By Mogens Johansen from The West Australian. It’s a sunny Friday afternoon, people are playing bowls at the bowling club, and others are enjoying a beer at the Pretoria Hotel or having a chat outside the shops in the main street, when my coach rolls into the small riverside town of Mannum.
Over the last 40 years, the most common and widespread species of Murray River Turtles have declined by up to 91%. Following this decline, SeaLink and Captain Cook Cruises have partnered with the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife.
Follow in the footsteps of the great 19th Century pioneers and discover the secrets of Australia’s fascinating outback on Captain Cook Cruises two very special, seven-night Renmark cruises, aboard paddlewheeler, PS Murray Princess. The Mannum to Renmark cruise celebrates New Year’s Eve and departs Mannum on Friday 27th December 2019. The Renmark to Mannum cruise departs Renmark on Friday 31st January 2020.
Populations of Murray River Turtles have declined by 90% in the last 40 years. SeaLink and Captain Cook Cruises is partnering with FNPW to raise money to help save the Murray River Turtles. Information about the plight of the Turtles will be placed in every room on Captain Cook’s Murray River Princess, and guests invited to support the conservation campaign with a donation. Every guest who makes a donation will get to keep a replica sand turtle as a reminder of their gift.
Experience the magic of a winter Christmas and soak up the splendour of the Mighty Murray on Captain Cook Cruises three, four and seven-night Christmas in July cruises on-board paddlewheeler, PS Murray Princess.