Murray River

Classic Paddlewheeler Cruise on the Murray River

Travel the beautiful and historic Murray River aboard a traditional paddlewheeler. Spend three nights in fine style cruising through spectacular river land as you embark on scenic nature walks and indulge in the region’s famous food and wine. Also receive breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, onshore tours, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, nightly live entertainment and even return transfers to Adelaide.

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4 Days
TWIN SHARE - 4-DAY DISCOVERY CRUISE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for ONE person based on twin share - you must purchase TWO packages
  • An four-day Discovery Cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheeler staying in a twin bed outside cabin with two single beds, private en suite, air-conditioning, electric blankets, daily servicing, picture windows and direct access to the deck
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels and Adelaide Airport or complimentary secure car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals including daily buffet breakfasts, daily à la carte lunches and nightly à la carte dinners. Enjoy delicious dishes such as Moroccan spiced lamb fillet with a honey mustard sauce, Atlantic salmon fillet with béarnaise sauce and New York cheesecake served with berry compote
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4 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - 4-DAY DISCOVERY CRUISE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for ONE person
  • A four-day Discovery Cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheeler staying in a twin bed outside cabin with two single beds, private en suite, air-conditioning, electric blankets, daily servicing, picture windows and direct access to the deck
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels and Adelaide Airport or complimentary secure car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals including daily buffet breakfasts, daily à la carte lunches and nightly à la carte dinners. Enjoy delicious dishes such as Moroccan spiced lamb fillet with a honey mustard sauce, Atlantic salmon fillet with béarnaise sauce and New York cheesecake served with berry compote
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5 Days
TWIN SHARE - 5-DAY HERITAGE CRUISE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for ONE person based on twin share - you must purchase TWO packages
  • A five-day Heritage Cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheeler staying in a twin bed outside cabin with two single beds, private en suite, air-conditioning, electric blankets, daily servicing, picture windows and direct access to the deck
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels and Adelaide Airport or complimentary secure car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals including daily buffet breakfasts, daily à la carte lunches and nightly à la carte dinners. Enjoy delicious dishes such as Moroccan spiced lamb fillet with a honey mustard sauce, Atlantic salmon fillet with béarnaise sauce and New York cheesecake served with berry compote
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5 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - 5-DAY HERITAGE CRUISE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for ONE person
  • A five-day Heritage Cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheeler staying in a twin bed outside cabin with two single beds, private en suite, air-conditioning, electric blankets, daily servicing, picture windows and direct access to the deck
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels and Adelaide Airport or complimentary secure car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals including daily buffet breakfasts, daily à la carte lunches and nightly à la carte dinners. Enjoy delicious dishes such as Moroccan spiced lamb fillet with a honey mustard sauce, Atlantic salmon fillet with béarnaise sauce and New York cheesecake served with berry compote
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8 Days
TWIN SHARE - 8-DAY MURRAYLANDS & WILDLIFE CRUISE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for ONE person based on twin share - you must purchase TWO packages
  • An eight-day Murraylands & Wildlife Cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheeler staying in a twin bed outside cabin with two single beds, private en suite, air-conditioning, electric blankets, daily servicing, picture windows and direct access to the deck
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels and Adelaide Airport or complimentary secure car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals including daily buffet breakfasts, daily à la carte lunches and nightly à la carte dinners. Enjoy delicious dishes such as Moroccan spiced lamb fillet with a honey mustard sauce, Atlantic salmon fillet with béarnaise sauce and New York cheesecake served with berry compote
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8 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - 8-DAY MURRAYLANDS & WILDLIFE CRUISE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for ONE person
  • An eight-day Murraylands & Wildlife Cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheeler staying in a twin bed outside cabin with two single beds, private en suite, air-conditioning, electric blankets, daily servicing, picture windows and direct access to the deck
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels and Adelaide Airport or complimentary secure car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals including daily buffet breakfasts, daily à la carte lunches and nightly à la carte dinners. Enjoy delicious dishes such as Moroccan spiced lamb fillet with a honey mustard sauce, Atlantic salmon fillet with béarnaise sauce and New York cheesecake served with berry compote

The Murray River: home to winding waterways, local wildlife and towering sand cliffs, and lined by vineyards, historic towns and beautiful scenery. Experience it all on board the PS Murray Princess, a charming paddlewheeler that will transport you back to the times of Rudyard Kipling and Ernest Hemingway. Spend your days reading on the sundeck before enjoying land excursions and settling in for an evening meal with other like-minded explorers.

What You'll Love...

The Boat – A classic paddlewheeler

Travel aboard the PS Murray Princess staying in an upgraded Outside Cabin. This true inland river paddlewheeler was purpose-built for the Murray River with all the character and charm of yesteryear and is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Soak up the scenery from the boat’s sun deck or unwind with a drink at the bar or in one of the two lounges. The boat also features 24-hour tea and coffee facilities, a gym, gift shop and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The Journey – Enjoy guided nature walks and a wine tasting

Explore the township of Murray Bridge on a guided tour of the town’s historic landmarks and local attractions. Located in the heart of the Murraylands this town is considered the crown of the Murray region and attracts over 1 million visitors every year.

Enjoy guided nature walks through Salt Bush Flat, big river gorges and towering sandstone cliffs which rise 90 metres above the river.

Sample the region’s famous fare with a Riverland food and wine tasting featuring two red and two white wines paired with fresh local produce.

Travel in July aboard a Christmas in July cruise and enjoy the same itinerary plus special Christmas-themed bonus inclusions such as a traditional Christmas dinner/lunch, Christmas activities, Christmas themed 'Murray River Cup', Christmas carol themed music, Christmas presents and eggnog.

Your Package Includes

  • A three-night Discovery Cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheeler staying in a twin bed outside cabin with two single beds, private en suite, air-conditioning, electric blankets, daily servicing, picture windows and direct access to the deck.
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels and Adelaide Airport or complimentary secure car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals including daily buffet breakfasts, daily à la carte lunches and nightly à la carte dinners. Enjoy delicious dishes such as Moroccan spiced lamb fillet with a honey mustard sauce, Atlantic salmon fillet with béarnaise sauce and New York cheesecake served with berry compote
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours including a guided tour of Murray Bridge and Salt Bush Flat
  • Guided nature walks and eco-excursions including a flat-bottomed boat river birdlife experience
  • Onboard presentations including a special Riverland presentation showcasing the region’s delicious food, wine and local produce with the opportunity to taste two red and two white wines
  • A special captain’s dinner and dance. This three-course dinner menu changes seasonally but can include such delights as garlic prawns, roast rump of lamb, grilled barramundi and more
  • Live entertainment each night including live music, dancing and more
  • Access to on board facilities include a bar, restaurant, two lounges, dance floor, gym, sundeck, free Wi-Fi, gift shop, library and 24-hour tea and coffee facilities

Extended Cruises

4-Night Outback Heritage Cruise

Upgrade to the four-night Outback Heritage Cruise and travel north along the great Murray River from the historic river port of Mannum to Blanchetown, as you follow in the wake of great Australian pioneers along the outback river highway.

7-Night Murraylands & Wildlife Cruise

Spend seven nights on the river and discover the South Australian outback sailing through ancient gorges, red gum forests, nature trails and local vineyards with a complimentary coach tour of the Barossa Valley included.

Valid for the following departure dates:

3-Night Discovery Cruise

14 June 2019

5*, 12*, 26* July 2019

2, 9, 30 August 2019

4-Night Heritage Cruise

17 June 2019

8*, 15*, 22*, 29 July 2019

5, 12, 26 August 2019

7-Night Murraylands & Wildlife Cruise

14 June 2019

5*, 8*, 12*, 22*, 29 July 2019

2, 5, 9, 26, 30 August 2019

*Special Christmas in July Cruise

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Cruise bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise you must purchase a single traveller package. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the cruise.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults. If you wish to bring one child with you please contact the cruise company directly for pricing.

Connecting cabins are not available.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

*Christmas in July cruise itineraries are the same, but the Murray Princess will be decorated in a Christmas theme and guests will enjoy bonus inclusions such as a traditional Christmas dinner/lunch, Christmas activities, Christmas-themed 'Murray River Cup', Christmas carol themed music, Christmas presents and eggnog.

Cabins feature two single beds.

Complimentary secure parking at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential).

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