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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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NZD$999/person

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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 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 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.

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, spa, sauna, 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.

3-Night Discovery Cruise

1 June 2018

15 June 2018

6 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

13 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

20 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

27 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

3 August 2018

10 August 2018

24 August 2018

31 August 2018

4-Night Outback Heritage Cruise

28 May 2018

4 June 2018

18 June 2018

9 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

16 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

23 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

30 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

13 August 2018

27 August 2018

7-Night Murraylands & Wildlife Cruise

1 June 2018

15 June 2018

6 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

9 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

13 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

16 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

20 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

23 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

27 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

30 July 2018 (Christmas in July cruise*)

3 August 2018

6 August 2018

10 August 2018

24 August 2018 (includes a ‘Hot August Night’ music cruise at no extra cost)

27 August 2018

31 August 2018

*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.

*7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: *Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

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.

Packages are valid for two adults.

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.

*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).

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer to LuxuryEscapes.com/terms

3-Night Discovery Cruise

DAY 1

Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads downriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Mundurra, you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises, egrets and many other species. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.

DAY 2

In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built at Edwards Crossing, which quickly became the bustling township of Murray Bridge. After a hearty breakfast, choose to join a guided tour of the town’s historic landmarks and local attractions or go on a wildlife tour at Monarto Zoo (additional cost). Those who choose to experience Monarto Zoo will arrive back on board the Murray Princess in time for lunch. this afternoon, as we continuing cruising upriver to our overnight mooring at Salt Bush Flat; you will have the opportunity to inspect the wheelhouse with the Captain. After dinner, enjoy being entertained by our talented crew.

DAY 3

All ashore for the guided nature walk where our guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna. It’s a great way to get in a little exercise before the PS Murray Princess departs for the big river gorges and 90 metre cliffs of the upper river. Mid-morning, join us in the Sturt Dining Room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the riverlands. Just after Fromms Landing, we turn and head downriver to River View Lodge (near Piggy Flat / Coolcha) where our discovery vessel awaits for a wildlife tour. Travelling in small, personalised groups, we explore the maze of the river and the birdlife is amazing. Watch for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river’s muddy edges. The afternoon offers a choice of bocce or fishing challenges before joining the Captain and Officers for pre-dinner drinks and the Captain’s Dinner and Dance.

DAY 4

We head back to Mannum and after breakfast, we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf.

For the 4-night Outback Heritage Cruise and 7-night Murrylands and Wildlife cruise itineraries, please visit the PS Murry Princess website.

  • Gym with exercise equipment
  • Sun deck
  • Bar and two lounges
  • Single-sitting dining saloon
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Gift shop
  • Library, video and DVD
  • Lift (to Randell, Cadell & Sturt Decks only)
  • Guest laundry
  • Tender boat
  • 24-hour tea and coffee facilities

Flights depart daily from all Australian capital cities to Adelaide.

Convenient return transfers from a central Adelaide location are included in your package.

Direct Flights (departing Australia only): Booking your flight with us is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your travel dates with the hotel, then head to our new online booking page to book your flights here.

*Multi-Stop Trips (departing Australia only): *If you require a stopover en route or are travelling to multiple destinations, simply call 1300 88 99 00.

What an incredible relaxing 4 days cruising up and down the 'Mighty Murray'. Wonderful food well appointed, stateroom, great travelling companions. The crew are a credit to the company in the way they helped and attended to every need. Overnight stays on the river, excursions and overall fun for the entire cruise. I will be going again in the near future.
- TripAdvisor
Hubby and I did the 7 night cruise on the Murray Princess, we can't recommend it enough we had the best time. The staff/crew were amazing, always there to lend a hand. The top deck had new cane lounges which were so comfortable, spent many hours up there enjoying the scenery which was breathtaking. The food was to die for and the tours were special too. We can't wait to go again! Just brilliant!!!
- TripAdvisor
Relax and enjoy the great views, beautiful boat, friendly staff and comfortable rooms. Entertainment was very good so a big thankyou to the cruise director.
- TripAdvisor