The Murray River Walk is a 4 day/3 night guided walking journey allowing walkers to explore the unique creek, floodplain and wetland environments of the mighty Murray River in South Australia.
On top of the excellent walking experience, you get to sleep on a modern houseboat with plenty of creature comforts including tasty meals – with an Indigenous twist.
The Murray River Walk has engaged renowned native food specialist chef Andrew Fielke to design the menu to incorporate wonderful native food flavours such as lemon myrtle, wild lime, and quandongs into the evening dining experience.
Murray cod and callop are sourced from Parker Fish farm, a local cod farm in Renmark. The Murray cod is served with a lemon myrtle crust and a delicious wild lime beurre blanc sauce and paired with a Whistling Kite Biodynamic Viognier.
"Murray River Walk is proud to acknowledge the evidence of Aboriginal culture along the Murray River where the Erawirung people of the Ngarringeri Nation lived for thousands of years," says Tony Sharley, Managing Director (and Lead Guide) of Murray river Walk.
"Canoe trees and shield trees, middens and hearths remind us of Aboriginal people and their connection to healthy foodscapes. The authenticity of the experience is further enhanced by native food dishes featuring kangaroo, quandongs, wattleseed, Murray cod, callop and yabbies created by native food pioneer Andrew Fielke and remind us of the importance of a healthy river."
With the meals, all the wines served are locally produced with many being often unheard-of new varieties that are suited to the Riverland’s Mediterranean climate.
Riverland producers have embraced these varieties – petit manseng, lagrein, montepulciano, tempranillo – because they are suited to the Riverland climate of long hours of sunshine which enables organic, biodynamic and low input viticultural and winemaking practices.
These practices are important to Murray River Walk who aim for minimal impact with everything they do including the low food miles with the food and wine served.
Find out more at www.murrayriverwalk.com.au