Jim Murphy has operated a very successful houseboat hire business on the Murray River in South Australia commencing with one small boat in 1996 and later registering the expanded business as Quality Houseboats in 2000.
As a result of his personal research at that time, he saw there was a niche opportunity for boats with separate ensuite bathrooms for each queen-sized bedroom.
Since then the Murray Explorer with 5 bedrooms/5 ensuites has been built and launched.
Quality Houseboats has been acknowledged as setting new standards of accommodation in the houseboat hire industry.
Murray Explorer is especially sought after by mature travelers who appreciate the comfort, privacy and convenience of having their own bathroom.
On your way to Paringa why not stop at Caudo Vineyard between Morgan and Waikerie. It is the perfect destination to sample some of their local produce, visit their cellar door, even get a vineyard tour. The vast lawned area provides the perfect setting on the river bank to enjoy a bottle of wine or two. Bookings are essential so please contact Jasmine at Caudo Vineyard Cellar Door on 0418 715 661 before you arrive to ensure you have an amazing visit. Caudo Vineyard are open Tuesday to Sunday 10.30-5. You must call ahead to make sure there are no weddings or private functions on to avoid disappointment!
Check them out at https://caudovineyard.com.au/
The Riverland has 5 fantastic golf courses, Waikerie, Bamera, Loxton, Berri and Renmark. Waikerie is the closest course to Morgan. It has large elevated greens surrounded by grassy mounds and hollows this challenging course is bunker free. It is a Par 72, 6100m. Check them out at http://www.golflink.com.au/news/golf-magazine/2015/09/riverlands-underrated-courses.aspx
Jim and Mark - thank you for allowing us to hire your houseboats over the March long weekend. It was a pleasure dealing with you both. We have some wonderful memories that we will treasure forever Josh and Kara - 2017
5 star friends, weather and accommodation – a recipe for a great holiday. Love the Murray - a place of tranquility and beauty
Surprised at the high tech and quality of the boat. Also surprised to survive 5 days with 6 strong women. Luckily I could lock my cabin door !!
Yes – a wonderful boat with superb attention to detail and thus great comfort and ease for crew to enjoy the fabulous Murray scenery
Highly salubrious floating edifice – 5 star accommodation. The most relaxing holiday we have ever had.
The best boat we have been on. Five star luxury, great weather. Great friends, food and wine. We will be back.
Quality boat. Top quality time. The shortest week of the year.Our 4th Quality trip. We will be back here same time next year.
The very best houseboat and the best time had by all. 10 days of good food and wine, the company of a dear friend on a floating palace – all the ingredients for a happy holiday.