3 Night Murray River Cruise
What better way to experience the majestic Murray River than from the comfort of a historic cruising vessel. More than 100 years ago, paddle wheelers cruised the length of the Murray River transporting supplies to and from the river towns. Today, you can retrace their journey on the historic Murray Princess paddle-wheeler.
Before departing Adelaide, be sure to visit the Adelaide Central Market. Buzzing with sights, tastes and smells it’s a great place to enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading to the Murray River. Coach transfers to the river depart from the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel on North Terrace. If you have a vehicle, locked garaging facilities are available in Mannum where the cruise departs.The Murray Princess departs Mannum mid-afternoon and heads downriver. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a welcome dinner onboard as you watch the gorgeous scenery out your window. After dinner, live entertainment brings a great first evening on the boat to a close. Overnight on the Murray Princess.
After a hearty breakfast, join a guided tour of the historic township of Murray Bridge. You’ll have plenty of time to explore at your leisure. In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built at Edwards Crossing, which quickly became known as Murray Bridge. In the afternoon discover the fantastic facilities of the Murray Princess, including the library and bar areas, spa, sauna and gym, before beginning your journey upriver. You’ll moor at Craignook for the evening and enjoy a delicious dinner and live music onboard. Overnight on the Murray Princess.
Start your day with a guided nature walk before a special presentation covering the bounty of food and wine produced in the region. At the 205km mark you’ll turn and cruise downriver to meet your discovery vessel for a backwater wildlife tour. Travelling in small, personalised groups, you’ll explore the maze of the river. The abundant birdlife includes darters, herons and egrets, which you may spot feeding along the river’s muddy edges. In the afternoon, photography enthusiasts have a great opportunity to capture a spectacular river sunset, before joining the captain and officers for pre-dinner drinks and the final night captain's dinner and dance. Overnight on the Murray Princess.
After breakfast, the Murray Princess arrives in Mannum for you to disembark and return to Adelaide, either by pre-booked coach or in your own vehicle.
• All meals (buffet and a la carte)
• An exciting selection of shore-side tours
• Guided nature walks and eco- excursions
• Onboard presentations
• Use of spa, sauna and gym
• Captains dinner & cocktail party
• Live entertainment
• 24 hour self-service tea and coffee bar
• Complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or car parking in Mannum