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Support Local Business on the Upper Murray River – Echuca Area and Lower Murray River – Adelaide and surrounds

12 January 2023
Upper Murray River

Cruise the Upper and Lower Murray River and immerse yourself in the waterfront serenity. The
river offers two very different experiences, and three boat options. These iconic Murray River
cruises
are a great way to support local businesses who have been working hard despite
difficult environmental conditions. Taking a cruise not only supports the local business and
communities but it will give you the opportunity to see the varied landscapes of the Murray
River, wildlife and produce, all while enjoying a holiday.

Echuca River Boats

Echuca, Victoria

Echuca is a small town that borders the Murray River in northern Victoria, close neighbors with
Moama on the New South Wales side of the Murray River. Echuca is best known for the Paddle
Steamers that depart from its ports. The PS Emmylou is currently the only paddle steamer
offering overnight accommodation in the Southern Hemisphere. Echuca is a lovely heritage
town on the banks of the meandering, old gum-lined Murray River. Rich in culture, it’s home to
the Historical Society Museum, Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, the National Holden Motor
Museum, and many lively shops and restaurants.


The town of Echuca, though rich in history, relies heavily on the tourism that its fleet of
riverboats attracts. With plenty of water activities, museums, and cultural landmarks at each end
of the cruise. Additionally, the cruises visit wineries, farm stations, country towns, indigenous
sites rich with heritage, and wildlife experiences. All bringing business to the local communities.

Murray Princess sail on the Murray River

Mannum, South Australia

Just over an hour from Adelaide lies Mannum, a picturesque waterfront township that is best
known for the paddle wheeler the Murray Princess which embarks and disembarks in Mannum.
The Murray Princess is an ideal cruise for large groups, with accessible options it is a popular
choice for many people. There are also a number of houseboats that allow visitors to capture
the serene river setting. The town has a range of activities to offer, nature lovers will enjoy the
peaceful bird sanctuary, picnic grounds, fishing, native walks, and Mannum Waterfalls. Dining
and shopping experiences are also plentiful. Mannum is also a great base to experience
close by wine regions such as Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley.

Proud Mary docked by a park

Murray Bridge, South Australia

When cruising the lower Murray River, the town of Murray Bridge is an aquatic paradise worth
visiting. Heritage-listed buildings, rich Aboriginal and European history, and quaint dining and
restaurant experiences accompany the bustling streets. Murray Bridge is also where you will
find the Proud Mary for a boutique river cruise experience with only 18 cabins. It is a lovely
group size to get to know the other guests.

Murray Bridge is also home to the largest open-range safari park in Australia. Monarto Safari
Park allows visitors to choose from a range of incredible up-close experiences with many
African animals. The safari experience paired with the Murray Bridges water sports and river
cruises allows visitors to have the best of both worlds.

Renmark, South Australia

Nestled into the majestic banks of the Murray River, Renmark is known for its native wildlife that
calls the vast wetlands home. Just three hours’ drive from Adelaide Renmark is not only
surrounded by wine country but home to Twenty Third Street Distillery, a gin lovers’ paradise,
the distillery produces some of the best Gin Australia has to offer. One of the most popular
cruises on offer are the special itinerary destination cruises to Renmark only offered once a year
or bi-annually.

Loxton, South Australia

Similar to surrounding towns along the Murray River, Loxton boasts incredible wildlife
experiences, spectacular gardens, a nationally recognised golf course, local wine, bushwalks,
boating along the Murray River and so much more.
The Loxton Historical Village is a stop that you shouldn’t miss. It houses over 45 buildings and
sites that convey the household items, machinery, and farm equipment that were used by the
early European settlers. This piece of history makes Loxton a must on your trip through the
Murray River region. Again, one of the special itinerary destination cruises to Loxton offered on
a yearly or bi-annually basis.


Recent floods, bushfires, and the pandemic have devastated the towns and businesses along
the Murray River. Australians and international visitors are being invited to support the
communities along the Murray River, with a Murray River Cruise. There are few better ways to
experience everything the Australian waterways and native wildlife have to offer than by boat.