7-Night Murraylands and Wildlife Cruise

Take a week to discover the South Australian outback as you journey along the world's third largest navigable river. The seven night cruise brings to life the unique history and nature of the people and places that lie between Blanchetown and Murray Bridge. Follow the region's food & wine trail, get up close to native wildlife and the Big Bend Sandstone cliffs, and find out more about how first Australians lived.

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$3,070

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Guided nature walks and eco-excursions
    • Complimentary return coach transfers from Adelaide
    • Live Entertainment & Onboard Presentations
    • Entry/Admission - Burk Salter
    • Entry/Admission - Ngaut Ngaut
    What's excluded :
    • Some onshore excursions
    • Beverages with meals
    • Entry/Admission - Monarto Zoo

  • Day 1: Adelaide to Mannum to join the PS Murray Princess

    Stop At: Mannum, Mannum, South Australia
    Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication. Settle into your cabin, and perhaps head to the lounge and join fellow passengers for a relaxing departure drink.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Welcome Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Mundarra - Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

    Day 2: Murray Bridge & Monarto Zoo

    Stop At: Murray Bridge, Murray Bridge, South Australia
    Explore the township of Murray Bridge and enjoy a tour of the historic Roundhouse.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Monarto Zoo, Old Princes Hwy, Monarto, South Australia 5254 Australia
    Take the Monarto Safari Wildlife tour around one of the world's largest open-range zoos.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Murray River, Australia
    Before lunch, join us in the Sturt Dining Room for a special
    presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the
    Riverland.

    This afternoon, join the Captain for a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Salt Bush Flat - Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

    Day 3: Murray River Cruising

    Stop At: Murray River, Australia
    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.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Piggy Flat/Coolcha - Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

    Day 4: Barossa Wine Tour

    Stop At: Barossa Valley, Barossa Valley, South Australia
    Depart Mannum by coach to the famous Barossa, the beautiful ‘valley of the vine’ and the source of about a quarter of Australia’s worldrenowned wines. You will visit Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, enjoy a 2 course lunch at Lambert Estate where you’ll have time to take in the views of this popular vineyard. Your final stop is Gully Gardens at Angaston, a local producer of dried fruits and confectionery.

    Late this afternoon return to the PS Murray Princess at Mannum and cruise towards your overnight mooring at Caurnamont.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Caurnamont - Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

    Day 5: Caudo Vineyard & Morgan

    Stop At: Murray River, Murray River, Prince Edward Island
    Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown through the first of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of water on the Murray River.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Burk Salter, Paisley 72 Paisley Rd, Blanchetown, South Australia 5357 Australia
    As the last rays of the sun fade, visit Burk Salter Boutique Winery and enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door which is fitted out with beautiful red gum bars.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: After dinner, join the fun and excitement of the "Murray River Cup".
    Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Blanchetown - Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

    Day 6: Swan Reach & Sunnydale Woolshed Show

    Stop At: Swan Reach, Swan Reach, Gippsland, Victoria
    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.
    There's free time to visit the Museum or enjoy an ale or cappucino at the original Swan Reach Homestead, now the Swan Reach Hotel.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Murray River, Australia
    When you arrive at Sunnydale, it’s all ashore for the Woolshed Show to recreate some typical Australian woolshed history. Later 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.
    After dinner, there are two optional onshore tours to choose from (additional cost). A Nocturnal Tour in a comfortable purpose-built cart where you may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats and owls and the Dark Sky Night Tour where you will be taken to an internationally recognised Dark Sky Reserve to observe the stars of the Milky Way. Night viewing binoculars and a telescope with a digital control locator are available plus a tablet to locate and name what can be observed with the naked eye.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Sunnydale - Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

    Day 7: Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve

    Stop At: Ngaut Ngaut, Nildottie SA 5238, Australia
    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.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: An optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (extra cost) is available this morning
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: Tonight, join the Officers for complimentary pre-dinner drinks (sparkling wine & soft drinks) before a delicious dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight mooring at Younghusband - Outside Cabin on the PS Murray Princess

    Day 8: Younghusband to Mannum to Adelaide

    Stop At: Mannum, Mannum, South Australia
    This morning, leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After breakfast reluctantly say farewell to the crew as you arrive at the Mannum Wharf, for your coach transfer back to Adelaide.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Adelaide Central Bus Station Franklin St, 83 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
    Departure Time :
    1:20 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Lift facilities available on board PS Murray Princess
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by The Sealink Travel Group

Activity ID: V-5704P20

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