With this beautiful river tour booked out for much of 2022, this is one of the very few remaining opportunities to tick it off your bucket list this year! This all-inclusive 'long weekend' itinerary is as relaxing and varied as they get. Read on for the amazing day-by-day itinerary...
This 3-night 'long-weekend' cruise travels upriver from the historic port of Mannum with overnight stops at Mundurra, Piggy Flat Coolcha and Salt Bush Flat.
Indulge in a long weekend where you'll discover the beautiful lower riverlands, between Walker Flat and Murray Bridge aboard the paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess. You'll cruise through spectacular riverlands and enjoy the great variety of flora and fauna. You'll take a nature walk, get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat, visit the township of Murray Bridge and learn about the food and wine of this famous region. Relax onboard as you are treated to delicious meals in the dining room prepared by the onboard Chef.
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3 nights on the PS Murray Princess cruise in an Outside Cabin with twin bedding located on Randell and Cadell Decks. Each outside cabin opens onto the outside deck walkway with picture windows to view the passing scenery. All cabins come with private bathroom ensuite, electric blankets, soap, shampoo, hairdryers, towels and daily servicing.
One departure Only - Friday 29 July - Monday 01 August 2022
Call us today on 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin. Our friendly local consultants can also happily assist with flights, additional accommodation and travel insurance.
Friday 29 July 2022
Mid-afternoon the Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads downriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Mundurra, you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for kangaroos, hairy nosed wombats, tortoises, egrets and many other species. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.
Note: Please ensure you arrive prior to 12noon and select Adelaide CBD pick up location at time of booking. Transfers do not pick up from Airport, see FAQ for pick up locations.
Saturday 30 July 2022
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, choose to join a guided tour of the town’s historic landmarks and local attractions or go on a wildlife tour at Monarto Safari Park (additional cost).
Those who choose to experience Monarto Safari Park will arrive back on board the Murray Princess in time for lunch then join us in the Sturt Dining Room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the Riverland. This afternoon, we continue our journey upriver and tonight we moor at Salt Bush Flat. After dinner, enjoy being entertained by our talented crew.
Sunday 31 July 2022
This morning, join a guided nature walk where our guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna. It’s a great way to get in a little exercise before the PS Murray Princess departs and cruises downriver.
Near Fromms Landing, we turn and head downriver to River View Lodge (near Piggy Flat / Coolcha) where 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. The afternoon offers a choice of bocce or fishing challenges before a delicious final night dinner in the Sturt Dining Room.
Monday 01 August 2022
After breakfast we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf.
Note: Complimentary transfer from Mannum to Adelaide CBD or Adelaide Airport is included. Recommend booking flights for after 2pm.
Itinerary may be subject to change.
Important: It is recommended flying into Adelaide the night before the cruise departs. However, if you are arriving in Adelaide on Friday 29 July 2022 please ensure you arrive prior to 12noon (we do not pick up from Airport). If the flight is delayed, we cannot guarantee that the Murray Princess can wait due to scheduling. The journey from Adelaide Airport to Mannum is 1hr 45mins.
Complimentary Pick up and Drop off:
During the day, sportswear and casual clothing is suggested. We kindly ask that you do not wear bathing suits, singlets or brief attire in public rooms and lounges, especially in the dining room. Footwear is requested in both the dining room and lounges at all times. During the evening, smart casual wear is recommended – an open neck shirt and trousers for gentlemen and a dress, skirt or pants and blouse for the ladies. At the Captains Dinner on the final night of the cruise, a jacket and tie would not be out of place for gentlemen and a cocktail dress or pants outfit for the ladies. Be sure to bring a sun visor or hat, sunglasses and good sun block/sun screen. Sandals, low-heeled deck shoes and tennis shoes are most suitable on-deck and for onshore excursions.
Room imagery is for illustration purposes only, actual room layout, furnishing and design may vary. This is subject to availability at the time of check in.
A minimum number of guests is required for the tour to go ahead.
A non-refundable deposit of $400 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due no later than Monday 06 June 2022.
For further information visit our https://www.murrayprincess.com.au/travel-updates-covid-19