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7 Night Murray Princess & Adelaide Adventure including flights

Adelaide

Round-trip flights included

3 nights Adelaide hotel & 4 night Murray River Cruise

Plus, enjoy touring, transfers & more!

2022 departure dates available

From $2,199 Typically $3,099 Include flight pp twin share

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MAYhem SALE! Want another $100 off? Sure. Call us on 1300 893 404 or send an email to info@traveldream.com.au and quote the code word 'mayhem' for $100 off per person*. 

Take some time for yourself with our fantastic Murray River experience! Including three nights in Adelaide, four nights on the historic Murray Princess, excursions,  return flights and more. 

The mighty Murray River winds 2570 kilometres through the Australian outback and on it’s banks you will see Australian Native animals, red gum forests and green farming land all protected by the towering sandstone cliffs. One passenger returning from this Murray Princess cruise described a feeling of “being in touch with the river, the land and its creatures. This was definitely due to the calming of the Paddle Wheeler as the P.S. Murray Princess snaked her way along the river. It gave us a wonderful feeling of a bygone era.” 

With perfect scenery, delicious food, like minded new friends and a small luxury Paddle Wheeler you can get ready for the ultimate unique Aussie adventure.

 *Sale ends 31st May. Not available on all deals or products. 

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Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

Day 1

Arrive Adelaide

Depart your home city and fly to Adelaide. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure. 

Accommodation: Riveria hotel

Meals: Nil. 

Day 2

Adelaide 

Explore the Barossa Valley on a full-day wine tasting tour that includes visits to four wineries, a delicious lunch, and stops at the Whispering Wall, the town of Tanunda and Mengler's Hill Lookout. Visit renowned wineries such as Chateau Yaldara, Peter Lehmanns, Lambert Estate and Wolf Blass to taste a variety of wines from both new and established producers. Your knowledgeable guide shares behind-the-scenes facts about the valley with your small group, giving you insight into the legendary winemaking region.(Selected wineries may vary)

Accommodation: Riveria hotel

Meals: Nil. 

Day 3

Adelaide

Enjoy today at your leisure.

Accommodation: Riveria hotel

Meals: Nil. 

Day 4

Adelaide Mannum 

Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads upriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Caurnamont, 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.

Accommodation: PS Murray Princess

Meals: All meals included.

Day 5

Cruising 

Day break 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. Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown through one of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of water. This afternoon we moor opposite to the township of Blanchetown for our overnight anchorage. As the last rays of the sun fade, we visit Burk Salter Boutique Winery and enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door which is fitted out with beautiful red gum bars. After dinner, join us for all the fun and excitement, and participate in our “Murray River Cup”.

Accommodation: PS Murray Princess

Meals: All meals included.

Day 6

Cruising 

After breakfast we cruise downriver to picturesque Swan Reach. The town was first settled in the 1850s, 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. 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. After dinner, there are two optional onshore tours to choose from (additional cost). A Nocturnal Tour in a comfortable purpose-built cart where you may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats and owls and the Dark Sky Night Tour where you will be taken to an internationally recognised Dark Sky Reserve to observe the stars of the Milky Way. Night viewing binoculars and a telescope with a digital control locator are available plus a tablet to locate and name what can be observed with the naked eye.

Accommodation: PS Murray Princess

Meals: All meals included.

Day 7

Cruising 

After an optional early morning Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost) or a bush walk with the Captain, the vessel cruises slowly 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. We return to the vessel to cruise downriver to Younghusband. Along the way, adventure seekers can also take a scenic tender boat ride. Tonight, join the Officers for complimentary pre-dinner drinks (sparkling wine and soft drinks) before a delicious dinner.

Accommodation: PS Murray Princess

Meals: All meals included.

Day 8

Mannum Adelaide

We leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After breakfast we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf. You will be transfered to Adelaide Airport for your flight home. 

Meals: Breakfast.

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy airfares from Melbourne to Adelaide (Sydney, Brisbane & Hobart airfares available at check-out for an additional fee)
  • 3 nights at Riveria Hotel in Adelaide pre cruise in a Queen room
  • Barossa Valley Day Tour
  • 4 nights Murray River Cruising on P.S. Murray Princess round trip from Adelaide. Inside cabin, twin share
  • All meals (buffet & a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours including guided nature walks, eco-excursions
  • Onboard presentations & Live entertainment
  • Complimentary return coach transfers from Adelaide, or return to the Adelaide Airport
  • Car parking in Mannum (coach and car parking bookings essential)

 

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.

 

Accommodation

Adelaide - Riveria Hotel - Queen Room 

MS Murray Princess - Inside Cabin twin share (Upgrade options available at check-out) 

Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance Accommodation
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone, gifts, souvenirs, etc

 

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. It 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 that is 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.

 

Child Policy/Single Supplement

Please enquire with info@traveldream.com.au or 1300 893 404 if you would like to travel with a child or are travelling solo. 

Departure Dates


JUN 2022
24 th
Friday 24 Jun 2022  ‐  Friday 01 Jul 2022
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