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Murray River Discovery Cruise

Indulge in a long weekend where you'll discover the beautiful lower riverlands, between Walker Flat and Murray Bridge aboard the paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess.

Members from: $825 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $836 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    River Cruising

  • Destination


  • Supplier

    National Seniors Exclusive

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


  • All meals (buffet and a la carte)

  • An exciting selection of onshore tours

  • Guided nature walks and eco-excursions

  • Onboard presentations

  • Use of gym

  • Captain’s Buffet Dinner and Dance

  • Live entertainment

  • 24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar

  • Complimentary return coach transfers from Adelaide or return to the Adelaide Airport or car parking in Mannum (bookings essential)

Indulge in a long weekend where you'll discover the beautiful lower riverlands, between Walker Flat and Murray Bridge aboard the paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess. You'll cruise through spectacular riverlands and enjoy the great variety of flora and fauna. You'll take a nature walk, get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat, visit the township of Murray Bridge and learn about the food and wine of this famous region.

Discovery Cruise Itinerary

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 Safari Park (additional cost).
Those who choose to experience Monarto Safari Park will arrive back on board the Murray Princess in time for lunch then join us in the Sturt Dining Room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the Riverland.
This afternoon, we continue our journey upriver and tonight we
moor at Salt Bush Flat. After dinner, enjoy being entertained by our
talented crew.

Day 3

This morning, join a 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 and cruises downriver.
Near Fromms Landing, we turn and head downriver to River View Lodge (near Piggy Flat / Coolcha) where 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. The afternoon offers a choice of bocce or fishing challenges before
joining the Captain and Officers for the Farewell Dinner and Dance.
Dress up and dance, if you wish

Day 4

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

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*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.
Above fares are based on cabins with 2 x single beds. Inside and Outside Cabins with a double bed incur a surcharge (no surcharge applies for Staterooms). Please refer to the Standard Cruise Fare Terms and Conditions for full details.