4 Night Murray River Outback Heritage Cruise

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This cruise takes you north on the great Murray River from the historic river port of Mannum to Blanchetown. Follow in the wake of great Australian pioneers on a 4 night cruise along the outback river highway. Experience the magic and majesty of the spectacular scenery from towering cliffs to expansive farmlands. Along the way, you’ll see a great variety of Australian wildlife, including kangaroos and many of the 350 bird species that inhabit the riverlands. Highlights include a visit to a vineyard and wine tasting at a cellar door, visit a typical Australian farm, woolshed and wildlife shelter, enjoy an Aussie barbecue beside the river and visit an aboriginal archaeological site.


About The Cruise

While on the 4 Night Outback Heritage Cruise, you'll have the opportunity to...

  • Visit historic Mannum.
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown.
  • Tour the vineyard and visit the cellar door at Burk Salter Boutique Winery.
  • Take a guided walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (Gold coin donation at entry).
  • See the towering sandstone cliffs at the Big Bend.
  • Watch the Sunnydale Woolshed Show & go to the Native Wildlife Shelter.
  • Enjoy a riverside Aussie Barbecue.
  • Go on a Nocturnal Tour in a comfortable purpose built cart where you may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats and owls (optional - extra cost).
  • Enjoy a Bush Tucker Breakfast (optional - extra cost).
  • Explore the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites with an expert local guide.
  • Delight in a scenic tender boat ride.

While on board, you'll enjoy...

  • Relaxing in one of the two lounges, with spectacular scenery views.
  • Hanging out on the Sun Deck at the top of the vessel.
  • Buffet breakfasts each morning.
  • Delicious buffet and a la carte lunches.
  • Dining each evening with fellow passengers.
  • The Captain's Dinner and Dance.
  • Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour (optional - extra cost).

Download a copy of the Sample Menus. Do  you have special dietary requirements? Our crew can cater for most dietary requirements with advance notice.

What is not included

  • Cruise fares exclude drinks, optional tours & services.

*$1099 price is based on the Off-Peak Early Booking Saver (EBS) Fares for bookings made up to 60 days prior to departure. This fare is based on an inside cabin with 2 single beds. Please refer to the Early Booking Saver Fare Conditions and Cruise Prices for further information.

Inclusions

  • Departs Adelaide
  • All meals (buffet & a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks & eco-excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of spa, sauna & gym
  • Captain’s Spectacular Buffet Dinner 
  • Live entertainment
  • 24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar
  • Complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or car parking in Mannum (bookings essential)

Timetable

Cruise departs Mannum Monday 4.30pm. Returns Mannum Friday 9.00am.

Complimentary Coach Transfer

Depart Adelaide CBD on Mondays:

  • Adelaide Central Bus Station (85 Franklin Street) at 1.30pm
  • Stamford Plaza Adelaide (150 North Terrace) at 1.45pm
  • Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide (125 North Terrace) at 2.00pm
  • Sage Hotel Adelaide (208 South Terrace) at 2.10pm. 

The return arrival time to Adelaide on Friday is approximately 11am to 11.30am and an option to be transferred to Adelaide Airport is available – pre-bookings are essential. 

Optional post-cruise Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour returns to Adelaide at approximately 5.30pm.

Private Car Transfers

Private car transfers are available from and to Adelaide CBD as well as return to Adelaide Airport. Additional charges apply and pre-bookings are essential.

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