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
|Start||Adelaide @ 2:00pm|
|Finish||Adelaide @ 12:30pm|
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
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
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.