Seven night Upper Murraylands cruise


Discover the delights from Mannum to Morgan in our newest cruising option for travel. Departs every Friday.

Members from: $1,944 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $1,984 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    River Cruising

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    National Seniors Travel

  • Booking Code

    CCMC2020

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • All meals (buffet and a la carte)

  • An exciting selection of onshore tours

  • Guided nature walks and eco excursions

  • On-board presentations

  • Use of gym

  • Captain’s buffet dinner and dance

  • Live entertainment

  • 24 hour self-service tea and coffee bar


Discover the delights from Mannum to Morgan in our newest cruising option for travel. Highlights include cellar door tastings at Caudo Vineyard, a visit to well-known Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre, guided walks around historic towns, an Aussie barbecue beside the river; a visit to a wildlife shelter, sheep shearing demonstration and a guided walk through one of Australia’s most significant aboriginal archaeological sites at Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park.


About the cruise:

While on the seven night Upper Murraylands cruise, you'll have the opportunity to...

  • Depart historic Mannum
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Riverland food and wine tasting (a tasting of two reds and two white wines and local produce)
  • Experience Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre including a delicious buffet lunch followed by a DVD presentation and wine tastings
  • Tour the gardens and orchards and visit the cellar door at Caudo Vineyard
  • Guided walk of the Morgan township and the Morgan Living History Museum 
  • Take a walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (Gold coin donation at entry)
  • Big Bend towering sandstone cliffs
  • Watch the Sunnydale Woolshed Show and Native Wildlife Shelter
  • Riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Archaeological sites
  • Optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost)

Itinerary


Day 2: Saturday

Daybreak and it’s time for the keen photographers to be out to capture the special light and the morning movement of wildlife. Prolific birdlife includes pelicans, wrens and swans. This morning, your 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. 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 past Walker Flat to Sugar Shack Conservation Park. In the afternoon, join us in the Sturt Dining Room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the
Riverland. After dinner, enjoy being entertained by our our on-board entertainer.

Day 3: Sunday

Continue cruising upriver this morning as we enjoy breakfast and pass through one of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of water. This morning, enjoy some free time and in the afternoon join in the fun playing a few games of bingo. Late afternoon we will secure the vessel at Morgan and after dinner, enjoy being entertained by our talented crew.

Day 4: Monday

Today we are transferred by coach to the Riverland town of Waikerie and Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre near Kingston On Murray. Enjoy some free time in Waikerie and at Banrock Station delight in cellar door wine tastings followed by a
delicious buffet lunch and DVD presentation. There will be time to take a stroll around the gardens and orchards enjoying the relaxing scenery. Return by coach to Morgan where we will re-board the Murray Princess and continue our journey upriver and secure at the 329km mark of the Murray River.

Day 5: Tuesday

After breakfast, we arrive at the picturesque Caudo Vineyard located at Hogwash Bend. Here we will enjoy cellar door tastings and explore the gardens and orchards.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch as we cruise downriver back towards Morgan. Mid-afternoon we join a guided walk of the Morgan township and the Morgan Living History Museum. We depart Morgan late afternoon and secure at Donald Flat Lagoon
for our overnight moorage. After dinner, join us for all the fun and excitement, and participate in our “Murray River Cup”.

Day 6: Wednesday

After breakfast cruise to picturesque Swan Reach. The town was first settled in the 1850s and was originally the largest of five sheep and cattle stations in the area and is now home to native flower and fruit growers. The original Swan Reach homestead is now the Swan Reach Hotel where you can enjoy an ale or cappuccino overlooking
the Murray River (additional cost). Join a 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. Catch up with friends over a coffee or drink whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery. When we arrive at Sunnydale, it’s 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 (additional cost) in a comfortable purpose built cart is available after dinner where you may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats and owls.

Day 7: Thursday

After an optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost), we slowly cruise downriver 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 tour to view ancient rock carvings and to learn about aboriginal history in
the area. Tonight the Captain and his officers host a spectacular Farewell Captain’s Buffet Dinner. Dress up and dance, if you wish.

Day 8: Friday

We leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After breakfast we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf.


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Disclaimer


*Early Booking Saver (EBS) fares shown are based on Off Peak Early Booking Saver (EBS) Fares which is a 20% discount on standard brochure fares valid for bookings that are made up to 90 days prior to departure, subject to availability. 10% discount applies in peak travel periods (March, April, May and September to December).
^Outside Cabins and Staterooms can accommodate an extra person based on 1 double bed and 1 single bed, but availability is limited. Outside Cabin Extra Person prices available on enquiry.
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