7 Night Murraylands & Wildlife Cruise

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Discover the dramatic South Australian outback on a cruise along Australia’s great inland highway. This seven night cruise is a unique historic and nature based adventure through ancient gorges and red gum forests, past towering sandstone cliffs and exploring historic ports, local vineyards and nature trails. Enjoy leisurely cruising 320 kilometres of the heart of the great Murray River between Blanchetown and Murray Bridge and take in the breathtaking Riverland. On the grand paddlewheel vessel the PS Murray Princess, you will experience a great variety of sights and sounds of river life, the beauty of its ever-changing landscape, visit historic places and indigenous sites, enjoy a woolshed and station experience and follow the region’s food and wine trail.

This cruise also includes a complimentary coach tour to the famous Barossa and its wineries.


About The Cruise

On the 7 Night Murraylands & Wildlife Cruise , you'll have the opportunity to... 

  • Explore the township of Murray Bridge or take a tour of the historic Roundhouse.
  • Visit the historic Mannum Dock Museum (additional $5 per person entry fee applies).
    Optional Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour on Saturday departing Murray Bridge (optional - extra cost).
  • Enjoy a guided nature walk with expert local guides.
  • See big river gorges & towering sandstone cliffs.
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat.
  • Experience one of SA’s most popular wine regions on the Barossa Wine & Heritage Tour.
  • 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.
  • 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 tender boat ride.

Please note, these activities may be subject to change.

NEW! Add on an optional Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour.

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.

PLUS

  • FREE Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour

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.

*$1639pp 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

  • FREE Barossa Wine and Heritage tour
  • 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 and Friday 4.30pm. Returns Mannum Monday and Friday 9.00am.

Complimentary Coach Transfers

Depart Adelaide CBD on Mondays and Fridays:

  • 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 Monday and Friday is approximately 12 noon to 12.30pm and an option to be transferred to Adelaide Airport is available – pre-bookings are essential. 

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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