Activity

8 day Upper Murraylands Cruise on PS Murray Princess

Adelaide, South Australia

This week long cruise takes you through the Murraylands’ ancient gorges and red gum forests, past towering sandstone clifffs and historic ports, local vineyards and nature trails to Morgan and beyond. You’ll visit the picturesque towns of Waikerie, Morgan and Swan Reach, and enjoy lunch at the Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre. It’s an unmissable way to experience the sights, sounds and taste of inland river life.

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Itinerary

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: 2 hours

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

Day 2: Wildlife and River Cruising

Stop At: Murray River, Australia
This morning, your discovery vessel awaits for a wildlife tour.
Travelling in small, personalised groups, we explore the maze of
the river and the birdlife is amazing. Watch for darters, herons and
egrets feeding along the river’s muddy edges.

For those who choose to stay on-board, you may wish to partake
in a game of bocce or compete in the fishing challenge before we
cruise upriver past Walker Flat to Sugar Shack Conservation Park.

In the afternoon, join us in the Sturt Dining Room for a special
presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the
Riverland.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Sugar Shack Conservation Park – Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

Day 3: Lock #1 and Morgan

Stop At: 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.

In the afternoon join in the fun playing a few games of bingo.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Morgan – Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

Day 4: Waikerie and Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre

Stop At: Waikerie, Waikerie, South Australia
This morning you will be collected by coach and driven to Waikerie, where you will enjoy some free time exploring the town.
Duration: 2 days 12 hours

Stop At: Banrock Station Wetland Complex, Kingston on Murray SA 5331, Australia
At Banrock Station delight in the cellar door wine tastings followed by a delicious lunch and DVD presentation. There will be time to take a stroll around the gardens and orchards enjoying the relaxing scenery.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Murray River, Australia
Return by coach to Morgan where you will re-board the Murray Princess and continue your journey upriver. Secure for the night at the 329km mark of the Murray River.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at 329 Mark – Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

Day 5: Caudo Vineyard & Morgan

Stop At: Caudo Vineyard, Cadell Valley Road, Waikerie, South Australia 5321 Australia
After breakfast, arrive at the picturesque Caudo Vineyard located at Hogwash Bend. Here you will enjoy cellar door tastings and explore the gardens and orchards.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Morgan, Morgan, South Australia
Enjoy a leisurely lunch as you cruise downriver back towards Morgan. Mid-afternoon join a guided walk of the Morgan township and the Morgan Living History Museum.
Depart Morgan late afternoon and secure at Donald Flat Lagoon for the overnight moorage.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner: After dinner, join the fun and excitement of the “Murray River Cup”.
Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Donald Flat Lagoon – Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

Day 6: Swan Reach & 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: Murray River, 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:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Sunnydale – Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

Day 7: Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve

Stop At: Ngaut Ngaut, 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
• Lunch
• 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 the PS Murray Princess

Day 8: 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:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

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