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Murray River: 3-night Discovery Cruise - Jan & Feb 2019

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Travel at 60 launch special! Receive 20% off this indulgent long weekend. Discover the lower riverlands, between Walker Flat and Murray Bridge aboard the paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess. Tour includes a nature walk and flat-bottomed boat cruise.

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$772PP
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DURATION
3 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation

About this holiday

Speedboat expedition

While on the 3 Night Discovery Cruise, you'll have the opportunity to...

  • Depart historic Mannum

  • Explore the township of Murray Bridge or take a tour of the historic Roundhouse

  • Take a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat

  • Taste Riverland food & wine (a tasting of 2 reds & 2 white wines plus local produce)

  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat

While on board, you'll enjoy...

  • Relaxing in one of the two lounges, with spectacular scenery views

  • Hanging out on the Sun Deck at the top of the vessel

  • Buffet breakfasts each morning

  • Delicious buffet and a la carte lunches

  • Dining each evening with fellow passengers

  • The Captain's Dinner and Dance

Inclusions

  • All meals (buffet & a la carte)

  • An exciting selection of onshore tours

  • Guided nature walks & eco-excursions

  • Onboard presentations

  • Use of gym

  • Captain’s Buffet Dinner and Dance

  • Live entertainment

  • 24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar

  • Complimentary return coach transfers from Adelaide or return to the Adelaide Airport or car parking in Mannum (bookings essential)

Accommodation

Murray Princess Stateroom

Inside cabin Twin - $772pp; Single - $1042pp.

Outside cabin Twin - $1052pp;Single - $1420pp

Travel dates

4, 11, 18, 25 January 2019 & 1, 8 & 22 February 2019

Itinerary

Friday
Mid-afternoon the PS 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.

Saturday
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 Zoo (additional cost).

Those who choose to experience Monarto Zoo 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
All ashore for the 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
joining the Captain and Officers for the Farewell Dinner and Dance.

Monday
We head back to Mannum and after breakfast, we reluctantly say
farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf.

Questions

FRIDAY CRUISE DEPARTS:
Cruise departs Mannum Friday 4.30pm. Returns Mannum Monday 9.00am.

Complimentary Coach Transfers

Depart Adelaide CBD on Fridays:

  • Adelaide Central Bus Station (85 Franklin Street) at 1.20pm

  • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel (55 Frome Street Adelaide) at 1.30pm

  • Stamford Plaza Adelaide (150 North Terrace) at 1.45pm

  • Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide (125 North Terrace) at 2.00pm

  • Sage Hotel Adelaide (208 South Terrace) at 2.10pm

The return arrival time to Adelaide on Monday is approximately 11am to 11.30am and an option to be transferred to Adelaide Airport is available – pre-bookings are essential.

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