A relaxing float down the Murray River is the best way to experience South Australia's activity and scenery filled shorelines. Almost from Adelaide to Canberra the river crosses a huge amount of terrain through red rock canyons and untouched wetlands. The Murray River is a historic shipping route and passing towns are filled with local legend and tangible artefacts of their unusual histories. The longer journeys hire a houseboat which can be expensive but lets the attractions seemingly arrive at the gangplank in between cocktails and snoozes. Others prefer to rent a canoe to explore smaller inlets, a sailboat for shorter river jaunts and of course a steam paddler to reconnect with history. Trips start from every which-way on the Murray so just deciding to go is the most important step.