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25% OFF! 4-night Outback Heritage Murray River Cruise

Save on 11 Jan 2021 departure!

If the Murray River has been on your bucket list for a while, now is the best time to secure a cabin with 20% discount on selected dates up to March 2021. This cruise takes you north on the great Murray River, from the historic river port of Mannum to Blanchetown.

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DURATION
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4 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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  • restaurantSelected meals
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About this holiday

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Cruise map

This cruise takes you north on the great Murray River from the historic river port of Mannum to Blanchetown. Follow in the wake of great Australian pioneers on a 4 night cruise along the outback river highway. Experience the magic and majesty of the spectacular scenery from towering cliffs to expansive farmlands.

Along the way, you’ll see a great variety of Australian wildlife, including kangaroos and many of the 350 bird species that inhabit the riverlands. Highlights include a visit to a vineyard and wine tasting at a cellar door, visit a typical Australian farm, woolshed and wildlife shelter, enjoy an Aussie barbecue beside the river and visit an aboriginal archaeological site.

Inclusions

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Discount available on Inside & Outside cabins - New bookings only.

While on the 4 Night Outback Heritage Cruise, you'll have the opportunity to...

  • Depart historic Mannum
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Visit the cellar door at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Take a walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (Gold coin donation at entry)
  • See the towering sandstone cliffs at the Big Bend
  • Watch the Sunnydale Woolshed Show & go to the Native Wildlife Shelter
  • Enjoy a riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Go on a Nocturnal Tour in a comfortable purpose built cart where you may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats and owls (optional - extra cost)
  • Enjoy a Bush Tucker Breakfast (optional - extra cost)
  • Explore the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites with an expert local guide
  • Delight in a scenic tender boat ride
  • Optional Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour at conclusion of cruise (optional - extra cost)

What is not included:

  • Cruise fares exclude drinks, optional tours & services.

Accommodation

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Inside cabin on the Murray Princess

The PS Murray Princess has 60 cabins and staterooms each with private bathroom ensuite, electric blankets, soap, shampoo, towels, hairdryers and daily servicing. Each cabin is approximately 12sq metres. Four of the outside cabins and their ensuite bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Two cabins located on Randell Deck are opposite the lift for easy access to the dining and lounge decks.

Stateroom:

The spacious Staterooms are located on the Randell and Cadell decks. Each stateroom offers a queen bed (some have an extra single bed) and open onto the outside deck walkway. Mini-bars, fridges and tea and coffee making facilities are also included.

Outside Cabin: (25% discount applies to this cabin type)

Outside cabins are located on Randell and Cadell Decks and the majority of these cabins have twin bedding with limited double bedded cabins available. Each outside cabin opens onto the outside deck walkway with picture windows to view the passing scenery.

Inside Cabin: (25% discount applies to this cabin type)

Inside cabins are located on the lower Chaffey Deck and open onto a wide inside passageway. Inside cabins offer twin bedding with limited double bedded cabins available and have portholes facing the outside. Inside Cabins are accessed via stairs, there is no lift access to this deck.

Travel dates

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  • Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking or until sold out and may change without notice.

    VAID FOR SALE UNTIL SOLD OUT for the following cruise departure:

    11 January 2021

    Inside Cabin: (25% discount applies to this cabin type)

    • Twin share - WAS from$1435 pp / NOW from $1077 pp
    • Solo traveller - WAS from $1952 / NOW from $1464 pp

    Outside Cabin: (25% discount applies to this cabin type)

    • Standard from $1850 pp twin share / NOW from $1388 pp
    • Solo Traveller - WAS from $2516 sole use / NOW from $1887 pp

    Stateroom:

    • Twin share - from $2390 pp twin share
    • Solo traveller - from $3250 sole use

    Please call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin before they sell out!

  • Itinerary

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    MONDAY
    Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication and heads upriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

    As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Caurnamont, 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.

    TUESDAY
    Daybreak and time for the keen photographers to be out to capture the special light and the morning movement of wildlife. Prolific birdlife includes pelicans, wrens and 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 opposite to the township of Blanchetown for our overnight anchorage. As the last rays of the sun fade, we join a guided tour of Burk Salter Boutique Winery and surrounding vineyard and enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door which is fitted out
    with beautiful red gum bars.

    After dinner, join us for all the fun and excitement and participate
    in our “Murray River Cup”.

    WEDNESDAY
    After breakfast we cruise downriver to picturesque Swan Reach. The town was first settled in the 1850s, 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 (additional cost).

    Join the guided walking tour and visit the Swan Reach Museum (gold coin donation at entry). Cruise downriver after lunch and take in the tranquillity as the landscape slides by. When we arrive at Sunnydale, it’s 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 (additional cost) in a comfortable purpose-built cart is available after dinner where you may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats, and owls by powerful spotlights. Special stops along the way are included to view the spectacular night sky which is part of the River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve.

    THURSDAY
    After an optional early morning Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost) or a bush walk with the Captain, the vessel cruises slowly downriver past magnificent cliffs scoured by the river over 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 tour to view ancient rock carvings and to learn about Aboriginal history in the area.

    We return to the vessel to cruise downriver to Younghusband. Along the way, adventure seekers can also take a scenic tender boat ride.

    Tonight the Captain and his officers host a spectacular Farewell Captain’s Buffet Dinner. Dress up and dance, if you wish.

    FRIDAY
    We leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After breakfast we reluctantly say farewell to newfound friends as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf.

    Questions

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    Cruise departs Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum on selected Mondays at 4.30pm and returns to Mannum the following Friday at 9.00am

    ADELAIDE COACH TRANSFERS
    Subject to availability – pre-bookings are essential. Complimentary coach transfers are available to/from the Adelaide CBD as well as a return to Adelaide Airport. Please refer to the Adelaide Coach Transfers Map for selected hotel pick-up locations
    and times in your Murray Princess Passenger Cruising Guide.

    PRIVATE CAR TRANSFERS
    Additional charges apply and pre-bookings are essential. Private car transfers are available to/from the Adelaide CBD as well as a return to Adelaide Airport.

    CAR PARKING
    Subject to availability – pre-bookings are essential. Complimentary car parking is available at Mannum

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    Fine print

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    Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

    ^Outside Cabins and Staterooms can accommodate an extra person based on 1 double bed and 1 single bed, but availability is limited. Outside Cabin Extra Person prices available on enquiry.