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Murray River Cruise (from Adelaide: 4 days)

4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 789

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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4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 789

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Day 1

Depart Mannum

The morning is at leisure in Adelaide before travelling to Mannum to join the cruise. The PS Murray Princess departs the historic Mannum, birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads downriver while you enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a welcome dinner. You may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank, including grey kangaroos, wombats, tortoises, echidnas and many other species.

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, join a guided tour of the town's historic landmarks and local attractions. This afternoon you begin your journey upriver. Tonight, you moor at Salt Bush Flat, where after dinner you can enjoy being entertained by the talented crew.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Murray River Cruise

All ashore for a 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 Murray Princess departs for the big river gorges and 90 metre cliffs of the upper river. Mid-morning venture to the Sturt Dining Room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the riverlands. At the 207km mark you turn and head downriver to River View Lodge where your discovery vessel awaits for a backwater wildlife tour. Travelling in small, personalised groups, you explore the maze of the river, and the birdlife is amazing. Watch for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river's muddy edges. Late afternoon, photography enthusiasts have a great opportunity to capture a spectacular river sunset before joining the Captain and Officers for pre-dinner drinks and the finale Captain's Dinner and Dance.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Arrive Mannum and Disembark

After breakfast this morning, the PS Murray Princess arrives at Mannum where you will reluctantly say farewell.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information


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)


  • 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


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


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.

8 Mar 2019
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