4-Night Murray River Cruise by Classic Paddle Wheeler PS Murray Princess
All aboard a classic paddle wheeler for an unforgettable 4-night cruise along the Murray River that takes you into the Australian outback. Discover the rich heritage of historic riverside ports, including visits to an Aboriginal archaeological site, a typical Australian sheep farm, a vineyard with wine-tasting, and a native wildlife shelter. Throughout your trip, expect festive dinners and optional excursions as you take in the spectacular scenery and a variety of wildlife along one of Australia’s most important rivers.ItineraryDay 1: Adelaide to Mannum to join the PS Murray PrincessStop At:
Mannum, Mannum, South Australia
Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum,
birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication. Settle into your cabin, and perhaps head to the lounge and join fellow passengers for a relaxing departure drink.
Duration: 1 hour
• Dinner: Welcome Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Caurnamont - Outside Cabin on the PS Murray PrincessDay 2: Lock #1 and Burk Salter Boutique WineryPass By:
Lock 1, Murray River, Blanchetown, South Australia Australia
Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown through the first of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of water on the Murray River.Stop At:
Burk Salter, Paisley 72 Paisley Rd, Blanchetown, South Australia 5357 Australia
This afternoon we moor opposite to the township of Blanchetown
for our overnight anchorage. As the last rays of the sun fade, we
visit Burk Salter Boutique Winery and enjoy wine tasting at the
cellar door which is fitted out with beautiful red gum bars.
Duration: 3 hours
• Dinner: After dinner join in the fun and excitement of the "Murray River Cup"
Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Blanchetown - Outside Cabin on the PS Murray PrincessDay 3: Swan Reach and Sunnydale Woolshed ShowStop At:
Swan Reach, Swan Reach, Gippsland, Victoria
After breakfast we cruise downriver to picturesque Swan Reach.
The town was first settled in the 1850s, was originally the largest
of five sheep and cattle stations in the area and is now home to
native flower and fruit growers.
There's free time to visit the Museum or enjoy an ale or cappucino at the original Swan Reach Homestead, now the Swan Reach Hotel.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
River Murray, Murray Bridge SA 5254, Australia
When you arrive at Sunnydale, it’s all ashore for the Woolshed
Show to recreate some typical Australian woolshed history. Later
visit the Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia’s
most interesting native animals are cared for. And then of course,
there is the great Aussie Barbecue – cooked and served in a bush
setting on the banks of the mighty Murray River.
After dinner, there are two optional onshore tours to choose from
(additional cost). A Nocturnal Tour in a comfortable purpose-built
cart where you may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats and
owls and the Dark Sky Night Tour where you will be taken to an
internationally recognised Dark Sky Reserve to observe the stars
of the Milky Way. Night viewing binoculars and a telescope with a
digital control locator are available plus a tablet to locate and name
what can be observed with the naked eye.
Duration: 5 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Sunnydale - Outside Cabin on PS Murray PrincessDay 4: Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal ReserveStop At:
Ngaut Ngaut, Nildottie SA 5238, Australia
After an optional early morning Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional
cost) or a bush walk with the Captain, the vessel cruises slowly
downriver past magnificent cliffs scoured by the river over millions
of years. We reach Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of
Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, for a step back in
time – tens of thousands of years – for a guided boardwalk tour to
view ancient rock carvings and to learn about Aboriginal history in
Duration: 2 hours
• Breakfast: An optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (extra cost) is available this morning.
• Dinner: Tonight, join the Officers for complimentary pre-dinner drinks
(sparkling wine & soft drinks) before a delicious dinner.
Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Younghusband - Outside Cabin on PS Murray PrincessDay 5: Younghusband to Mannum to AdelaideStop At:
Mannum, Mannum, South Australia
This morning, leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After
breakfast reluctantly say farewell to the crew as you arrive at the
Mannum Wharf, for your coach transfer back to Adelaide.
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Lift access is available on board the PS Murray Princess"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 5 Days
Lugar de comienzo:
Adelaide Central Bus Station Franklin St, 83 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.