10 Day Majestic Murray River Albury to Adelaide Tour GVHMR10
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10-Day Majestic Murray River Albury to Adelaide Tour
Coach Tour Departing 19/10/2024
This 10-Day Murray River tour with day cruises brings together the best of the Murray River and the surrounding towns from Albury to Adelaide.
This a great value holiday with something different to offer.
Our tour begins in Albury on the Victorian-New South Wales Border and ends near Goolwa in South Australia. Along the way, we will visit historic river towns such as Echuca, Swan Hill, and Mannum, see a number of the major river lakes and be entertained and informed by local characters who live by and are part of the history of the Majestic River Murray. It’s by far the largest river in Australia. It begins as a small stream in the Australian Alps and 2520 river kilometres later it empties into the Southern Ocean near Goolwa in South Australia. Along the way, it meanders through contrasting Australian landscapes and river towns that record the history of what used to be the most important trade route in Australia. The Murray has also allowed the development of Australia’s most important irrigated region and is widely known as the food bowl of the nation. On tour, you get to explore the Murray River on a variety of cruises, while exploring the region as well.
- Albury, Mulwala, Yarrawonga
- Cruise with MV Paradise Queen
- Guided Tour of Port of Echuca
- Lunch Cruise on Echuca Paddle Steamer
- Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum
- Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement Tour
- Heartbeat of the Murray Laser Light Show
- Cruise on PS Rothbury Mildura
- Orange World, Varapodio Olive Farm
- Renmark, Berri, Angoves Wines
- Banrock Station & Loxton Historical Village
- Spirit of the Coorong Murray River Cruise
- Accommodation & meals as per itinerary
- Coach Touring & Commentary
- Full Hosted by our friendly staff
For travel between 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2025. All prices are AUD$ per person.
Flights By Own Arrangments. Guests are encouraged to take adequate travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances.
Prices & Dates
Cruise departs Port of Echuca, Riverboat Dock, Echuca on Saturday at 6.30pm and returns to Echuca on Sunday morning at 9.30am.
1 Arrive Melbourne / Depart to Albury (D)
Welcome to “The Majestic Murray River” tour. Our starting point is Melbourne and arriving this morning under your own arrangements at the airport (please arrive prior to 11.30 am) you will be met by your host and coach before making your way north to Albury and our welcome dinner this evening at our hotel.
Stay: Albury Mecure Motel
2 Mulwala / MV Paradise Queen (B L D)
Today we follow the Murray Valley Highway west and the first stop is Yarrawonga situated on Lake Mulwala –which was formed by the completion of the Yarrawonga Weir. We have arranged a short cruise aboard the MV Paradise Queen. We will cruise past these towering River Red Gums and dozens of sandy beaches whilst enjoying morning tea. We continue through Cobram to Strathmerton for a visit to Cactus Country. Following lunch in the café, our hosts will give us a talk on the garden followed by the chance for a wander. We’ll be amazed at the cacti from all over the world! Then Moama for our stop for the next 2 nights
Stay: Meninya Palms Moama
3 Echuca / PS Canberra Cruise (B D)
Echuca Port this morning and our guide will point out areas of interest and fill us with tales of the colourful personalities who “crewed” the old river boats. After our guided tour we join the PS Canberra for a one-hour Devonshire Tea cruise. This boat has quite a history. She is one of the many that were originally built in Echuca. This afternoon we spend some time at the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
Stay: Meninya Palms Moama
4 Lake Boga / Swan Hill (B L D)
Koondrook today for a visit to the only working sawmill in the region. We view the Redgum logs through the milling process. Also we see the Red Gum Statue River Walk that has been created by a local chainsaw carver. Our lunch stop is in Lake Boga which is home to the famous Catalina Flying Boat Museum which played an integral part in the allied defence of the South Pacific. From here we continue to Swan Hill. Following dinner we head to Pioneer Settlement for the Heartbeat of the Murray sound and laser show. This wonderful show is the first of its kind and utilizes water, light, laser, sound and special effects to tell the fascinating story of the Murray River– from 30 million years ago to today.
Stay: Swan Hill Resort
5 Euston Pioneer Settlement (B L D)
Our morning is spent at the nearby Pioneer Settlement Museum, Australia’s first outdoor museum. We’ll wander through living history, as well as enjoy a cruise aboard the Paddleboat Pyap. After lunch, we have a little free time before we are on our way again, following the Murray Valley Highway to Mildura for our overnight stop.
Stay: Mildura Inlander Resort
6 PS Rothbury Cruise / Wentworth / Mildura (B L D)
The first stop is our morning cruise on the PS Rothbury, Built in 1891, the PS Rothbury is one of the last “working” Paddle steamers on the Murray. We then make our way to Orange World. We will enjoy a citrus tour around the picturesque property on the 70-seat tractor train with informative commentary on a wealth of citrus information with a juicy sense of humour. Lunch today is at the Varapodio Olive Oil Farm. We’ll be met by the owners who will give us a talk on their farm as well as tastings of their award-winning oils. In Wentworth, we see the junction of the Darling and Murray rivers before a visit to the Old Wentworth Gaol. A visit to the gaol shows the hard lives and extreme conditions prisoners endured.
Stay: Mildura Inlander Resort
7 Renmark / Berri / Angoves Wines (B L D)
Today we continue west to the tiny village of Paringa. It’s here we have our morning stop and take a look at the Silo Art mural. Next, we take a look at Lock 5. Navigating the Murray River wouldn’t be possible without the series of locks and weirs that were built back in the 1920s and 1930s. Fourteen locks are still in use today. We have lunch at the Renmark Club, then have a visit to Olivewood Homestead, a homestead and museum containing relics from 1887. Our final visit for the day is to Angoves Wines for a wine tasting and history talk. Angoves Wines is the largest privately owned winery in Australia. From Renmark, we now head to Berri for our accommodation overlooking the Murray River.
Stay: Berri Motor Inn
8 Loxton / Banrock Station Winery (B L D)
Loxton was first settled by people of (predominantly) German origin and the heritage is still evident today at the Loxton Historical Village. Later this morning, we make our way to Kingston-on-Murray where we visit Banrock Station. Of the property’s 1650 hectares only 250 hectares are devoted to grapes – varieties such as Semillon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon, We take a presentation at the cellar door which of course means some wine tastings. From Banrock Station we head to Murray Bridge.
Stay: Bridgeport Hotel
9 Spirit of Coorong Cruise / Captain Proud Dinner Cruise (B D)
Today the small towns of Wellington and Milang to Goolwa where the Murray River finally enters the Southern Ocean. We board the “Spirit of the Coorong” for a cruise to the Mouth of the Murray River. The cruise takes us through the Goolwa Barrage, one of 5 constructed in the 1930s to separate the seawater from the freshwater of the river. After our cruise, we have some free time to purchase lunch in Goolwa and this afternoon we return to Murray Bridge via Strathalbyn. Tonight as our farewell dinner we join the Captain Proud Paddle Boat and relax and enjoy the scenery.
Stay: Bridgeport Hotel
10 Depart for Home (B)
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and the following breakfast, we will make our way into Adelaide to connect with your return flight home
Flights at own arrangements from 12 noon.
Please Note: Arrive in Melbourne Day 1 before 11.30 am for transfers and flights on Day 10 to be booked from Adelaide after 12 nooon.
** Itinerary Subject to change. Accommodation may vary from those listed.
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