4Day/3Night Murray River Weekend Escape Cruise

A short introduction to the beautiful and historic Murray River between Walker Flat and Murray Bridge. Aboard the paddle wheeler PS Murray Princess, you will cruise through spectacular riverlands and enjoy the great variety of flora and fauna. Cruise departs Adelaide every Friday

4Day/3Night Murray River Weekend Escape Cruise
From$945 aud

Tour Highlights

  • Floodlight
  • Craignook
  • Guided nature walk
  • Murray Bridge
  • Riverlands
  • Back Water Wild Life
  • Bocce or fishing challenge

Tour Info

Code CC-03
  • River Cruise
Duration 4 Days
  • Select a departure date to view pricing.

Outside and state Single, twin and triple cabins are available on request.

Vehicle Cruise Ship
Suitability Open Age
Start Adelaide @ 2:00pm
Finish Adelaide @ 12:30pm

- Discovery Cruise

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

Mid-afternoon the cruise departs historic Mannum, birthplace of the Murray River trade and

communication, and heads downriver while you enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a Welcome Dinner. As we cruise under

floodlight to our overnight mooring at Mundarra you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for grey

kangaroos, hair-nosed wombats, Murray longnecked tortoises, spoon-beaked egrets and many other species. Our

on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.


In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built at Edwards Crossing, which quickly became the

bustling township of Murray Bridge. After a hearty breakfast, join a guided tour of the town's historic landmarks and

local attractions. This afternoon we begin our journey upriver. Tonight we moor at Craignook, where after dinner you

can enjoy being entertained by our talented crew.

All ashore for the guided nature walk where your guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna.

It's a great way to get in a little exercise before cruise departs for the big river gorges and 90 metre cliffs of

the upper river. Mid morning join us in the Sturt Dining room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine

produced in the riverlands. At the 205km mark we turn and head downriver to River View Lodge where your

discovery vessel awaits for a backwater 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.

During the afternoon also join the bocce or fishing challenge. This evening join the Captain and Officers for predinner

drinks and the finale Captain's Dinner and Dance.

After breakfast, Cruise arrives at Mannum where we reluctantly say farewell.

Optional Barossa Valley Tour (additional cost)

Discover Australia's richest and best known wine making region - the Barossa Valley. Depart Mannum by coach the

tour includes three premium wineries and a picnic lunch in picturesque surroundings before returning Adelaide

approx 5.30pm.

Sample itinerary only and subject to change due to weather, water levels and other operational requirements. Captain Cook Cruises reserves

the right to amend itineraries and tours without notice


  • All meals (buffet & a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of shore-side tours
  • Guided nature walks & eco-excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of spa, sauna & gym
  • Captains Dinner & Cocktail Party
  • Live entertainment
  • 24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar
  • Complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or car-parking in Mannum



  • Cruise departs Mannum Friday 4.30pm. Returns Mannum Monday 9.00am.
  • Returns Mon 12.00noon-12.30pm, Optional Post-cruise Barossa Valley tour returns Adelaide  5.30pm
  • Sample itinerary only and subject to change due to weather, water levels and other operational requirements. Captain Cook Cruises reserves the right to amend itineraries and tours without notice.
  • Limited mobility access is available for over 75 Year old passengers. ( please let us know when you make booking)

Coach Transfers

  • Complimentary coach transfers depart Adelaide Fri 1.30pm Central Bus Station (85 Franklin St), 1.45pm Stamford
  • Plaza (150 North Terrace) and 2.00pm Mercure Grosvenor Hotel (125 North Terrace) & return Mon 12 noon-12.30pm


Our Cruise offers accommodation for 120 passengers in 60 cabins and staterooms each with private bathroom ensuite, air-conditioning, electric blankets, soaps, shampoo and towels; serviced daily.

  • Staterooms (6) on Randell and Cadell Decks open onto the outside deck and include fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Four staterooms have a double and a single bed (twin/double/triple) and two have a double bed only.
  • Outside Cabins (45) on Randell and Cadell Decks open onto the outside deck and have picture windows (twin/double/triple). 
  • Inside Cabins (9) on Chaffey Deck open onto an inside passageway and have portholes facing the outside (twin/double)
  2. REGISTRY: Mannum, Australia
  3. TONNAGE: 1,500 tonnes
  4. LENGTH: 67 metres
  5. BEAM: 15 metres
  6. DRAFT: 1.2 metres
  7. SPEED: 6 knots


  • Spa, sauna & gym
  • Sun deck
  • Bar and two lounges
  • Single-sitting dining saloon
  • Gift shop
  • Library, video and DVD
  • Lift (Randell, Cadell & Sturt Decks only)
  • Guest laundry
  • Speed boat
  • 24-hour tea and coffee facilities