07/03/2019

Griffens Marina Houseboat trip, Blanchetown South Australia

Spent a beautiful week aboard one of Griffens Marina fabulous House boats on the River Murray starting at Blanchetown South Australia, this is a absolute stunning, peaceful section of river that carves its way through the country side with towering cliffs, beautiful willows and Gums with amazing views around every corner.

Was blessed with beautiful weather, and some amazing birds and scenery on our trip, hopefully presented in the images bellow…

A stunning section of river to spend some time

A stunning section of river to spend some time

Male Regent Parrot Polytelis anthopeplus Psittacidae

Male Regent Parrot Polytelis anthopeplus Psittacidae

Female Regent Parrot Polytelis anthopeplus Psittacidae

Female Regent Parrot Polytelis anthopeplus Psittacidae

Regent in flight, truly stunning birds and one of my favorite parrots

Regent in flight, truly stunning birds and one of my favorite parrots

Regent in name and in flight…

Regent in name and in flight…

Red-rumped Parrot Psephotus haematonotus Psittacidae

Red-rumped Parrot Psephotus haematonotus Psittacidae

The stars are so bright you feel like you can just reach up and touch them

The stars are so bright you feel like you can just reach up and touch them

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita Cacatuidae

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita Cacatuidae

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita Cacatuidae

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita Cacatuidae

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita Cacatuidae

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita Cacatuidae

Little Corella  Cacatua sanguinea  Cacatuidae

Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea Cacatuidae

Laughing Kookaburra  Dacelo novaeguineae  Halcyonidae

Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae Halcyonidae

Great Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo  Phalacrocoracidae

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Phalacrocoracidae

Great Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo  Phalacrocoracidae

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Phalacrocoracidae

White-faced Heron  Egretta novaehollandiae  Ardeidae

White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae Ardeidae

Australasian Darter  Anhinga novaehollandiae  Anhingidae, alson named the snake bird for obvious reasons

Australasian Darter Anhinga novaehollandiae Anhingidae, alson named the snake bird for obvious reasons

Australasian Darter  Anhinga novaehollandiae  Anhingidae

Australasian Darter Anhinga novaehollandiae Anhingidae

Welcome Swallow  Hirundo neoxena  Hirundinidae

Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena Hirundinidae

Welcome Swallow  Hirundo neoxena  Hirundinidae

Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena Hirundinidae

Australian Shelduck  Tadorna tadornoides  Anatidae

Australian Shelduck Tadorna tadornoides Anatidae

Australian Shelduck  Tadorna tadornoides  Anatidae

Australian Shelduck Tadorna tadornoides Anatidae

Australian Shelduck  Tadorna tadornoides  Anatidae

Australian Shelduck Tadorna tadornoides Anatidae

Pacific Black Duck  Anas superciliosa  Anatidae

Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa Anatidae

Australian Wood Duck  Chenonetta jubata  Anatidae

Australian Wood Duck Chenonetta jubata Anatidae

Australian Wood Duck  Chenonetta jubata  Anatidae

Australian Wood Duck Chenonetta jubata Anatidae

Eurasian Coot  Fulica atra  Rallidae

Eurasian Coot Fulica atra Rallidae

Purple Swamphen  Porphyrio porphyrio  Rallidae

Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio Rallidae

White-breasted Woodswallow  Artamus leucorynchus  Artamidae

White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus Artamidae

Tranquil calmness…

Tranquil calmness…

Whistling Kite  Haliastur sphenurus  Accipitridae

Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

Whistling Kite  Haliastur sphenurus  Accipitridae

Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus Accipitridae

Sacred Kingfisher  Todiramphus sanctus  Halcyonidae

Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus Halcyonidae

Sacred Kingfisher with a Shrimp

Sacred Kingfisher with a Shrimp

Tree Martin  Petrochelidon nigricans  Hirundinidae

Tree Martin Petrochelidon nigricans Hirundinidae

Tree Martin  Petrochelidon nigricans  Hirundinidae

Tree Martin Petrochelidon nigricans Hirundinidae

Australian Reed-Warbler  Acrocephalus australis  Acrocephalidae

Australian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus australis Acrocephalidae

Green Rosella  Platycercus caledonicus  Psittacidae

Green Rosella Platycercus caledonicus Psittacidae

Green Rosella  Platycercus caledonicus  Psittacidae

Green Rosella Platycercus caledonicus Psittacidae

Rainbow Bee-eater  Merops ornatus  Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus Meropidae

Hot pursuit!

Hot pursuit!

Rainbow Bee-eater  Merops ornatus  Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus Meropidae

Rainbow Cooling off with a dive into the water

Rainbow Cooling off with a dive into the water

Rainbow Bee-eater  Merops ornatus  Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eater  Merops ornatus  Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eater  Merops ornatus  Meropidae

Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus Meropidae

White Plumed Honeyeater cooling off…

White Plumed Honeyeater cooling off…

Australian Pelican  Pelecanus conspicillatus  Pelecanidae

Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus Pelecanidae

Australian Pelican  Pelecanus conspicillatus  Pelecanidae

Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus Pelecanidae

Australian Raven  Corvus coronoides  Corvidae

Australian Raven Corvus coronoides Corvidae

A beautiful old paddle steamer “Kingfisher” cruises by

A beautiful old paddle steamer “Kingfisher” cruises by

The start like the end is of yet another beautiful sunset on the river

The start like the end is of yet another beautiful sunset on the river

Griffens Marina's hire houseboats are located exclusively on one of the most picturesque and uncrowded river stretches along the entire Murray River, in the Riverland region of South Australia only 90 minutes from Adelaide through the beautiful Barossa Valley.

https://www.griffensmarina.com.au/

Thank you for stopping by, please see more images and other places to visit at my previous trips and locations page.

Bye for now…