Murray Princess Cruise

4 day Cruise - from £569

A short introduction to the beautiful and historic Murray River between Walkers Flat and Murray Bridge aboard a traditional paddle steamer.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Free time to explore the township of Murray Bridge
  • Spotting wildlife on guided nature walks
  • Fascinating Riverland food and wine presentation
  • Optional Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour
  • Dinner and dancing

Your Cruise

A memorable experience on the beautiful and historic Murray River aboard a traditional paddlewheeler. Admire the diverse fauna and flora and sample some of the food and wine from this famous region.

With less than 120 guests, the Murray Princess provides a personal and intimate style of small ship cruising, exploring the ecosystem of Australia’s longest river by day and dining on delicious fresh produce by night. There is a choice of well appointed cabins ranging from the outside facing Stateroom, Outside Cabin and Inside Cabin. All have private ensuite bathrooms, electric blankets and daily servicing.

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Your Itinerary

Day 1: Mundurra

(Friday) Depart Adelaide on the complimentary coach transfer and travel to historic Mannum where you 3 night cruise will depart at 16:30. Learn about the significance of this quaint township as the birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication as you head downriver whilst enjoying pre-dinner drinks and a Welcome Dinner.

As the Murray Princess paddles pound the calm waters watch out for the nocturnal wildlife on the banks of your floodlit overnight morring at Mundurra. Watch for kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises, egrets and many other species.

Enjoy the evening entertainment and dance the night away before settling down in your private cabin.

Day 2: Murray Bridge

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 chose to experience Monarto Zoo will arrive back on board the Murray Princess in time for lunch. Continue cruising upriver with a brief stop-over in Mannum for a fascinating visit to Mannum Dock Museum (additional cost) or some free time to explore the township.

The journey upriver continues towards the overnight mooring at Salt Bush Flat.

After dinner, enjoy being entertained by the talented crew.

Day 3: River View Lodge

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 Murray Princess departs for the big river gorges and 90 metre cliffs of the upper river.

Mid-morning, join your fellow travellers in the Sturt Dining room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the Riverland.

Just after 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 Dinner and Dance.

Day 4: Mannum & Adelaide

Your cruise meanders its way back to Mannum and after breakfast, it is time to say a reluctant farewell as you arrive at the Mannum Wharf.

Complimentary coach transfers will then take you back to Adelaide city centre (11:30) or airport (12:00)

4 day Cruise - from £569

Departures:

Departs Friday at 16:30 from Mannum. Complimentary transfers from Adelaide depart from 13:30 from a choice of central locations.

Cabin Upgrade Options

Upgrade your cabin accommodation with the following options.

Stateroom – 12 square metre cabin with double bed providing access to the outside deck walkway – from £979

Outside Cabin  12 square metre cabin with twin bedding and opening out onto the outside deck walkway – from £739

Double Bed – Upgrade your Inside or Outside Twin Cabin to a double bed configuration – from £50

Optional Tours

Enhance your cruise experience by pre booking the optional tours.
Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour – from £36
Barossa Wine & Heritage Tour – 
from £98

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Price shown based on twin inside cabin.

3 Night Murray Princess

YOUR CRUISING EXPERIENCE

Delightful small ship cruising with plenty of on-shore activities and excursions. Enjoying a cruise will be the highlight of your Australia holiday.

Your cruise includes:

  • 3 nights cabin accommodation on board the Murray Princess
  • All meals, morning and afternoon teas
  • Return scenic transfers from Adelaide
  • On board nightly entertainment
  • On shore excursions
  • Guided nature walks and excursion
  • Captain’s Dinner & Dance

Facilities:

  • Two air-conditioned lounges and dining room
  • Comprehensive resource library
  • Sundeck
  • On board shop
  • Guest laundry
  • Lift facilities
  • Gym with exercise equipment
  • Complimentary WiFi

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