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Nestled on the quiet banks of the Murray River, Blanchetown offers the perfect setting for a bit of rest and relaxation. The small Murraylands township is steeped in history and provides a summer oasis to recreational boaters. Camping is the most popular form of lodging along the river banks, but Blanchetown holiday rentals are an excellent choice if you like to enjoy the comforts of home while you travel.

Blanchetown River Accommodation

The appeal of Blanchetown to holiday goers is the eclectic, laidback atmosphere of the town. Original buildings from the mid 19th century remain standing, but the real charm of this Murraylands destination is the classic river shack. Don’t let the name fool you though; the typical Blanchetown accommodation is far from shabby. A variety of holiday rentals are available on the river, most with at least three bedrooms so they’re ideal for large groups.

Things To Do In Blanchetown

When travellers book Murraylands accommodation, it’s typically for a relaxing holiday and a chance to get away from the everyday routine. Blanchetown offers just that. Riverfront holiday rentals provide convenient access to all of the water activities available on the Murray, from swimming and fishing to boating and skiing. But even outside of the summer months there is plenty to see and do in Blanchetown.

Historical Attractions

The rich history of Blanchetown can be seen throughout the town. Established in 1855, when development first began in Blanchetown, a railway was proposed to run by the town. Instead, the line bypassed Blanchetown and growth of the small village slowed tremendously. The Blanchetown Historical Walk is a fun way to learn more about the interesting history of the area and the historic buildings that still exist.

In 1922, the first lock and weir of the Murray River system was constructed in Blanchetown. The system was originally intended to facilitate cargo trade, but the new railway brought a decline to trade by the river. The locks are still in operation however, and play a big role in maintaining the water level for boating and irrigational needs. The historical Blanchetown Hotel is another must see whenever you book a holiday rental in the area. The early pioneer construction has been well preserved, including the original handmade nails.

Find Your Home Away from Home in Blanchetown

While there’s plenty to keep you busy in and around Blanchetown, most accommodation rentals in the Murraylands area offer their own selection of entertainment. Outdoor BBQs, big screen televisions and game consoles, and relaxing balconies with amazing views are just the beginning of the features you’ll find in a typical Blanchetown holiday home. Pool tables, pontoon boats, and classic board games are other amenities offered. Many rentals are pet friendly and some offer outdoor camping areas to accommodate even larger crowds.

Whether you just need a quick weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of life in the city or you’re planning a relaxing family holiday for the entire clan, Blanchetown is an excellent destination. Booking a Blanchetown accommodation allows you to slow down, unwind, and enjoy lazy days basking in the beauty of the Murray River.

 

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An "Off the Grid" getaway for all ages

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Our group of 19 - simply did not want to leave! The surrounding nature is rich in quintessential South Australian land and Portee Homestead itself, filled with history... Everything was just perfect, ensuring an amazing and memorable weekend.
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Thank you so much for letting us use your property for the weekend, we had a fantastic time! What an amazing house and location, I can imagine it has set the scene for many wonderful memories, we definitely made some ourselves..
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