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Murray River Cruise (from Adelaide: 4 days)

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 803

Step aboard Murray Princess and experience the ultimate outback riverboat adventure. Explore a timeless landscape, observe native wildlife close at hand and visit historic river ports.


Departing from the Festival City of Adelaide, this luxurious cruise down Australia’s most famous river offers a unique perspective on the region’s culture and wildlife.

Keep an eye out for nocturnal animals on the riverbank, which may include grey kangaroos, wombats and echidnas, then join your guide the following day for a nature walk and backwater wildlife tour. Small groups ensure you get the most of this opportunity to explore the hidden jewels of the Murray River, then learn about the River’s significance to the indigenous people at Pomberuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 803

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Depart Mannum

Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads downriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Mundurra you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises, egrets and many other species. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Day 2

Murray River Cruise

In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built at Edwards Crossing, which quickly became the bustling township of Murray Bridge. After a hearty breakfast, choose to join a guided tour of the town's historic landmarks and local attractions or go on a wildlife tour at Monarto Zoo (additional cost).

Those who choose to experience Monarto Zoo will arrive back on board the Murray Princess in time for lunch then join us in the Sturt Dining Room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the Riverland.

This afternoon, we continue our journey upriver and tonight we moor at Salt Bush Flat. After dinner, enjoy being entertained by our talented crew.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Murray River Cruise

All ashore for the guided nature walk where your guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna. It's a great way to get in a little exercise before the PS Murray Princess departs and cruises downriver.

Near Fromms Landing, we turn and head downriver to River View Lodge (near Piggy Flat / Coolcha) where your discovery vessel awaits for a wildlife tour. Travelling in small, personalised groups, we explore the maze of the river and the birdlife is amazing. Watch for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river's muddy edges.

The afternoon offers a choice of bocce or fishing challenges before joining the Captain and Officers for the farewell Captain's Dinner and Dance. Dress up and dance, if you wish.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Arrive Mannum and Disembark

We head back to Mannum and after breakfast, we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Departs from Mannum (includes coach transfer from Adelaide) on Fridays at 4.30pm, returning Monday at 9.00am (if taking coach to/from Adelaide the timings will vary)

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Meals as indicated
  • 24 hours self-service tea and coffee
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Onboard presentations
  • Captains Spectacular Buffet Dinner
  • Use of gym
  • Live entertainment
  • Complimentary coach transfers from Adelaide or car parking in Mannum if self-driving

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specifically mentioned
  • Drinks unless indicated
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

TB CAPTAINADL19CR: WDC1 DB
6 Mar 2020
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