4-Night Murray River Cruise by Classic Paddle Wheeler PS Murray Princess

Adelaide, South Australia

All aboard a classic paddle wheeler for an unforgettable 4-night cruise along the Murray River that takes you into the Australian outback. Discover the rich heritage of historic riverside ports, including visits to an Aboriginal archaeological site, a typical Australian sheep farm, a vineyard with wine-tasting, and a native wildlife shelter. Throughout your trip, expect festive dinners and optional excursions as you take in the spectacular scenery and a variety of wildlife along one of Australia’s most important rivers.

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Day 1: Adelaide to Mannum to join the PS Murray Princess

Stop At: Mannum, Mannum, South Australia
Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum,
birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication. Settle into your cabin, and perhaps head to the lounge and join fellow passengers for a relaxing departure drink.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner: Welcome Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Caurnamont – Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

Day 2: Lock #1 and Burk Salter Boutique Winery

Pass By: Lock 1, Murray River, Blanchetown, South Australia Australia
Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown through the first of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of water on the Murray River.

Stop At: Burk Salter, Paisley 72 Paisley Rd, Blanchetown, South Australia 5357 Australia
This afternoon we moor opposite to the township of Blanchetown
for our overnight anchorage. As the last rays of the sun fade, we
visit Burk Salter Boutique Winery and enjoy wine tasting at the
cellar door which is fitted out with beautiful red gum bars.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:

• Dinner: After dinner join in the fun and excitement of the “Murray River Cup”
Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Blanchetown – Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

Day 3: Swan Reach and Sunnydale Woolshed Show

Stop At: Swan Reach, Swan Reach, Gippsland, Victoria
After breakfast we cruise downriver to picturesque Swan Reach.
The town was first settled in the 1850s, was originally the largest
of five sheep and cattle stations in the area and is now home to
native flower and fruit growers.

There’s free time to visit the Museum or enjoy an ale or cappucino at the original Swan Reach Homestead, now the Swan Reach Hotel.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: River Murray, Murray Bridge SA 5254, Australia
When you arrive at Sunnydale, it’s all ashore for the Woolshed
Show to recreate some typical Australian woolshed history. Later
visit the Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia’s
most interesting native animals are cared for. And then of course,
there is the great Aussie Barbecue – cooked and served in a bush
setting on the banks of the mighty Murray River.

After dinner, there are two optional onshore tours to choose from
(additional cost). A Nocturnal Tour in a comfortable purpose-built
cart where you may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats and
owls and the Dark Sky Night Tour where you will be taken to an
internationally recognised Dark Sky Reserve to observe the stars
of the Milky Way. Night viewing binoculars and a telescope with a
digital control locator are available plus a tablet to locate and name
what can be observed with the naked eye.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Sunnydale – Outside Cabin on PS Murray Princess

Day 4: Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve

Stop At: Nildottie SA 5238, Australia
After an optional early morning Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional
cost) or a bush walk with the Captain, the vessel cruises slowly
downriver past magnificent cliffs scoured by the river over millions
of years. We reach Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of
Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, for a step back in
time – tens of thousands of years – for a guided boardwalk tour to
view ancient rock carvings and to learn about Aboriginal history in
the area.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: An optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (extra cost) is available this morning.

• Dinner: Tonight, join the Officers for complimentary pre-dinner drinks
(sparkling wine & soft drinks) before a delicious dinner.
Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Younghusband – Outside Cabin on PS Murray Princess

Day 5: Younghusband to Mannum to Adelaide

Stop At: Mannum, Mannum, South Australia
This morning, leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After
breakfast reluctantly say farewell to the crew as you arrive at the
Mannum Wharf, for your coach transfer back to Adelaide.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.


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