Discover the dramatic South Australian outback on a cruise along Australia's great inland highway. The seven night cruise is a unique historic and nature based adventure through ancient gorges and red gum forests, past towering sandstone cliffs and exploring historic ports, local vineyards and nature trails.
|Start||Adelaide @ 04.30 pm|
|Finish||Adelaide @ 09.00 am|
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.
It's a great way to get in a little exercise before Murray Princess 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 riverand the birdlife is amazing. Watch for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river's muddy edges. The
afternoon offers a choice of bocce or fishing challenges before joining the Captain and Officers for pre-dinner drinks
and the Captain's Dinner and Dance.
Barossa Valley, the beautiful 'valley of the vine' and source of about a quarter of Australia's world-renowned wines.
You'll visit three premium wineries and enjoy lunch before returning to your ship at Mannum. Depart 4.30pm and
moor overnight at Caurnamont.
movement of wildlife. Prolific birdlife includes pelicans, blue wrens and black swans. Enjoy a leisurely morning and
lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown through one of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of water. This
afternoon we moor near Salters Station for our overnight anchorage. As the last rays of the sun fade, we join a
guided tour of Burk Salter's vineyard on the banks of the river and enjoy wine tasting at his cellar door. Tonight enjoy
all the fun and excitement of the Murray River Cup.
and was originally the largest of five sheep and cattle stations in the area and is now home to native flower and fruit
growers. The original Swan Reach homestead is now the Swan Reach Hotel where you can enjoy an ale or
cappuccino overlooking the Murray River. Join the guided walking tour and visit the Swan Reach Museum - a must
for every visitor. Cruise downriver after lunch and take in the tranquillity as the landscape slides by or enjoy a lifestyle
and info-cruising presentation. We arrive at Sunnydale. All ashore for the Woolshed Show as we recreate typical
Australian woolshed history. Later we 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. An optional Nocturnal tour by tractor and cart is
available after dinner.
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 to view ancient rock carvings and
to learn about aboriginal history in the area. We return to the ship to cruise downriver to Younghusband. Along the
way, adventure seekers can also take a speed boat ride. Tonight the Captain and his officers host a spectacular
Farewell Captain's Buffet. Dress up and dance, if you wish.