7 Night Upper Murraylands Cruise
The PS Murray Princess is the largest inland paddlewheeler in the southern hemisphere with an even larger flare and charm of years gone by. The vessel provides an intimate setting for its 120 passengers and provides them with a foundation for community, relaxation, and long-lasting friendships. Once on board, you’ll discover its many hidden treasures, from the classic stylings of the dining room and lounge to the soothing sights of the sun deck there is plenty to see onboard.
About the Cruise
The 7 Night Upper Murraylands Cruise is one of the newest cruising options that allows you to discover delights from Mannum to Morgan. Departing Friday afternoon from the charming town of Mannum your week-long journey will begin. Engage in the final sights of Murray River in the afternoon before we moor at Caurnamont, here you can observe the wonders to the landscape at night via floodlights that create a perfect backdrop to your welcome dinner.
The following day will provide you with a breakfast buffet before you embark on the discovery vessel that will take for a tour of the intricate mazes and incredible wildlife situated within the heart of the Murray. Sunday is an ideal time to relax and observe the wonders of the Murray feel free to play some games or take some time for yourself, mooring in the afternoon at Morgan come and enjoy another delicious dinner. On Monday take a trip via coach to visit the Riverland town of Waikerie and the Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre near Kingston On Murray. On Tuesday you will find yourself in the scenic surrounds of Caudo Vineyard, where you will enjoy tastings tours and good company.
Join us later in the day for a guided tour of Morgan before we depart late afternoon and moor at Donald Flat Lagoon. Wednesday will bring you to the charming town of Swan Reach, giving you the opportunity to have some free time or participate in a tour of the local museum. Later that day we will visit Sunnydale where you can enjoy a live Woolshed Show and visit the Native Wildlife Shelter.
On Thursday bare witness to the historical significance of the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, before we further embark to Younghusband where we will moor for the unforgettable evening of the Captain’s Dinner, feel free to dance, dress up and celebrate our final night together. On Friday we will reluctantly bid you ado as you disembark back in Mannum.
Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre
Starting as pastoral grazing in 1851 the site of Banrock Station found itself with reduced numbers in local fauna and lost natural cycles vital to the area as a result of the removal of mallee woodland, floodplain grasses and shrubs. Fortunately, in 1992, the property began its rejuvenation recreating the natural drying and flooding cycle of the wetlands. These essential restoration techniques and the formation of walking trails through the wetlands have led to international recognition.
Banrock Station further utilises sustainable techniques in their vineyard and winery, resulting in excellent wines sold both here and overseas. Learn in-depth about this fascinating project, indulge in some wine tastings and a delicious buffet lunch. Later take the time to acknowledge the beauty of the orchards by taking a relaxing stroll through the gardens.
Discover Morgan by engaging in a guided walk of both its township and Historical Museums, comprising of three parts the Living Museum, River History Museum, and Railway Museum all provide a great insight of the Australia of a bygone era. Located in the Landseer’s building, the museum overlooks the lawn riverbank area and will further delve into the early life of both the encompassing farming activities and the riverboat trade.