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5 Day Murray River Cruise Experience


Experience yesteryear on the charming paddle wheeler, The Murray Princess 

Induldge in delicious food and beverages throughout your journey

Enjoy plenty of exciting on-shore tours, including Burk Salter Boutique Winery & Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve with a local expert

Delight in a scenic tender boat ride


From $1,499 pp twin share

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Explore the breathtaking Murraylands whilst cruising through ancient gorges and red gum forests, past towering and stone cliffs and historic ports, local vineyards and nature trails.

Enjoy the relaxing pace of the authentic Murray Princess paddlesteamer while enjoying plenty of onboard excursions, delicious dining and making new friends. 




Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5

Day 1

Adelaide - Murray River

Mid-afternoon the PS Murray departs historic Mannum. 

Enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow shipmates and meet the crew.

Sail and moor overnight at Caurnamont

Accommodation: PS Murray Princess

Meals: All meals included.

Day 2

Murray River

Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown.

Visit the Burk Salter Boutique Winery as sun sets and enjoy a wine tasting at the cellar door.

Accommodation: PS Murray Princess

Meals: All meals included.

Day 3


Cruise downriver to Swan Reach, enjoy a walking tour and a museum visit.

Accommodation: PS Murray Princess

Meals: All meals included.

Day 4


The vessel sails slowly downriver past magnificent cliffs. Tour the Ngaut Nguat Aboriginal Reserve ( one of Australia's most significant archealogical sites) 

Accommodation: PS Murray Princess

Meals: All meals included.

Day 5

 Return back to Mannum

This morning cruise back to Mannum and disembark after breakfast.

Optionally extend your stay in Adelaide with extra nights of accommodation or an optional Borrossa Vally wine and heritage tour.



Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Complimentary return coach transfers from Adelaide    
  • Complimentary car parking in Mannum    
  • All meals (table d’hote and a la carte menus)    
  • Guided nature walks and eco excursions    
  • Onboard presentations    
  • Use of gym    
  • Live entertainment    
  • Big river gorges and sandstone cliffs –  Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Visit the cellar door at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Explore the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (gold coin donation at entry)
  • See the towering sandstone cliffs at Big Bend
  • Watch the Sunnydale Woolshed Show and visit the Native Wildlife Shelter
  • Enjoy a delicious riverside Aussie BBQ feast with live entertainment
  • Go spotlighting on a nocturnal tour at Sunnydale and view the Dark Sky
  • Enjoy a Bush Tucker Breakfast (optional)
  • Explore the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve with an expert local guide
  • Delight in a scenic tender boat ride
  • Experience one of the world's most popular wine regions on the Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour (optional, additional cost)
  • Complimentary Coach Transfers to and from Manus

Onboard Cabins

The PS Murray Princess has 60 cabins and staterooms, each with private bathroom ensuite, electric blankets, soap, shampoo, hairdryers, towels, and daily servicing. Each cabin is approximately 12sq meters. Four of the outside cabins and their ensuite bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Two cabins located on Randell Deck are opposite the lift for easy access to the dining and lounge decks

Onboard Food and Drinks: 

Menu: Aboard the Murray Princess, you will enjoy a seasonal menu, including local fresh produce. Salmon, scotch fillet, chicken, quiche, lamb shanks  - you'll have the option to enjoy them all in the Dining Room on the Stuary Deck. (Each meal is accompanied by coffee or tea). 

Drinks: A wide variety of drinks, including wine, beer, cocktails, aperitifs, and soft drinks are available from the bar. There is a large range of wines from South Australian wineries, including Banrock Station, Burk Salter's Winery, and Yulumba. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails are also available for you to enjoy. 



  • Cruise fares do not include drinks, optional tours and services
  • Airfares
  • Travel Insurance Accommodation 
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone, gifts, souvenirs etc.

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Important Information:

Your Vessel

The PS Murray Princess is a true inland paddle wheeler built for the Murray River, with the character and charm of yesteryear, and is the largest inland paddle wheeler in the southern hemisphere. 

Catering for just 120 passengers, she brings the unique advantages of small ship cruising to the remarkable setting of Australia’s outback.

Don't be fooled by most modern-day imitation paddle wheelers (where the paddle is often on the side and just for show). The PS Murray Princess is an authentic paddle wheeler, propelled by its massive stern wheel. 

The onboard atmosphere is relaxed and informal by style. The lounge features a majestic view of the paddlewheel in action through the two-story viewing window. Upper and lower lounge areas are accessed by the classic brass and mahogany-style spiral staircase.

The PS Murray Princess cruises between Mannum, Murray Bridge, and Salter's Station down the Murray River. The wetlands in this area provide essential breeding and feeding habitats for many species of waterbirds, fish, invertebrates, and plants, meaning that you'll see the wonderful wildlife in this outback setting.

The PS Murray Princess has 5 passenger decks; Sturt, Randell, Cadell, Chaffey (named after the Murray River's great pioneers), plus the Sun Deck.

Single Supplement available! 

Departure Dates

JUN 2022
06 th
Monday 06 Jun 2022  ‐  Friday 10 Jun 2022
JUN 2022
13 th
Monday 13 Jun 2022  ‐  Friday 17 Jun 2022
JUL 2022
04 th
Monday 04 Jul 2022  ‐  Friday 08 Jul 2022
JUL 2022
11 th
Monday 11 Jul 2022  ‐  Friday 15 Jul 2022
JUL 2022
25 th
Monday 25 Jul 2022  ‐  Friday 29 Jul 2022

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