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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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Package Options


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4 Days
DISCOVERY (TWIN)
Earn 919 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • 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
Calendar
5 Days
OUTBACK HERITAGE (TWIN)
Earn 1,239 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • 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
Calendar
4 Days
DISCOVERY (SINGLE)
Earn 1,249 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • 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
Calendar
5 Days
OUTBACK HERITAGE (SINGLE)
Earn 1,668 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • 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
Calendar
8 Days
MURRAYLANDS WILDLIFE (TWIN)
Earn 1,939 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • 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
Calendar
8 Days
UPPER MURRAYLANDS (TWIN)
Earn 2,109 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • 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
Calendar
8 Days
MANNUM/LOXTON (TWIN)
Earn 2,149 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • you must purchase two packages**
  • 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)
Calendar
8 Days
MURRAYLANDS WILDLIFE (SINGLE)
Earn 2,619 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • 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
Calendar
8 Days
UPPER MURRAYLANDS (SINGLE)
Earn 2,899 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • 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
Calendar
8 Days
MANNUM/LOXTON (SINGLE)
Earn 2,909 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • 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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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