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Tour ID: 10059762

There’s no better way to see the Murray River and a slice of the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic Australian outback, its unique flora and fauna, and the rich legacy of old riverside ports and indigenous culture close up than to drift unhurried and quietly under the power of the paddle-wheeler PS Murray Princess.

Captain Cook Cruises offers a unique historic and nature-based adventure, through some of the driest parts of the driest continent, past mallee scrub and ancient red gum forests, through towering gorges and ochre-coloured limestone cliffs.

This cruise takes you north on the great Murray River from the historic river port of Mannum to Swan Reach. Experience the magic and majesty of the spectacular scenery, from towering cliffs to expansive wetlands. Along the way you’ll see a great variety of Australian wildlife, including kangaroos and many of about 350 bird species that inhabit the river lands. Highlights include a visit to a vineyard and wine-tasting at the cellar door, visit a typical Australian farm, woolshed & wildlife shelter, enjoy an Aussie barbecue beside the river and an aboriginal archaeological site.

You can also choose to extend your cruise with an optional full day tour of Australia’s richest and best known wine making regions - the Barossa Valley.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Facilities: Spa, sauna, gym, sun deck; two bars, two lounges, single-sitting dining saloon; speed boat; gift shop, library and video; lift; guest laundry and 24-hour tea and coffee facilities. Accommodation: 60 cabins and staterooms each with private bathroom ensuite, adjustable air-conditioning, electric blankets soaps, shampoo and towels; serviced daily. Each cabin is approximately 12 sq metres. Outside Cabins open onto the outside deck and have picture windows. Limited double beds available for an additional charge (no freesell). Dining: Dining aboard Murray Princess includes delicious table d'hote menus, Captain's Dinner and buffet dining. Breakfasts are buffet style. Every cruise includes shipboard accommodation, dining, all on-board facilities including the use of spas, saunas and exercise deck, entertainment, 24 hour self-service coffee bar and Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST). Prices exclude drinks, personal purchases and any optional tours and services.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    A selection of souvenirs, toiletries, film and hats are available from the onboard gift shop.

  • Duration:

    4 nights and 5 days

  • Departure:

    4:30 PM Mon

  • Return:

    Returns to Mannum on Friday at 9.00am.

  • Departure points:

    Adelaide and Mannum

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Depart Mannum Monday 4.30pm (boarding from 2.30pm). Return Mannum Friday 9.00am.

    Complimentary Coach transfers available departing at 1.30pm from Adelaide Central Bus Station (85 Franklin Street, Adelaide), 1.45pm from Stamford Plaza (150 North Terrace, Adelaide), 2.00pm from Mercure Grosvenor Hotel (125 North Terrace, Adelaide) or 2.10pm from Sage Hotel Adelaide (208 South Terrace, Adelaide). Bookings essential.

  • What to bring:

    Any medication you may require, sandals or low-heeled deck shoes and tennis shoes are most suitable on deck and for shore excursions. Smart casual wear is recommended. 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 (Polaroid) and good sun block.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Children aged 0-2 years free of charge in existing bedding however not recommended.

  • Additional Information:


    ADELAIDE COACH TRANSFERS: Bookings Essential. Complimentary return coach transfers depart the Adelaide Central Bus Station, Stamford Plaza, Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or Sage Hotel Adelaide on Mondays from 1.30pm and return Friday 12noon - 12.30pm.

    Please note that passengers over the age of 80 years will require a Doctor’s Certificate of fitness to travel.

    MANNUM CAR PARKING: Bookings Essential. Limited complimentary car parking is also available at Mannum subject to availability.

    OPTIONAL POST CRUISE BAROSSA VALLEY TOUR (additional cost): Discover Australia’s richest and best known wine making region – the Barossa Valley. Depart Mannum by coach where you will be transferred directly to your Barossa Valley tour at Williamstown. The tour includes three premium wineries, lunch and free time in Tanunda before returning to Adelaide at 5.30pm.

  • Destinations:

    Mannum and Murray River

Optional Extras

  • Early Bird Saver Fare

    Book 60 days in advance and save 10%! Conditions apply, subject to availability

    Adults: $-169.00 | Pensioners: $-169.00

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