Upper Murraylands Cruise – Mannum to Morgan

Upper Murraylands Cruise – Mannum to Morgan

Departure Dates:

Departures in 2017: April 20, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9,
Tour Code: SA08

Discover the delights of Murray River Cruising from Mannum to Morgan on the PS Murray Princess.

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Special Offer – Early Booking Saver Book at least 60 Days in advance and receive up to 10% discount on the Cruise.

This offer is strictly subject to availability.

Holiday Inclusions

  • Return air travel to Adelaide
  • Return airport/hotel transfers in Adelaide
  • 1 night pre cruise accommodation in Adelaide at the Stamford Plaza including full breakfast
  • Return transfers to the Murray Princess
  • 7 night Murray River Cruise in an Outside Twin Cabin aboard the P S Murray Princess including all meals and entertainment

7 Night Cruise Inclusions

  • 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.
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown.
  • Visit the picturesque town of Waikerie.
  • Experience Banrock Station Winery and Wetlands Centre.
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Vineyard tour and cellar door tasting at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Tour the gardens and orchards and visit the cellar door at Caudo Vineyard.
  • Guided walk of Morgan township and Morgan’s three historical museums (Gold coin donation at entry).
  • 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).
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show and Native Wildlife Shelter.
  • Riverside Aussie Barbecue.
  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites.

9 day package cost per person (outside twin cabin)

Twin Share

Airfare included in package price

Brisbane from $3485 $405
Canberra from $3565 $485
Gold Coast from $3515 $435
Hobart from $3549 $469
Launceston from $3525 $445
Melbourne from $3340 $260
Perth from $3607 $527
Sydney from $3425 $345
9 day land only cost $3080 $2870 (Cruise only)
Single supplement $960 (Full package)

*The fares used in the package price are based on the best available instant purchase air fares at the time of print and are subject to change without notice and are also subject to availability. No guarantee can be given by Aussie Getaways that these fares will be available on any specified day and we will always offer the cheapest fare available for your nominated days of travel. Please use the airfares quoted as a guide only and ask your travel consultant for more details.

Tour Itinerary

Sample itinerary only and subject to change due to weather, water levels and other Operational requirements. Captain Cook Cruises reserves the right to alter itineraries and tours without notice.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Homeport To Adelaide
On arrival into Adelaide your taxi driver will be waiting near the baggage area displaying a board with your name. He will then transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight: Stamford Plaza Hotel, Adelaide

Day 2: Murray River Cruise (B,D)
Free time in Adelaide. Be at the Stamford Plaza by 1.30pm for the coach to Mannum to board the P S Murray Princess for your 7 night cruise. Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads downriver while you enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a Welcome Dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Caurnamont you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for grey kangaroos, hair-nosed wombats, Murray longnecked tortoises, spoon-beaked egrets and many other species. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.
Overnight: Murray Princess

Day 3: Murray River Cruise (B,L,D)
Daybreak and time for the keen photographers to be out to capture the special lights and the morning movement of wildlife. This morning your vessel awaits for a wildlife tour. Travelling in small personalised groups, we explore the maze of the river and the birdlife is amazing. For those who choose to stay on-board, you may wish to partake in a game of bocce or compete in the fishing challenge before we cruise upriver to Swan Reach and Sugar Shack Conservation Park. After dinner, enjoy being entertained by our talented crew.
Overnight: Murray Princess

Day 4: Murray River Cruise (B,L,D)
Continue cruising upriver this morning as we enjoy breakfast and pass through one of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of the water. Arrive at the township of Blanchetown where we will be transferred by coach to the Riverland town of Waikerie. Enjoy some free time here before travelling to Banrock Station Wine and Wetlands Centre near Kingston-on-Murray. Here we will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch followed by a DVD presentation and wine tastings. Mid-afternoon, we travel to Cadell where the PS Murray Princess will be waiting. This evening we will secure the vessel at Wilson’s Sandbar and after dinner, enjoy on-board entertainment.
Overnight: Murray Princess

Day 5: Murray River Cruise (B,L,D)
After breakfast, join the First Officer for a talk in the Sturt Dinning Room as we continue upriver to Qualco. From here the Captain will turn the vessel around and begin our cruise downriver. Following lunch, we arrive at Caudo Vineyard where we will enjoy cellar door tastings and a tour of the gardens & orchards. This evening we secure the vessel at Morgan where we will enjoy dinner.
Overnight: Murray Princess

Day 6: Murray River Cruise (B,L,D)
During the 1800’s, Morgan was the home port of hundreds of paddle steamers which carried cargo and passengers up the Murray-Darling River System. This morning we will hop ashore to see this historic town. The restored wharf precinct captures the early river trading days and the town’s museums bring to life the stories of the paddle steamer era. Back in board, we continue cruising downriver. This afternoon we moor opposite to the township of Blanchetown for our overnight anchorage. As the last rays of the sun fade, we join a guided tour of Burk Salter Boutique Winery and enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door which is fitted out with beautiful red gum wood bars. After dinner, join us for the fun and excitement , and participate in our “Murry River Cup”
Overnight: Murray Princess

Day 7: Murray River Cruise (B,L,D)
After breakfast we cruise upriver to Swan Reach. The town was first settled in the 1850s and was originally the largest of five sheep and cattle stations in the area. The original Swan Reach homestead is now the Swan Reach Hotel. Join the guided walking tour and visit the Swan Reach Museum (Gold coin donation at entry). Cruise downriver after lunch and take in the tranquillity as the landscape slides by or enjoy a lifestyle and info-cruising presentation. We arrive at Sunnydale. All ashore for the Woolshed Show as we recreate typical Australian woolshed history. Later we visit the Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia’s most interesting native animals are cared for. And then, of course, there is the great Aussie Barbecue – cooked and served in a bush setting on the banks of the mighty Murray River. An optional Nocturnal tour is available after dinner.
Overnight: Murray Princess

Day 8: Murray River Cruise (B,L,D)
After breakfast the ship cruises slowly downstream past magnificent cliffs scoured by the river over millions of years. We reach Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, for a step back in time – tens of thousands of years – for a guided boardwalk to view ancient rock carvings and to learn about aboriginal history in the area. We return to the ship to cruise downriver to Younghusband. Along the way, adventure seekers can also take a speed boat ride. Tonight the Captain and his officers host a spectacular Farewell Captain’s Buffet. Dress up and dance, if you wish.
Overnight: Murray Princess

Day 9: Adelaide to Home (B)
After breakfast, PS Murray Princess arrives at Mannum where we reluctantly say farewell at Mannum Wharf. Join the coach for the return to Adelaide where you will be met and transferred to the airport. Flights to depart after 3:00pm

*Meal Code: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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