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Enjoy a Murray River cruise like no other. This seven night Murray River cruise covers 320kms of the mighty Murray River, between Blanchetown and Murray Bridge, plus the breathtaking river lands of South Australia. Onboard P.S. Murray Princess you will experience the great variety of sights and sounds of river life from a paddle wheeler and witness the scenes of the Murray's ever-changing landscape. The cruise will visit historic Australian places, indigenous sites and follow the region's food and wine trail, including a visit to the famous Barossa Valley and it's wineries.
P.S. Murray Princess departs Mannum on Friday & Monday at 4.30pm. Those who are self driving can board from 2.30pm after receiving free locked up car parking in Mannum and for those taking the free coach from the Adelaide CBD your departure time will be 2.00pm from the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel at 125 North Terrace, Adelaide.
P.S. Murray Princess returns to Mannum at 9.00am. Those returning to Adelaide via the free coach will be dropped back at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel between 12 noon - 12.30pm and the same coach will do a second drop off at the Adelaide Airport at 1.00pm.
The 7 night cruise is actually a combination of the 4 night and 3 night standard cruises put together.
On the Outback Heritage Murray River Cruise (4-Nights) P.S. Murray Princess will cruise North along the Murray River where you will experience spectacular scenery from towering riverside cliffs. On this river cruise you will see lots of Australian wildlife, visit a vineyard and taste some wine, take in an Australian farm stopover and visit one of Australia's most famous Aboriginal archaeological sites.
Mid way during your cruise you will arrive back at Mannum where you will join a complimentary coach tour (normally valued at $155 per person) to the famous Barossa Valley where many of Australia's world-renowned wines come from. You'll visit three premium wineries, have lunch and enjoy some free time in Tanunda before returning to your riverboat in preparation for the afternoon sail.
The Wetlands Discovery Murray River Cruise (3 nights) has an accent on the river lands with fascinating flora and fauna. During this cruise you will travel the backwaters of the Murray River in a smaller discovery vessel, take a guided walk and learn about the rivers food and wine trail, witness the spectacular Murray River cliffs surrounded by wildlife and visit an Aboriginal community to taste hand made chocolates using native fruits.
Over seven unforgettable nights, onboard P.S. Murray Princess, these two cruises combined offer the Ultimate Murray River Cruise in Australia.Itinerary (Click here to print this itinerary)
Late afternoon the famous Murray River paddle steamer, P.S. Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads upriver while you enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a Welcome Dinner. Sit back and enjoy your Murray River Cruise as your boat cruises under floodlight to your overnight mooring at Craignook. From the paddle steamer you may see nocturnal wildlife on the Murray River bank, watch for grey kangaroos, hair-nosed wombats, Murray River long necked tortoises and spoon-beaked echidnas. Your resident on-board entertainer provides music for those who enjoy the times of Murray River boat cruises.
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 will begin your journey upriver. Tonight the boat will moor at Craignook, where after dinner you can enjoy being entertained your talented crew.
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 metres cliffs of the upper river. Mid morning join everyone in the Sturt Dining room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the riverland's. At the 205km mark the Princess will turn and head down river to River View Lodge where your discovery vessel awaits for a backwater wildlife tour. Traveling in small, personalised groups, you will explore the maze of the river and the bird life is amazing. Watch for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river's muddy edges. During the afternoon also join the bocce or fishing challenge. This evening join the Captain and Officers for pre dinner drinks and the Captain's Dinner and Dance.
After breakfast, P.S. Murray Princess arrives at Mannum. Here you will join a complimentary coach tour (normally valued at $155 per person) to the famous Barossa Valley where many of Australia's world-renowned wines come from. You'll visit three premium wineries, have lunch and enjoy some free time in Tanunda before returning to your riverboat in preparation for the afternoon sail.
Mid-afternoon the paddle wheeler sets sail again from Mannum where you can take time to relax as the paddle boat cruises up the mighty Murray River allowing you to enjoy pre-dinner drinks. During the evening the Murray River boat will cruise under floodlight to an overnight mooring on the Murray River at Caurnamont. Keep your eyes peeled on the Murray River bank as you may see nocturnal wildlife including grey kangaroos, hair-nosed wombats, Murray River long necked tortoises and spoon-beaked echidnas. Settle in for a night's entertainment by an on-board entertainer who will provides music for those of you who wish a late night.
Daybreak comes on the Murray River and time for the keen photographers to be out to capture the special light and the morning movement of wildlife. Prolific bird life can be seen from the decks of the P.S. Murray Princes and includes pelicans, blue wrens and black swans. After breakfast it's time to cruise the Murray River again, this time the paddle steamer will cruise upstream to Blanchetown, through one of 13 locks which maintain the flow of the Murray River and levels of water. Shortly the river boat will reach Salter's Station for overnight anchorage. This evening, as the last rays of the sun fade, you can join one of expert guides for a tour of Burk Salter's vineyard on the banks of the Murray River, there is even time for a little wine tasting at the cellar door. Tonight enjoy all the fun and excitement of the Murray River Cup on board the P.S. Murray Princess.
After breakfast join a guide for a walk along the eco-sensitive wetlands of Salter's Station on the banks of the Murray River Australia. Back onboard the paddle steamer will cruise down the Murray River, after lunch many passengers enjoy an afternoon nap, watch the Australian landscape slide by, or enjoy a lifestyle and info-cruising presentation. During the afternoon your Murray River cruise will arrive at Sunnydale, ere it's all ashore for the Woolshed Sound & Light Show that recreates typical Australian woolshed history. Later that day a visit is made to the Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia's most interesting native animals are cared for. That evening your chefs will prepare a great Aussie Barbecue cooked and served in a bush setting on the banks of the mighty Murray River Australia. After dinner you will be treated to a nocturnal eco-tour by tractor and cart.
After breakfast the P.S. Murray Princes slowly cruises downstream along the mighty Murray River past magnificent cliffs scoured by the Murray River over millions of years. The next stop for the paddle boat is Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of Australia's most significant archaeological sites. Take a step back in time tens of thousands of years and join a knowledgeable guide for a boardwalk view of ancient rock carvings and learn about aboriginal history in the area. Back onboard the paddle steamer the boat will cruise down the Murray River to Younghusband. Along the way, adventure seekers can also take a speed boat ride. The P.S. Murray Princess will cruise past large billabongs, open expanses of water and cliffs amazingly high. Tonight the Captain and his officers host a spectacular farewell dinner onboard the P.S. Murray Princess.
After breakfast, P.S. Murray Princess arrives at Mannum where all new friends and crew reluctantly say farewell.Good to know
All meals, an exciting selection of shore-side tours. guided nature walks & eco-excursions, onboard presentations, use of spas & saunas, Captain's Dinner & Cocktail Party, live entertainment, 24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar and a free Barossa Valley Winery tour (valued at $155 per person) during your cruise.
Getting To Your Departure Point
A complimentary return coach picks up at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide at 2.00pm and on your return you are dropped off at between 12 noon - 12.30pm. The same coach will do a second drop off at the Adelaide Airport at 1.00pm. Complimentary locked up car parking is available at Mannum for those who self drive.
Accommodation in AdelaideBefore or after cruise accommodation can be booked with us at the same time as you book your cruise. The Mercure Grosvenor Hotel offers the following room styles: From 1 April 2017 through to 31 March 2018 *Standard rooms are $152 per room per night in Normal Season or $183 in High Season **Superior rooms are $163 per room per night in Normal Season or $192 in High Season Normal Season includes 01.04.17 - 09.10.17 and 11.12.17 - 31.01.18 High Season includes 10.10.17 - 10.12.17 and 01.02.18 - 31.03.18 Full Breakfast is an extra $20 per person *Positioned at the rear or inside of the hotel **Preferred positioning around the perimeter of the hotel
Double Bed $25 per person per night.
Optional Monarto Open Range Zoo (additional cost $60 per person)
One of the largest open-range zoos in the world & home to more than 50 species of exotic & native mammals, birds & reptiles. Your 2 hour guided tour will show you many of the zoos inhabitants including Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, White Rhinoceros, Cheetah, Lions, Hyena and Wild Dogs.
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