South Australia

Classic Paddlewheeler Cruise on the Iconic Murray River

Travel the beautiful and historic Murray River aboard traditional paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess. Cruise through spectacular river land, embark on scenic nature walks and indulge in the region’s famous food and wine. Slow down the pace and embrace the tranquil scenery with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, onshore tours, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, nightly live entertainment and return transfers to/from Adelaide included.

4, 5 or 8 Days From
619 €
/person
Twin Share
Valued up to 859 €
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package Options

4 Days
TWIN SHARE - 4-DAY DISCOVERY CRUISE
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for ONE person based on twin share - you must purchase TWO packages
  • A four-day Discovery Cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheeler staying in a twin bed outside cabin
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels 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
4 Days
SOLO 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
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels 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
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
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels 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
5 Days
SOLO 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
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels 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
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 and Wildlife Cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheeler staying in a twin bed outside cabin
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels 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
8 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER - MURRAYLANDS & WILDLIFE CRUISE
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for ONE person
  • An eight-day Murraylands and Wildlife Cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheeler staying in a twin bed outside cabin
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels 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
8 Days
TWIN SHARE - 8-DAY UPPER MURRAYLANDS CRUISE
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for ONE person based on twin share - you must purchase TWO packages
  • An eight-day Upper Murraylands Cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheeler staying in a twin bed outside cabin
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels 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
8 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER - 8-DAY UPPER MURRAYLANDS CRUISE
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for ONE person
  • An eight-day Upper Murraylands Cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheeler staying in a twin bed outside cabin
  • Complimentary return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels 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

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 aboard 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 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 carols, 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 onboard 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.

7-Night Upper Murraylands Cruise (departs on Friday): Discover the Upper Murraylands as you travel from Mannum to Morgan, with visits to local wineries, wetlands, wildlife shelters and walks around historic towns - plus a traditional Australian BBQ by the river.

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