3 Night Australia Day Cruise

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Departs 25 January 2019

(can extend to 7 Night Cruise)

"Our land abounds with nature's gifts of beauty, rich and rare."

Celebrate historic Australia Day on a special three night Murray Princess Australia Day Cruise and enjoy Australia Day festivities while discovering the real history of the outback. The Australia Day cruise features the popular three night itinerary combined with Australia Day fun.

Image courtesy of James Cridland via Flickr. Used under the Creative Commons Attribution license.

Departing on Friday 25th January 2019, you'll still...

  • Explore the township of Murray Bridge or take a tour of the historic Roundhouse.
  • Have the option to go on the Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour on Saturday departing Murray Bridge (additional cost).
  • Take a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat.
  • Taste Riverland food & wine (a tasting of 2 reds & 2 white wines plus local produce).
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat.

While on board, you'll enjoy...

  • Australia Day festivities and dancing.
  • 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.

Book 3 Nights

Do you have special dietary requirements? Our crew can cater for most dietary requirements with advance notice.

*$820pp 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 for cruise departing 25 January 2019. Please refer to the Early Booking Saver Fare Conditions and Cruise Prices for further information. Cruise fares exclude drinks, optional tours and services.

If you decide to stay on board for 7 nights, you'll also...

  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown.
  • Vineyard tour and cellar door tasting at Burk Salter Boutique Winery.
  • Guided walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (additional cost).
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show and Native Wildlife Shelter.
  • Riverside Aussie Barbecue. 
  • Big Bend towering sandstone cliffs.
  • Optional Nocturnal Tour at Sunnydale in a comfortable purpose built cart (additional cost). 
  • Optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost). 
  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites.
  • Scenic tender boat ride. 
  • FREE Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour 

Book 7 Nights


  • 3 or 7 Night Murray River Cruise
  • Australia Day festivities
  • All meals (buffet & a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks & eco-excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of gym
  • Captain's Dinner and Dance
  • Live entertainment
  • 24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar
  • Complimentary return coach transfers from Adelaide or return to the Adelaide Airport or car parking in Mannum (bookings essential)


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

Complimentary Coach Transfers

Depart Adelaide CBD on Monday or Friday:

  • 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 or 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.