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Step Back in Time on a Classic Paddlewheeler Cruise with All Meals Included

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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AUD$919/person
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Earn 919 Qantas Points
4 Days
DISCOVERY (TWIN)

Package is valid for one person (twin share) - you must purchase two packages

  • Complimentary return coach transfers from and to selected Adelaide CBD Hotels OR return to the Adelaide Airport OR complimentary car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals (buffet and a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks and eco excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of gym
  • Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Live entertainment each night
  • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar

Click here to view the itinerary

Cruise Highlights:

  • Free time to explore the township of Murray Bridge or take a tour of the historic Roundhouse
  • Optional Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour on Saturday departing Murray Bridge (additional cost)
  • Guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat
  • Riverland food and wine tasting (a tasting of two reds, two white wines and local produce)
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat
  • Spectacular Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Optional Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour at conclusion of cruise (additional cost)
Earn 1,239 Qantas Points
5 Days
OUTBACK HERITAGE (TWIN)

Package is valid for one person (twin share) - you must purchase two packages

  • Complimentary return coach transfers from and to selected Adelaide CBD Hotels OR return to the Adelaide Airport OR complimentary car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals (buffet and a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks and eco excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of gym
  • Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Live entertainment each night
  • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar

Click here to view the cruise itinerary

Cruise Highlights:

  • Depart historic Mannum
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Vineyard tour and cellar door tasting at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Guided walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (gold coin donation at entry)
  • Big Bend towering sandstone cliffs
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show, Native Wildlife Shelter and riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Optional Nocturnal Tour at Sunnydale in a comfortable purpose built cart (additional cost)
  • Optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost)
  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites
  • Scenic tender boat ride
  • Spectacular Captain’s Buffet Dinner and Dance
  • Optional Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour (additional cost)
Earn 1,249 Qantas Points
4 Days
DISCOVERY (SINGLE)

Package is valid for one person staying in their own room

  • Complimentary return coach transfers from and to selected Adelaide CBD Hotels OR return to the Adelaide Airport OR complimentary car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals (buffet and a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks and eco excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of gym
  • Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Live entertainment each night
  • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar

Click here to view the cruise itinerary

Cruise Highlights:

  • Free time to explore the township of Murray Bridge or take a tour of the historic Roundhouse
  • Optional Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour on Saturday departing Murray Bridge (additional cost)
  • Guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat
  • Riverland food and wine tasting (a tasting of two reds, two white wines and local produce)
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat
  • Spectacular Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Optional Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour at conclusion of cruise (additional cost)
Earn 1,668 Qantas Points
5 Days
OUTBACK HERITAGE (SINGLE)

Package is valid for one person staying in their own room

  • Complimentary return coach transfers from and to selected Adelaide CBD Hotels OR return to the Adelaide Airport OR complimentary car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals (buffet and a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks and eco excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of gym
  • Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Live entertainment each night
  • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar

Click here to view the cruise itinerary

Cruise Highlights:

  • Depart historic Mannum
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Vineyard tour and cellar door tasting at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Guided walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (gold coin donation at entry)
  • Big Bend towering sandstone cliffs
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show, Native Wildlife Shelter and riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Optional Nocturnal Tour at Sunnydale in a comfortable purpose built cart (additional cost)
  • Optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost)
  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites
  • Scenic tender boat ride
  • Spectacular Captain’s Buffet Dinner and Dance
  • Optional Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour (additional cost)
Earn 1,939 Qantas Points
8 Days
MURRAYLANDS WILDLIFE (TWIN)

Package is valid for one person (twin share) - you must purchase two packages

  • Complimentary return coach transfers from and to selected Adelaide CBD Hotels OR return to the Adelaide Airport OR complimentary car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals (buffet and a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks and eco excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of gym
  • Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Live entertainment each night
  • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar

Click here to view the cruise itinerary

Cruise Highlights:

  • Depart historic Mannum
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Vineyard tour and cellar door tasting at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Guided walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (Gold coin donation at entry)
  • Big Bend towering sandstone cliffs
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show and Native Wildlife Shelter
  • Riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Optional Nocturnal Tour at Sunnydale in a comfortable purpose built cart (additional cost)
  • Optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost)
  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites
  • Scenic tender boat ride
  • Spectacular Captain’s Buffet Dinner and Dance
  • Complimentary Barossa Wine and Heritage tour
  • Free time to explore the township of Murray Bridge or take a tour of the historic Roundhouse
  • Optional Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour on Saturday departing Murray Bridge (additional cost)
  • Guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat and see big river gorges and towering sandstone cliffs
  • Riverland food and wine tasting (a tasting of two reds, two white wines and local produce)
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat
Earn 2,109 Qantas Points
8 Days
UPPER MURRAYLANDS (TWIN)

Package is valid for one person (twin share) - you must purchase two packages

  • Complimentary return coach transfers from and to selected Adelaide CBD Hotels OR return to the Adelaide Airport OR complimentary car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals (buffet and a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks and eco excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of gym
  • Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Live entertainment each night
  • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar

Click here to view the cruise itinerary

Cruise Highlights:

  • Depart historic Mannum
  • See big river gorges and towering sandstone cliffs
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat
  • Scenic tender boat ride
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Experience Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre for wine tastings followed by a delicious buffet lunch and DVD presentation
  • Tour the gardens and orchards and visit the cellar door at Caudo Vineyard
  • Guided walk of Morgan township and Morgan’s three historical museums - Morgan Living Museum, Morgan River
  • History Museum and Morgan Railway Museum
  • Guided walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (Gold coin donation at entry)
  • Big Bend towering sandstone cliffs
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show and Native Wildlife Shelter
  • Riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Optional Nocturnal Tour at Sunnydale in a comfortable purpose built cart (additional cost)
  • Optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost)
  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites
Earn 2,149 Qantas Points
8 Days
MANNUM/LOXTON (TWIN)

Package valid for one person (twin share) - you must purchase two packages

Please note this cruise can go from Mannum to Loxton or Loxton to Mannum - see 'Fine Print' for dates

  • Complimentary return coach transfers from and to selected Adelaide CBD Hotels OR return to the Adelaide Airport OR complimentary car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals (buffet and a la carte)
  • Guided nature walks and eco excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of spa, sauna and gym
  • Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Live entertainment each night
  • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar

Cruise Itineraries:

  • Mannum to Loxton itinerary (23 November 2018): click here
  • Loxton to Mannum itinerary (30 November 2018): click here

Cruise Highlights:

  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show and Native Wildlife Shelter
  • Optional Nocturnal Tour by tractor and cart (additional cost)
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown, Lock 2 at Morgan and Lock 3 at Overland Corner
  • Morgan township and museum tour
  • Caudo Vineyard tour and tastings
  • Waikerie township and museum tour
  • Visit the Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum – Humphrey Pump & Steam
  • Visit The Village Historic Loxton
Earn 2,619 Qantas Points
8 Days
MURRAYLANDS WILDLIFE (SINGLE)

Package is valid for one person staying in their own room

  • Complimentary return coach transfers from and to selected Adelaide CBD Hotels OR return to the Adelaide Airport OR complimentary car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals (buffet and a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks and eco excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of gym
  • Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Live entertainment each night
  • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar

Click here to view the cruise itinerary

Cruise Highlights:

  • Depart historic Mannum
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Vineyard tour and cellar door tasting at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Guided walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (Gold coin donation at entry)
  • Big Bend towering sandstone cliffs
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show and Native Wildlife Shelter
  • Riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Optional Nocturnal Tour at Sunnydale in a comfortable purpose built cart (additional cost)
  • Optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost)
  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites
  • Scenic tender boat ride
  • Spectacular Captain’s Buffet Dinner and Dance
  • Complimentary Barossa Wine and Heritage tour
  • Free time to explore the township of Murray Bridge or take a tour of the historic Roundhouse
  • Optional Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour on Saturday departing Murray Bridge (additional cost)
  • Guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat and see big river gorges and towering sandstone cliffs
  • Riverland food and wine tasting (a tasting of two reds, two white wines and local produce)
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat
Earn 2,899 Qantas Points
8 Days
UPPER MURRAYLANDS (SINGLE)

Package is valid for one person staying in their own room

  • Complimentary return coach transfers from and to selected Adelaide CBD Hotels OR return to the Adelaide Airport OR complimentary car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals (buffet and a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks and eco excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of gym
  • Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Live entertainment each night
  • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar

Click here to view the cruise itinerary

Cruise Highlights:

  • Depart historic Mannum
  • See big river gorges and towering sandstone cliffs
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat
  • Scenic tender boat ride
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Experience Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre for wine tastings followed by a delicious buffet lunch and DVD presentation
  • Tour the gardens and orchards and visit the cellar door at Caudo Vineyard
  • Guided walk of Morgan township and Morgan’s three historical museums - Morgan Living Museum, Morgan River
  • History Museum and Morgan Railway Museum
  • Guided walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (Gold coin donation at entry)
  • Big Bend towering sandstone cliffs
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show and Native Wildlife Shelter
  • Riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Optional Nocturnal Tour at Sunnydale in a comfortable purpose built cart (additional cost)
  • Optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost)
  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites
Earn 2,909 Qantas Points
8 Days
MANNUM/LOXTON (SINGLE)

Package valid for one person staying in their own room

Please note this cruise can go from Mannum to Loxton or Loxton to Mannum - see 'Fine Print' for dates

  • Complimentary return coach transfers from and to selected Adelaide CBD Hotels OR return to the Adelaide Airport OR complimentary car parking is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals (buffet and a la carte)
  • Guided nature walks and eco excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of spa, sauna and gym
  • Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Live entertainment each night
  • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar

Cruise Itineraries:

  • Mannum to Loxton itinerary (23 November 2018): click here
  • Loxton to Mannum itinerary (30 November 2018): click here

Cruise Highlights:

  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show and Native Wildlife Shelter
  • Optional Nocturnal Tour by tractor and cart (additional cost)
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown, Lock 2 at Morgan & Lock 3 at Overland Corner
  • Morgan township and museum tour
  • Caudo Vineyard tour and tastings
  • Waikerie township and museum tour
  • Visit the Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum – Humphrey Pump & Steam
  • Visit The Village Historic Loxton

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.

Choose from a selection of cruises, with Australia Day and New Year’s Eve options available.

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 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.

Three Night Discovery Cruise – Enjoy guided nature walks and a wine tasting

Explore the township of Murray Bridge. Located in the heart of the Murraylands this town is considered the crown of the Murray region and attracts 1.1 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.

Click here for the itinerary.

Extended Cruises

Four-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. Enjoy a vineyard tour and taster at Burk Slater boutique winery, see the sandstone cliffs of Big Bend and the archeological sites of Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve.

Click here for the itinerary.

Seven-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 wine and heritage tour of the Barossa Valley included. Nature-lovers will love the opportunity to get up close to the river’s birdlife onboard the ‘Dragon Fly’ flat-bottomed boat and on a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat.

Click here for the itinerary.

Seven-Night Upper Murraylands Cruise

See beautiful scenery from big river gorges and towering sandstones cliffs on this seven-night river cruise experience, including guided walks of Morgan and Swan Reach and their respective museums, a wine tasting and buffet lunch at Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre and a chance to get up close to the river’s birdlife onboard the ‘Dragon Fly’ flat-bottomed boat.

Click here for the itinerary.

Seven-Night Mannum to Loxton Cruise (or Loxton to Mannum)

Perfect for lovers of history and wine, this scenic seven-night cruise invites you to soak up the sights between Mannum and Loxton. Discover the archeological sites of Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, visit the Sunnydale Woolshed Show and native Wildlife Shelter, enjoy a museum tour in the townships of Morgan and Waikerie, visit the Caudo vineyard for a tour and tasting session, explore the Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum and more.

Click here for the Mannum to Loxton itinerary.

Click here for the Loxton to Mannum itinerary.

All Cruises Include:

  • 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 breakfast, daily à la carte lunch and nightly à la carte dinner. 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, guided nature walks and eco-excursions.
  • Onboard presentations such as 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 including a 24-hour tea and coffee facilities.

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

Please note: Cruise itineraries are samples only and are subject to change without notice.

Cruise dates:

MANNUM/LOXTON (inform the tour operator of your preferred route after purchase)

Seven-Night Mannum to Loxton Cruise

23 November 2018

Seven-Night Loxton to Mannum Cruise

30 November 2018

Three-Night Discovery Cruise

28 December 2018

4 January 2019

11 January 2019

18 January 2019

25 January 2019 – Australia Day Cruise

1 February 2019

8 February 2019

Four-Night Outback Heritage Cruise

31 December 2018 – NYE Cruise

7 January 2019

14 January 2019

21 January 2019

28 January 2019

4 February 2019

11 February 2019

25 February 2019

Seven-Night Murraylands & Wildlife Cruise

28 December 2018

31 December 2018 – NYE Cruise

4 January 2019

7 January 2019

11 January 2019

14 January 2019

18 January 2019

21 January 2019

25 January 2019 – Australia Day Cruise

28 January 2019

1 February 2019

4 February 2019

8 February 2019

11 February 2019

22 February 2019

Seven-Night Upper Murraylands Cruise

15 February 2019

Check Availability: To confirm your cruise date 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 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 rooms are not available.

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

Cabins feature twin bedding (two single beds).

Drinks, optional tours and services are not included.

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

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