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Murray River Cruise & Flights 6 Days

$1,699

Fly to Adelaide and transfer to the Murray River for an amazing cruise aboard historic PS Murray Princess. This stunning paddlewheeler cruise includes all meals, breathtaking local experiences and more!

Description

Murray River Cruise, Adelaide & Flights – 6 days

This fabulous South Australian holiday takes you from Adelaide to the beauty of the mighty Murray River!

Your adventure begins with flights to Adelaide and an overnight stay in the heart of the city. From here you’ll transfer to Mannum and embark on a unique Murray River cruise aboard the grand paddlewheel vessel PS Murray Princess. Experience the ever-changing landscape along the river for 4 nights and follow the region’s great food and wine trail.

The mighty Murray River winds 2570 kilometres through the Australian outback and on its banks you will see Australian Native animals, red gum forests and green farming land, all protected by the towering sandstone cliffs. With unique scenery, delicious food, like-minded new friends and a small luxury Paddle Wheeler you can join the ultimate cruise with unexpected highlights.

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • The price! Great inclusions and top value for flights, hotel & a river cruise!
  • Enjoy an amazing river cruise with all meals, walking tours, Aboriginal culture and more.
  • See more of South Australia & discover its regional highlights!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Flights – Return economy airfare to Adelaide
    • Flights include checked baggage
  • Accommodation – 1 night Adelaide at Riviera Hotel, standard Queen room
  • Murray River Cruise – 4 nights on board PS Murray Princess
    • Choice of cabins with private ensuite bathroom
    • Includes all meals during the cruise (buffet & a la carte)
    • An exciting selection of onshore tours
    • Guided nature walks & eco-excursions
    • Onboard presentations
    • Use of gym
    • Captain’s Buffet Dinner and Dance
    • Live entertainment
    • 24-hour self-service tea & coffee bar
    • Lift access from Randell Deck to Sturt Deck
    • Complimentary return coach transfers from Adelaide, or return to the Adelaide Airport
    • Complimentary Barossa Wine & Heritage tour 

Prices:

Inside cabin – from $1,699 per person
Outside cabin – from $2,199 per person
Stateroom cabin – from $2,699 per person

The above prices include flights from Melbourne.
Add $200 per person for flights from Sydney and extra $275 per person to fly from Brisbane, Perth or Hobart.

Note: Prices are based on twin share and subject to confirmation at time of booking. Price may vary depending on travel date or departure city.

Departures:

2022 – 6*, 13 or 20 February

*Only Outside Cabin available on 6 February

Note: Dates are subject to availability and can change without notice. Please contact us for travel options at other times of the year.

Get the Brochure:

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Click on the button to view or download a copy of the brochure. The brochure includes more details and the full itinerary (where applicable).

Want to Stay Longer or Upgrade?

You can extend your stay in Adelaide or let us know if you would like to upgrade the hotel.

Ask us today about staying in other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Single supplement is from $399, please contact us for the exact rates on your preferred departure.

Booking Conditions:

This special deal is available for a limited time. Please contact us for current rates.

The offer was valid as of 10 January 2022 and is based on the best airfares and hotel rate being available at your time of booking.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Independent city stay with Murray River cruise

Itinerary

CRUISE ITINERARY:

Day 1
Monday (Dinner)
Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads upriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Caurnamont, you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises, egrets and many other species. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.

Day 2
Tuesday (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Daybreak and it’s time for the keen photographers to be out to capture the special light and the morning movement of wildlife. Prolific birdlife includes pelicans, wrens and swans. Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown through one of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of water.
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.
After dinner, join us for all the fun and excitement, and participate in our “Murray River Cup”.

Day 3
Wednesday (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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. The original Swan Reach homestead is now the Swan Reach Hotel where you can enjoy an ale or cappuccino overlooking the Murray River (additional cost). Join a walking tour and visit the Swan Reach Museum (gold coin donation at entry). Cruise downriver after lunch and take in the tranquillity as the landscape slides by. When we arrive at Sunnydale, it’s all ashore for the Woolshed Show as we recreate typical Australian woolshed history.

Later we 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.

Day 4
Thursday (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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 the area.

We return to the vessel to cruise downriver to Younghusband. Along the way, adventure seekers can also take a scenic tender boat ride.

Tonight, join the Officers for complimentary pre-dinner drinks (sparkling wine and soft drinks) before a delicious dinner.

Day 5
Friday (Breakfast)
We leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After breakfast we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, ocean or river conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.

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