breweries, restaurants and food markets are only a short drive away.

This is a true nature experience that will refresh your soul.


Gas stove-top

Fridge & dishwasher

Coffee maker

Microwave oven

Continental breakfast provisions


1 open room

1 queen bed & 1 sofa bed

2 guests, 3rd person extra charge (Strictly children over 12 only)

All linen provided




Towels provided

Bathroom essentials


Complimentary use of Kayaks

NBN Wifi

Chromecast-enabled flat-screen TV

Board games & playing cards

Swim deck

Local brewery, restaurants

Top Deck

360 degree views

Weber BBQ

Outdoor setting

Reclining chairs

Wheelhouse access


Mains power

Air conditioner (r/c)

Combustion Stove (June, July, August)

Gift platter & local ales

Park by the gangplank

Late checkout, 12 noon

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835 Murtho Road, Murtho, SA

Ultimate Waterfront accommodation perfectly situated in her own private mooring on the Murray River.

In SA, between Renmark and the Victorian border.

5 minutes from Paringa, 10 minutes from Renmark, just over 1 hour from Victoria’s Mildura Airport.

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


Monday to Thursday:$225 per night
Friday,  Saturday & Sunday:$250 per night
Third Person:$50 per night
(not available June to August)


Discounts for Multiple Nights:
% off total price, excl. third person

3 Nights: 10% (up to $75 saved!)

4 Nights: 12% (up to $117 saved!)

5 Nights: 14% (up to $168 saved!)

6 Nights: 16% (up to $228 saved!)

Please note that there is a 3-night minimum over long weekends and a 2-night minimum for all other times.

Important: Julie Fay is not for the purpose of hosting anyone other than those who have officially booked. As a surveyed and registered boat, strict capacity regulations apply.

Please read our Terms and Conditions

Contact Us

Names: Ruth and Jim Roberts
Phone: 0475 754 222
Email: contact@canoetheriverland.com
Address: 835 Murtho Road, Murtho, SA 5340

Closure Dates

11-25th Dec 2021

Jan 15 to Feb 6th 2022

9 – 23 July 2022

17 – 25 Dec 2022


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Gift Vouchers can be found here.

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Coronavirus Precautions

We hold ‘COVID-19 Clean Practicing Business’ accreditation through the Quality Tourism Framework.

Visitors are required to consider in advance as to whether they have any flu-like symptoms, have been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19, or traveled to a high-risk area. If so, we request they contact us immediately and defer their visit until they have been asymptomatic for 28 days or can provide a clearance letter from a physician.

We are happy to reschedule their visit to a future date.

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